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Learning Team Voluntary Internship

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the county's nature charity and the leading provider of wildlife and conservation learning opportunities in Suffolk, based around our network of nature reserves and centres - but we want nature to be much more than a day out. Our 2030 vision is for a wilder Suffolk where nature is thriving and abundant because everyone is doing more to help. We want nature to be part of everyday life and decision-making for everyone. We will be the enablers of change, creating opportunities for everyone to connect to nature and play their part in nature's recovery as part of a county-wide movement for nature, Team Wilder. This role is central to achieving this, with a focus on creating more opportunities for everyone to experience and learn about nature at our learning reserves and centres and other local sites, increasing nature connection through learning, discovery and play and building support for and active engagement in Team Wilder.

WORK HOURS: 3 days per week including weekends where appropriate.

ANNUAL LEAVE: Pro rata 31 days per year

REPORTING TO: Wild Learning Officer

DATES: 7 March 2022 - 9 September 2022

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Level 3 Award in Outdoor Curriculum, Co-ordination, Level 1 Award in Forest School Principles


Assist the Wild Learning Officer in:

  • Planning, developing and delivering high quality, inspiring learning opportunities for children, young people, adults and families
  • Developing and delivering an activity-based family learning programme at weekends and throughout the school holidays
  • Developing relevant learning activities for organisations working with individuals and groups with special interests
  • Planning, developing and delivering a programme of meaningful learning activities and extended learning opportunities for schools from Early Years to A level
  • Harnessing social media networks to promote and celebrate activities and reach beyond our current audience
  • Supporting and supervising volunteers to assist with developing and delivering learning opportunities at our reserves and other local sites

Play a full and active role in the Trust's learning team, attending meetings and undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as appropriate. Delivering activities at large events at other centres and at county events, including the Suffolk Show and Latitude.

Play a full and active role in the Trust's team at the centre (if appropriate), maintaining and promoting the high standards of Suffolk Wildlife Trust and deputising for the Wild Learning Officer, where necessary.

Experience and Qualifications


  • A Levels or equivalent
  • Current driving licence
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience of outdoor learning



  • Knowledge and understanding of natural history and nature conservation

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to inspire, excite and enthuse people of all ages about nature
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and cooperatively as part of a team
  • Administration and IT skills, including competent use of Microsoft Office
  • Digital skills and an enthusiasm for harnessing new digital opportunities

Personal qualities


  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Eager to learn and to try new thingsb
  • Conscientious with a careful attention to detail
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Flexible approach to weekend and evening working, where appropriate
  • Committed to the vision and values of Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Please download and complete the separate application form

For an informal discussion or for any further queries please contact / 01473 890089

Closing date: 31 January 2022

Interviews to be held weeks beginning 7 and 14 February 2022

Unfortunately, we are only able to offer feedback to applicants selected for interview.