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Bee Connected Trainee

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location   England (South East) - UK
Salary   £21, 250 per annum
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   First Level
Deadline   10/01/2024
Company Name   Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Contact Name  
Email   admin@bumblebeeconservation.org
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Salary; £21, 250 per annum, 35 hours per week (fixed term twelve-month position)

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (the Trust) is excited to announce we are looking for a full-time Bee Connected trainee to work with the Project Officer and Conservation Project Manager (SE England) to assist in delivering the outputs of the Bee Connected project.

Through your training, you will obtain skills in bumblebee and wildflower surveying, practical habitat management and engaging with the public at events. You will support our existing volunteer base and help recruit and train new volunteers. You will be taught how to keep detailed records, assist with reports, follow risk assessments and store the project’s data on SharePoint.

You will:

–       Help the project officer and conservation project manager (SE England) support and coordinate a large group of volunteers.

–       Assist the project officer and conservation project manager (SE England) and volunteers in bumblebee, wildflower and habitat surveys.

–       Assist volunteers in completing dynamic risk assessments and entering their data onto BeeWalk.

–       Undertake practical habitat management.

–       Attend public events such as ID courses, bumblebee walks and talks, county shows and run stalls with volunteers.

–       Make sure all project data is up to date on SharePoint.

–       Assist the project officer with administration.

–       Post project highlights onto social media.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the role.

This is a full-time fixed-term position until the 21st of February 2025. The trainee will be field and home-based and is asked to live within or very close to the project area of South Kent, East Sussex.

The Trust recruits, employs, trains and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, disability, age, and other protected status.

At the Trust, we have a clear goal: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on reaching for our vision – to reverse the decline in bumblebees, through the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.

The closing date is 5pm 10th January 2024. Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

For an application pack please visit our website: bumblebeeconservation.org/vacancies/

Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Beta Centre
Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling FK9 4NF
Tel: 01786 594 128

Charity numbers: 1115634; SC042830

To discuss the post informally, please contact:
Name, Alex Hodges
Tel. 07930 428957


  • Closing Date: 10th January 2024
  • Interview date: Online 18th January 2024
  • Start date: 19th February 2024
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