The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (DWT) is pretty proactive when it comes to birds of prey, which is just as well given the appalling levels of raptor persecution in the county, not least those associated with the grouse moors of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park (e.g. see here).
Enthusiastic supporters of, and contributors to, Hen Harrier Day, DWT also runs the Upland Skies Bird of Prey Project which is supported by funding from the National Lottery (here) and earlier this year DWT announced the recruitment of a member of staff dedicated to peregrine protection thanks to funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund (here).
Now the Trust is advertising a position for a part-time Engagement Trainee (£19,047 per annum) to work within the Wilder Communities Team to help deliver a programme of work to inspire people to take action for wildlife.
In this role, you’ll:
• Support the Derby City Peregrine Project.
• Work on a Peregrine protection project in Derbyshire.
• Raise awareness and education of raptor persecution.
To be successful you will:
• Be passionate about inspiring people to care and act for nature.
• Have great communication and engagement skills.
• Be able to work with partners to deliver a project.
In this role, you’ll receive training and support to:
• Assist in the planning and delivery of DWT’s Wilder Engagement work, specifically to develop and deliver an awareness raising programme of Derbyshire’s peregrines and other birds of prey.
• Recruit and coordinate volunteers for watch points and monitoring of sites.
• Develop an excellent understanding of bird of prey persecution in the UK for further educational awareness to the public.
This role might be right for you if:
• You would like to deliver activities that are engaging and informative.
• You’ve had some experience working with volunteers.
• You have a good understanding of ecology and the wildlife of the British Isles.
• You have strong organisational skills and enjoy managing changing priorities.
This role will be based at DWT’s office in Middleton but candidates will be expected to work at various locations around the county. A balance of home and on site working will be allowed.
Interviews are planned for Monday 31st January 2022.
This is a part-time position of 25 hours per week and will involve working regular Saturdays.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as this role involves working with people under 18 year old.
Closing date is 16 January 2022. Interviews are planned for Monday 31st January 2022.
To apply please click here