• Real living wage, £12 per hour
  • 3.5 days/28 hours per week flexible working
  • Temporary position: April – August 2024 (5 months)
  • Equipment and travel expenses covered.

Website www.westwalesriverstrust.org      Email: harriet@westwalesriverstrust.org

Are you interested in working in environmental conservation, but are unsure of how to get started? This is a brilliant opportunity to join our friendly and supportive team in a starter role to help you into a career in conservation. You will be working on projects that will make a real and lasting difference, helping to save our rivers and the species that rely on them. 

We’re on the hunt for four people from Neath Port Talbot to join our friendly team for our Environmental Skills Program. You must be 18 or over, but you don’t need previous experience or qualifications to apply. We’re encouraging applications from career changers, people who are out of work, students and graduates. All we ask is that you are enthusiastic about making a difference!

With support from WWRT staff, River Restoration Interns will work as a team on a range of river conservation work. You will undertake wildlife surveys, support scientific research through fieldwork, data collection and technical analysis and carry out habitat improvements. You will inspire children by helping with schools’ workshops and build social skills by running volunteer tasks. You will learn how to produce newsletters, press releases and practice managing online content such as social media channels. The role will include both field and desk-based experience, ranging from project planning to delivery of events. Whilst many of the activities will take place in the County of Neath Port Talbot, interns will be given the opportunity to gain experience in other aspects of WWRT’s river restoration work across West Wales.

Join our team!

  • You must live within the County of Neath Port Talbot
  • You do not need a degree or any formal qualifications.
  • We welcome applicants of all ages.
  • No previous work experience is necessary, but we’re open to people looking for a change at any stage in your career.
  • No voluntary experience is necessary.
  • We don’t expect extensive knowledge of rivers or wildlife – just enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Please don’t be put off if you think that you are not the usual candidate for a job like this, we want to hear from you! If you would like to discuss the posts further, please contact: Harriet Alvis, CEO at harriet@westwalesriverstrust.org

To apply for this post please complete the application form available below and return it to harriet@westwalesriverstrust.org

Closing Date for applications is 9am, Monday 5th February 2024.

The Neath Environmental Skills Program (NESP) project has received £46,141.07 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund