Natural Networks is a new project which will develop skills of a dedicated trainee to help us reconnect the town’s green network. Working for The Conservation Volunteers the trainee will be part of a UK wide web of expertise in managing and engaging people in ecological networks. The project will develop the skills of the  trainees enable people to understand, value, protect and increase the biodiversity of their local green places.

Cumbernauld has an extensive green network which is integral to the design of the new town. The network of paths, parks and larger green-spaces provide natural connections between communities. This learning placement will gather evidence on the quality, connectedness and perceptions of the green network. It will support communities to understand what their needs are for green-space.

As part of the Cumbernauld Living Landscape the trainee will support groups to enhance the connections and quality of their spaces.

During the placement you will be supported to learn and put into practice a wide range of natural heritage and community development skills and develop and deliver your own community environmental engagement project.

You will need to have a basic knowledge of natural history and a commitment to conservation. Some experience of working with the public is essential and experience delivering environmental education, working with community groups or working with volunteers will be an advantage. You will be highly motivated and able to work efficiently without supervision. This role requires excellent communication and organisational skills and an aptitude for enthusing others to value, enjoy and protect our natural heritage.

Natural Networks is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm 17/10/14


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