Nature & Land Management Volunteer – Grange Farm, Barlings.

Application close date:October 14, 2019

Interviews to be held:

Grange Farm is Bransby Horses’ newly acquired 800-acre site at Barlings, Langworth. The site is an idyllic, peaceful environment where various species take residence. We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about giving a helping hand out in the fresh air whilst learning more about land management and nature.

This role is definitely for someone who wants to get outdoors, meet like-minded volunteers plus get their daily dose of vitamin D while keeping active! The main purpose of the role is to help the Bransby Horses Staff on-site; this is assisting with the maintenance, management, and care of everything involved in this spectacular environment.

As this volunteering opportunity is away from our main site in Bransby Village, it does require an individual who has the ability to travel to Barlings, Langworth.

Job Description

Liase With:

  • All team members
  • Other Volunteers

Working Hours: We are looking for reliable volunteers who can preferably commit to one day a week. Days can be flexible.

Annual Salary / Pay Per hour: N/A

Main Purpose of the Job:

This exciting, new venture is perfect for an individual who enjoys keeping active and the great outdoors but doesn’t mind the odd bit of wind, rain & mud!  The role will develop year on year with ongoing plans to develop the Grange Farm site. This is a physical role so does require someone who enjoys the outdoor life, is reasonably active and has an interest in nature and wildlife.

 

The role will involve environmental conservation; you will get the chance to be involved with:

 

·      Tree pruning/thinning

·      Tree planting

·      Grass Cutting/Strimming

·      Bramble Bashing

·      Basic DIY Tasks such as making tree guards, putting up bird boxes etc.

 

And also, various other outdoor maintenance work.

Main Duties:

person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
 

·         Previous basic DIY Skills

·         Previous experience in using hand tools

·         Knowledgeable about wild plants, wildlife and other habitats.

Application
Personal Qualities

Ability to work independently

·         Practically minded

·         Happy to work on initiative

·         Enthusiastic about nature

·         Good communication skills.

·         Flexibility

·         Team player

·         Reliable

·         Good listener

·         Ability to follow plans and instructions

·         Approachable

·         Punctual

·         Honest and trustworthy

·         Adaptability to various situations

Interview