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2 x Volunteer Trainee Nature Reserve wardens

Salary: This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided.

Closing date: Friday 18th May 2018

Location: Sevenoaks and Darent Valley

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector as a nature reserve warden? We need people to help with the general and practical management of reserves in the Sevenoaks and Darent Valley area, whilst gaining experience working with and leading volunteer tasks, and gaining certificates for practical skills.

This is an unpaid 11-month voluntary role, however, travel expenses and a training programme will be provided.

Specifically, the role will involve practical management, working with and leading volunteers, working with stock graziers and Trust livestock, surveying and monitoring. You will currently be undertaking or recently have completed an HND/degree in countryside management or equivalent, or have a proven interest in the environment and actively seeking employment in this field.

A full clean driving licence is essential, and basic IT skills. You should have a mature approach and the ability to communicate effectively with the public.

The roles are funded through the Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme in which Kent Wildlife Trust is a major partner. Led by the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Contact details:

For a role description and application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email For an informal discussion please contact Paul Glanfield on 07766 732214.

Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 4th May. Interviews will be held on Friday 18th May at our headquarters in Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent.