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Apprentice (Environmental Conservation)

SALARY: £4.04 per hour (£7772.96 per annum)
PERMANENT/FIXED TERM: Fixed term for 18 months
LOCATION: Goblin Combe Environment Centre

Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Education Services and Greener Living & Working


The Apprentice (Environmental Conservation) will work alongside our team at Goblin Combe Environment Centre to carry out management of the 138 acre woodland site and act as a leader for school and other group Environmental Education, Leisure and Community Engagement sessions.

You will work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Environmental Conservation and complete complementary certificates and qualifications including functional skills in Literacy and Numeracy if necessary.


In return we offer:

  • Life Assurance for all employees at four times annual salary
  • 25 days annual holiday, rising after three years and reaching 30 days after 5 years
  • Childcare vouchers are available on a salary sacrifice basis
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills


This post will be subject to an Enhanced Check with Lists from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Groundwork South’s Working with Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy supports staff in putting into practice our commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.

Potential candidates are advised to confirm their eligibility for the apprenticeship when applying. There will be an English and Maths test as part of the interview process.

A job application pack can be downloaded from the bottom of the page, completed applications to be sent to or for more information regarding the post please call Rosa Connolly on 01179103930. 


CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.


Closing date:             Friday 9th October 2015 at 17.00


Interview date:          To be confirmed    


We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.  We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability. sexuality, religion or age.