Workin’ Wood Ranger with Lochbroom Woodfuels

Lochbroom Woodfuels is a start-up social enterprise that creates training and employment opportunities for young people of all abilities.

Location: Ullapool
£7.85 per hour. Part-time, 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
Immediate start

The intern’s role will combine woodland management and provision of outdoor learning.

The intern will be involved in a National Forest Land Scheme application which is a potential community purchase of a local forest. This could involve carrying out a community consultation, mapping project or surveys such as soil samples depending on his/her knowledge.

The intern will also help to plan, deliver and evaluate a programme of outdoor based summer holiday activities for high school students.


Requirements

The ideal graduate will have a background in forestry, ecology, environmental sciences. An interest and experience in one or many of the following areas would be beneficial: outdoor education, youth/community work, education, social work, eco tourism, rural development.

You will have a positive attitude, be patient and able to build relationships with young people. You should be a strong team worker who is able to deal well with challenging behaviour. You will be able to manage your own workload and meet deadlines. A knowledge of forestry woodland management and/or outdoor learning would be an advantage.

Ideally you will have a full, clean driver’s license.

Please note, the successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure/PVG check.


Application

Closing date for applications is 10 May 2015, 5pm.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.

This Adopt an Intern funded internship has been made possible through the financial support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with match funding from the Scottish Government.  It is part of a "Business Growth Programme" supporting the third sector, micro businesses and SMEs and contributes to our wider focus of boosting economic stability by investing in graduates.  These are paid, meaningful, capacity-building internships, with monitored outcomes.

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