High Weald

Meadow Makers Trainee

Do you care about the environment? Would you like a career in nature conservation?

We are delighted to be hosting a ‘Meadow Makers’ trainee through a new and exciting project taking place thanks to funding from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

Led by Plantlife, Meadow Makers aims to restore species-rich grasslands across England in partnership with Arnside & Silverdale AONB, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Duchy of Cornwall, Herefordshire Meadows, Moor Meadows, the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and ourselves.

The project is seeking 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 are particularly interested in hearing from young people keen to develop a career in conservation.

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. 

The High Weald AONB Partnership position is an opportunity to work alongside a small team of landscape experts to support the delivery of all aspects of the Meadow Makers project. We will offer you a wide range of opportunities combining work-place learning and experience, practical action (including conservation and people engagement), peer to peer learning and completion of a training framework. There will be an opportunity to focus training to reflect your interests, supported by a personal training budget.

pdf Job description and person specifiication (305 KB)
pdf Further information on the role (892 KB)  

To register an interest in the role please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. An online application form will be available on the East Sussex County Council Jobs website from 22 February.

Deadline for receipt of applications Sunday 7 March.
Online interviews will be held on Thursday 18 March.

This project is funded by 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.

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We currently have no other vacancies at the High Weald AONB Partnership. However, if you think you have relevant skills and experience, particularly in GIS or communications, and are interested in working with us, please email your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.