Natural Prospects Trainees

Closing date:
Salary: £9,000 bursary
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: 5 placements based in Birmingham, Walsall or Wolverhampton, See individual Job Descriptions
A career in urban wildlife conservation
Do you love wildlife and working outdoors? Are you practical and want to learn new skills? Can you help people connect with nature in the city?
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are now recruiting five highly motivated individuals with a keen interest in wildlife and conservation to undertake one-year practical conservation training placements. Trainees will undertake the work-based City & Guilds Level 2 qualification in Environmental Conservation.

If you are looking to start your conservation career in Birmingham or the Black Country, you could be eligible for one of these Natural Prospects Traineeships. To apply you need to be aged 18 or over, based in Birmingham or the Black Country, and either:
• from a black or minority ethnic group, or
• a non-graduate, or
• in receipt of benefits/from an economically deprived area.
You only need to meet one of these 3 criteria to be eligible.

Taster Days
We highly recommend joining one of our taster days to learn exactly what's involved in the traineeships. Please email the relevant contact to book yourself on any of these events:

13th October 2-4.30 pm meeting at Centre of the Earth, 42 Norman Street - Contact

14th October 11-2pm meeting at Moseley Bog & Joy’s Wood (Car park on Yardley Wood Road) - Contact

15th October 11am-2pm meeting at Peascroft Woods, at the grassy area in front of the wood on Central Avenue, Bilston, off Mountford Lane. The nearest postcode is WV14 6LP, near house number 38. - Contact

20th October 10-12am at Pendeford Mill, Wolverhampton - to book please call Paul Coxill on 07771 836680. Please bring own gloves

21st October morning- 10am-12 meeting at Lickey Hills Visitor Centre - Contact

21st October afternoon- 1-3pm meeting at Lickey Hills Visitor Centre - Contact

Application Process
The role descriptions and personal specifications for the 5 positions are attached below, along with the application form and guidance on how to complete it. 2 placements will be with the Wildlife Trust and 3 will be with our Council partners in Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Candidates may apply for more than one post at the same time.

Contact details

0121 523 0094