Join our Team: Summer Placements with Ouse Washes scheme

Heritage Lottery FundCambridgeshire ACRE is looking for volunteers who would like work experience as a summer placement, to assist with the development of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Are you looking to forge a career in environmental, community, landscape or heritage management? Look no further – a summer placement will give valuable experience and will give you that head start when it comes to applying for jobs in the sector.

Would you be successful, you will be working with a small team of experienced Cambridgeshire ACRE staff and will benefit from on-the-job mentoring across a number of different elements of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme. There will be fieldwork including interviewing members of the public about their visitor experiences, as well as desk-based work to record data and to write up consultation findings. You will be actively involved with a wide partnership which includes national conservation organisations such as the RSPB and WWT.

To find out more, please visit the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme at the Cambridgeshire ACRE website, from which you can also download the job specification, or download the job spec directly here:

Summer Placement

The final closing date for applications is 30 June 2013, although we urge people to come forward as soon as possible, as we will be assessing applications when they come in.

I am looking forward to hear from you. Any questions? Just contact me.

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About markatousewasheslps

I am currently coordinating a partnership-led bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (for a circa £600K Heritage Grant bid) focusing on strengthening the unique yet vulnerable natural heritage in the Cambridgeshire Fens surrounding the Old west River, the new 'New Life on the Old West' project. Until recently I was the Programme Manager for the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme, leading on the 1-year development and 3-year delivery phases of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aided Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) scheme (from Dec 2012 until March 2017), on behalf of and in close cooperation with a wide range of local, regional and national partner organisations. The Ouse Washes LP's portfolio of 51 projects have focused on: conservation works to historic and natural environmental assets; improving community participation & engagement with the landscape and its heritage; increasing access and learning opportunities; and providing more opportunities for training in traditional land management skills. The overall aim has been to leave a long-term legacy for this fascinating and unique landscape, in the process creating tangible improvements to social, economic and environmental aspects of this landscape, its heritage and communities.

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