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Posted by Ilse Steyl Posted on 2016-05-16

Crane Valley Conservation Internship

Based: The Shot Tower, Crane Park, Whitton, TW2 (with work at all sites within the Crane Valley)
Duration: Three days per week (for three months)
Salary: Unpaid - volunteer role with lunch and travel expenses zones 1-6 in London reimbursed

We are looking for a well organised person to assist with an important piece of environmental research for the Crane Valley Partnership. The research consists of producing a fish passage report for the River Crane and will entail fieldwork, basic data analysis and report writing, under the supervision of the Senior Conservation Officer. The report will be used by the Crane Valley Partnership to deduce which barriers are responsible for limiting fish populations in the river and preventing its recovery from large scale fish kills.

The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of urban conservation issues and wildlife, and an interest in freshwater ecology and/or fisheries management. You will have previous experience of conducting a scientific study, as well as the ability to work outdoors in challenging conditions. You will have good administrative and organisational skills, and sound IT skills.

London Wildlife Trust manages over forty nature reserve sites across the capital that are exemplars of urban conservation land management  which engage the local communities that use these sites. The Trust delivers projects focusing on protecting priority habitats and species in London and works to influence policy makers to support this work. The Trust engages London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, volunteering programmes and education and outreach work. To understand more about our plans ahead, read our strategic plan: For a Wilder City 2015 – 2020 here.

To apply, please send a completed Candidate Details Form and Application Form to LWT Recruitment. The forms, as well as a full role description, can be found here.

Closing date: Monday 30th May 2016
Interview date: Wednesday 8th June 2016

An enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check is not required for this role.