Meadow Makers Grassland Trainee

Closing date:
Salary: £8.91 an hour plus pension contribution of 9%.
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8LX

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We're seeking, along with our project partners, six enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals with a strong interest in conservation to become Trainee Meadow Makers and take part in a fully funded trainee programme. We're particularly interested in hearing from young people keen to develop a career in conservation.

Contact details

Any further enquiries should be directed to Graham Jackson-Pitt (Senior Nature Recovery Officer) at Cumbria Wildlife Trust or ring 01539 816 300.

Full-time (35 hrs per week) fixed-term contract for 6 months, April 2021 – September 2021 

Six full-time, fully paid (based on the National Living Wage) career entry positions are available. 

Each position is for six months, from April to September and will be hosted by Plantlife (x3), Cumbria Wildlife Trust, High Weald AONB and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. You will work in areas including Herefordshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Devon & Cornwall and East Sussex.

This role will be based in Kendal, Cumbria. Although initially home based, induction, training and work will be a mixture of online, and in the office or field where this can be done in line with COVID-19 procedures.

Training and meetings with other staff and partner organisations will be online at first but travel across Cumbria and further afield will be required at times.

The Meadow Makers project is taking place thanks to funding from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

Completed application forms should be returned with a covering letter outlining the candidate's suitability for the post, to Claire Ladell, Senior Personnel Officer, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8LX or by email to

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard anything within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has not been successful.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 7th March 2021 at 9pm.

Interviews will be held online during the week commencing 15th March 2021.

Please note that due to the varying Covid-19 restrictions, the recruitment programme may be subject to change.

Applicants shortlisted for an interview will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions.

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