Willie Yeomans (the River Clyde Scientist who is obsessed with Crayfish and who thinks I need to start jogging) posted in the forum about a new post that has arisen for someone who would like to become a “Kelvin Catchment Trainee”
Job title – Natural Communities Trainee: Kelvin River Catchment . Based in Glasgow.
Natural Communities is an innovative new programme providing 12 month long programmes to equip trainees with the skills to engage communities with the environment.
The Kelvin Catchment Trainee will be based with the Clyde River Foundation and will assist with increasing community awareness of and participation in river management. The project will focus around developing a new Kelvin Catchment Forum, delivering an education programme to primary schools and developing riverfly monitoring within the Kelvin catchment. During the placement you will be supported to learn and put into practice a wide range of natural heritage and community development skills, work towards gaining an accredited qualification and develop and deliver your own community environmental engagement project.
• You will need to have a basic knowledge of natural history and a commitment to conservation. Experience of the natural sciences and/or a demonstrable interest in river ecology will be an advantage, as will some experience of working with the public. You will be highly motivated and able to work efficiently without supervision. This role requires excellent communication and organisational skills and an aptitude for enthusing others to value, enjoy and protect our natural heritage.
The post is temporary for 12 months
Terrifying – in other words you will be thrown to the lions at fishing club AGM’s to be ripped apart like a zebra at the watering hole.
Only kidding – in all honesty if I did not have a job (and I was younger without a family and with a gigantic mortgage) that already sucked out my soul when you consider the amount of hours I have left to be near flowing water I might actually have went for it.
As it is I can only stick my oar in and hope that someone who actually deserves the job gets it - speaking of which I have a request for Yeomans ..