Trainee Peatland Surveyor (Fixed Term to November 2025)

at Elan Valley Trust
Location Rhayader, Powys, United Kingdom
Date Posted 14/05/2024
Category Environment and Countryside
Land Management and Surveying
Job Type Part-Time Vacancies
Closing Date 05/06/2024
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How to Apply

Do you feel passionate about peatland and making a difference to upland landscapes and nature? Do you like working in the outdoors? Are you keen to develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in Peatland restoration? The post holder will work with the other Elan Valley Trust staff and partners to ensure that peat
restoration work is implemented successfully with positive outcomes and lasting legacy.

The Elan Valley is located in the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales in a unique landscape combining remote hill land, isolated farmsteads, steep-sided wooded valleys and the extraordinary feat of Victorian engineering that brought clean water to Birmingham.

If you are enthusiastic about the possibilities for Peat restoration to have a beneficial impact on the landscape, nature and carbon reduction then we are looking for people who have the enthusiasm, commitment and understanding of this important landscape for both people and wildlife.

Based in the Elan Valley, you will be part of a dynamic team, ensuring a lasting legacy for generations to come. We are looking for a dynamic, ‘can do’ attitude and passion for engaging and empowering a wide variety of beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders in our special landscape.

Working as part of the Elan Valley Trust’s peatland team – and with key partners (RSPB and National Trust) the purpose of the job is to assist in the surveying and preparations of the partnership’s work in relation to peatland restoration on remote upland sites (only accessible by foot).

This is a Fixed Term contract to 30th November 2025; 22.5 hours per week on a salary scale of £23,000 – £26,000 (pro rata)

For full details including how to apply, please see download.

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