Position for nature conservation experiential year student – 2019

Fransmanshoek Conservancy is seeking out an enthusiastic Nature Conservation 3rd year student to complete their experiential training year during 2019. This coastal conservancy has previously employed twenty students over the last fourteen years who have acquired their Nature Conservation Diplomas, and most have gone on to do their B Tech. The conservancy is 2000 ha in size, stretches over 16.4 km’s of coastline and is situated about half an hour west of Mossel Bay in the Garden Route. This post suits people who are keen on terrestrial and marine conservation.


Minimum requirements. Please read the following carefully:
The Candidate should have obtained or be currently enrolled in a Nature Conservation diploma or equivalent natural sciences degree. This post is open to individuals who are eager and able to use their own initiative without always being under direct supervision. A lazy person will not be appropriate. A combination of physical, strategic and computer work makes up most days. Candidates should have a driver’s licence and own transport. The Candidate must be proficient in English, whereas the ability to also speak Afrikaans, relatively well, will be advantageous. Basic computing skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint) is a necessity. Good people skills are essential. The candidate should be physically fit, and be willing to walk long stretches of coastline in all conditions. The area is rural and quiet; therefore, the candidate should be able to spend hours and sometimes days on their own.



Fransmanshoek Conservancy’s roles are a combination of urban and rural nature conservation with the main focuses being on compliance management, environmental education and awareness, veld rehabilitation and alien vegetation management, maintenance of tourist facilities, vegetation surveys, project management, research and monitoring and general administration.

The successful candidate will be fully exposed to the management of the conservancy and stands to gain invaluable conservation and project management experience in both the
terrestrial and coastal/marine environment. The conservancy will be able to provide the student with all the necessary experience as required by the Nature Conservation diploma’s experiential year. A monthly stipend of R3000 and basic accommodation will be provided.

Please note: Interest in an outdoor activity such as fishing, surfing, diving, mountain biking, horse riding etc., are an added benefit as the area is far away from the usual activities a town would provide.

Applicants should send their CV and covering letter to fransmanshoek@gmail.com on or before 13th of July 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and asked to come for an interview at the conservancy during July. Applicants who have not been contacted within 21 days of the closing date, must please assume that their application was unsuccessful.

For any further information you can visit our Facebook page, https://web.facebook.com/fmhconservancy/ or contact Kei Heyns on 082 084 2791 or fransmanshoek@gmail.com.

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