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Summary

Determined and focused post-graduate of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science looking to make their first steps into the environmental job sector. Years of experience with a range of different environmental analysis software, practices and techniques both physical and in the field. Professional research skills and an in-depth knowledge of hydrogecological environmental principles, biota, and environmental law. As well as habitat management, planning and budgeting experience. A real care for the environment shown through continued volunteering within the Bristol area and a want to put that care into a career that will help me continue to learn.

Outline

Professional horticultural knowledge.

Confident with GIS software such as ArcMap.

Confident with Data Analysis using software such as Excel & SPSS.

Can conduct phase 1 habitat surveys and use a range of environmental surveying equipment.

A keen team player and a natural leader.

Polite and well spoken with experience in customer care.

Confident engaging with the public.

An up-to-date knowledge of environmental law within the UK and Europe.

Confident using video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro.

Excellent timekeeping and organizational skills.

Experience leading volunteers and staff.

Available for Work in the Following Sectors

  • Arboriculture
  • Admin Support
  • Community
  • Countryside
  • Education
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management
  • Horticulture
  • Research
  • Rights of Way
  • Volunteer Development
  • Urban/Greenspace
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Publicity
  • Membership
  • Fundraising
  • Animals
  • Visitors
  • Other

Interested in the Following Hours

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Fixed Term
  • Job Share
  • Seasonal
  • Temporary
  • Placement
  • Voluntary

Qualifications


Additional Qualifications

Driving

Machinery

Chemicals

NGB Awards

Animal

RHS Qualifications (or Equivalent)

Outdoor Education

Other

Preferred Employment Location

  • England - South West

Experience

The Feed Bristol site covers seven acres of mixed-mosaic habitat to which I have been instrumental in the management of since the beginning of my placement. The course included within the placement has extensively developed my horticultural knowledge as well as the technical skills and best practices to be professional in a gardening role. I’m proficient using a range of gardening and landscaping equipment both motorized and otherwise and my plant identification is at an intermediate level and consistently improving. I have grown a range of different flora from seed and am confident in a plant nursery. Being part of Avon Wildlife Trust, Feed Bristol’s Grow Leader placement also focuses heavily on habitat creation and restoration and I have been an active player in many of the larger landscaping projects on site. These include the restoration of a site pond using clay sourced from the land, the creation of new habitat zones such as sowing the lands newest wildflower meadow, of which the seeds were harvested on site, and building a large, sheltered entrance hall by reconstructing an old polytunnel. These projects were carried out with teams of volunteers and corporate partnerships, groups of which I led throughout the day while explaining to them the purpose of the site and the benefits of the work which was being undertaken in order to educate and foster an inspiration for nature conservation. Soon after beginning my placement I became the volunteer ambassador for Feed Bristol, liaising with volunteers from all over the Avon Wildlife Trust and discussing current projects in order to boost interconnectivity between sites. I believe I gravitated towards this role naturally, as I feel comfortable projecting ideas in a creative format as part of a team. The fundamental method Feed Bristol uses for enthusing its visitors is in the food that is prepared on site, all of which is grown by myself and the other grow leaders. Because of this, I have developed a professional knowledge of plant husbandry and can plan and implement a seasonal grow schedule for multiple plots of land.

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