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JOB: Trustee

BE4: 30/11/18

IV: 30/11/2018

LOC: Wales, Home Based with meetings in Stirling or Southampton

PAY:

FOR: Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Are you passionate about bumblebees, wild pollinators and their habitats? Do you have the skills and motivation to help us reverse the declining pollinator communities? The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a new Trustee from Wales to join our Board and help lead the Trust's work. The Trust is entering an exciting period of new strategic direction and you would help to achieve the Trust’s goals and to ensure that the charity is managed effectively. You would need to commit the necessary time and to have both a strategic vision and an ability to provide independent judgement. This is a voluntary position but offers exciting opportunities to help lead a dynamic charity and develop its conservation and science work in the UK. BBCT is looking for a trustee based in Wales to ensure that it retains a geographic spread of trustees across Britain. While the primary focus is on Wales, the Trust is also interested in widening the Board’s skills in areas such as Welsh policy, fundraising, volunteering, education and outreach. ASK: More information & to apply: http://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/vacancies/

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire

PAY: Expenses / training

FOR: TCV, Hollybush

3 to 5 days a week for 6 months. Grab your chance to volunteer with the UK's leading practical conservation charity! As a stepping stone to your career in the environment sector or as personal development, becoming a Key Volunteer is a unique, highly rewarding exp. Learn practical skills working on conservation projects in & around Leeds. You will be responsible for organising & leading tasks, will gain exp in volunteer co-ordination & project management & have the opportunity to get involved with other projects & events, incl fundraising, educational activity days, publicity & marketing.  You will receive training in leadership, H&S, tools, First Aid, Midas, safeguarding, Mental Health First Aid, working with people with learning disabilities, & equality & diversity. ASK: Contact Ian Dowson, ian.dowson@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Experience Volunteer

BE4: 9/11/18

IV: 19/11/18

LOC: Exminster and Topsham

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: The RSPB

6 month placement. We have created a family room with a view, 'The Lookout', at Bowling Green Marsh, complete with comfy sofas, tea & coffee & the most amazing view of the marsh. You will help us build our volunteer team, organise & run events, sell tea & coffee & deliver great customer service as well as help develop links with the local community. We want you to inspire people about the work of the RSPB & ask them whether they'd like to become a member. We need a 'people person', friendly, approachable & have good understanding of the importance of a great customer exp. You need to be confident, initiating & tailoring conversations with people. 2.5 days a week (incl min of 2 x weekend days per month). We will agree a training package that will be a combination of on the job training & rel specialist training. ASK: For more information or to apply (CV & cover letter) please contact exe.estuary@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

Our visitor volunteers work across the visitor centre & the lakeside viewpoint, making a large flexible team whose focus is great customer service & promoting this special nature reserve. We know that wildlife inspires people, so interpreting the wildlife here is important, whether it’s pointing out swans or swallows, hoverflies or hawthorn. The visitors centre will have basic refreshment facilities & equipment to hire, you will help visitors get what they need. Collect car parking payments at the till & help with keeping the welcome area clean & tidy.   RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the society & underpins every single thing we do. Introducing visitors to the idea of membership is important too. You will have the confidence to strike up a conversation with strangers & a desire to help, an enthusiasm for conservation & wildlife; but most importantly of all you will need a friendly demeanour & a ready smile. Full induction & training for the role will be provided as well as the opportunity to attend a whole host of training opportunities, such as H&S, wildlife ID courses & even face painting training. Commitment 3 hours per week. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Events and Activities Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley, Great Barr, B43 5AG

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We regularly hold events on the reserve to encourage visitors to get closer to nature and learn more about the wildlife at Sandwell.  Annual events include bat and moth nights, bird ringing and family favourites like Easter egg hunts. You will be helping our visitor experience team by helping us deliver events on the nature reserve. You might be welcoming visitors, pond dipping or taking payment. The event activities vary every time and you will help us make them a success. You will also help by setting up activities in the first place and then helping us clear away afterwards.  We just need you to come with bags of enthusiasm and an interest in wildlife and the outdoors; we can supply and training you might need.  Experience of working with children would be helpful as our events are often family focused. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Fundraiser (Pin Badges)

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: South West - Home Based

PAY: Training / equipment

FOR: RSPB

Do you want to do something rewarding for nature? It only takes a couple of hours a month! It doesn't matter if you are retired, employed, unemployed or just looking for something to do by becoming a pin badge volunteer in your area, looking after our pin badge boxes you will be able to raise vital funds for nature. Managing the boxes is easy & flexible working around your lifestyle giving you the chance to get out & about in your area, developing your fundraising & communication skills which can be added to your CV. Gaining you useful skills while being part of the movement to save nature. Everything you need will be provided & you will have the support of the area community fundraiser to guide you on your volunteering experience.    ASK: Contact: Anna Canvin 01392 453753 anna.canvin@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Ranger, Black Down Estate

BE4:

IV: 26/10/2018

LOC: Haslemere, Surrey / Sussex Border

PAY: Accommodation, training & expenses

FOR: National Trust

6 months / 1 year. We are looking for motivated people who want to develop their career in countryside management by broadening their practical skills and have a proven track record of leavers going on to a job in the field. Gain exp in working on a range of habitats, from woods to heaths and meadows, as well as working with our in hand herd of cattle and working on a well-established popular events programme. There will be opportunities to work with and lead groups of volunteers and working holidays as well as working on some fascinating sites and with some wonderful wildlife. Our volunteers have their own vegetable garden, chickens and beehives, and get opportunities to develop and hone their skills with support from our dedicated and professional team. Through this and their work on the wide range of tasks across our countryside estate they get a great intro to working life as a ranger. Appropriate training will be given on the job as well as tailored practical skills based formal training and quals such as chainsaw certification will be provided.  ASK: For further information and an application form please contact: jo-anne.buckrell@nationaltrust.org.uk 01428 652359.

JOB: Marketing Intern

BE4:

IV: 19/10/2018

LOC: Vauxhall, London

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Countryside Alliance

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Marketing Intern to join our team. This is a great time to get on board with a series of exciting developments occurring in our digital spaces. You will work with a team of professional marketers and agencies to help us deliver our strategy to grow membership and income for the organisation. This is a varied role and you will be exposed to the full marketing mix making this an ideal opportunity for someone who is passionate about marketing and wants to develop their career. The role is unpaid and based at our London offices however all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. ASK: More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2PRd5Kt

JOB: Student Work Experience Placements

BE4: 31/12/18

IV: 31/12/2018

LOC: Jersey

PAY: Training

FOR: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Durrell is delighted to be able to offer a number of work exp placements which will give you a unique understanding of working for an international conservation organisation. Develop your skills across a variety of departments, incl the mammal, bird, herpetology, lab & veterinary, education & marketing departments. There is also the opportunity to complete research projects & dissertations during your placement. Please download the guidelines here https://c-js.co.uk/2PPssD0. We will be taking applications from mid-September 2018 for: summer placements (min eight weeks) - starting May / June 2019 to September 2019; short-term placements (min eight weeks) - starting September 2019 to May / June 2020; long-term placements (9-12 months) - 1st September 2019 to August 2020. If you are selected for interview we will arrange to contact you via Skype or telephone in early January 2019. If you are required to complete a research project during your placement please indicate this at the time of your application. ASK: To apply please send a CV & a letter of application to eluned.price@durrell.org. Please indicate which placement & your preferred department(s). Chat: Eluned Price, eluned.price@durrell.org, 01534 860044

JOB: Community Talks Volunteer

BE4: ?

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve, Great Barr, Birmingham

PAY: Support, training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

Help us help our local community, by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and giving engaging talks! RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban green space located in the middle of a vibrant and diverse community. We are looking for volunteers to help us reach out to local people working 1 day every 2 months minimum commitment. You will deliver inspiring talks about RSPB Sandwell Valley to local community groups, inspiring them to come and visit. The talks will cover a range of topics relating to the nature reserve, such as nature and wellbeing, the history of the site, and the wildlife of Sandwell Valley. We are looking for someone with the “gift of the gab”! If you enjoy meeting new people, being in the spotlight, and are a confident speaker, this is the role for you. You will be making a meaningful difference in your local community and support the work of RSPB Sandwell Valley. ASK: Contact Rita Gries rita.gries@rspb.org.uk for further information and to apply.

JOB: Event Volunteer - Wales

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Wales

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills to work alongside Woodland Trust staff and volunteers at events to engage with our audiences and support delivery of these events. This is a great opportunity for those who want to meet people in the heart of the community and for those who have an interest in woods, nature and trees. It is also ideal for volunteers wanting to develop their skills and experience in the tourism, events or conservation sector. ASK: Visit our website for further details and to apply https://c-js.co.uk/2KEy0xk

JOB: Volunteer Officer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Waltham Forest, London

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: TCV

3 or 4 days a week for min 6 month. Help deliver the Biodiversity Action Team programme in East London, which provides opportunities for people to keep fit & gain skills while improving & engaging with their local green spaces through practical conservation sessions. You will assist the Project Officer in elements of planning, promotion, delivery & administration of the project. The role will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on exp of practical conservation work, developing your knowledge & skills. Free training includes courses in leadership, first aid, risk assessment, H&S, safeguarding & practical conservation skills. At the end of your placement you will have a set of skills & exp that should better equip you to find paid work in the environmental sector. No prev exp required, just an enthusiasm for the environment & outdoor work. Full UK driving licence for at least 1 year & willingness to take MiDAS assessment. Over 18s only. ASK: Contact Tom Nandi t.nandi@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Events Coordinator

BE4: 31/12/18

LOC: Essex

PAY: Expenses

FOR: CPREssex

Role includes: representing CPRE Essex at events; organising content for the event; event planning. We are looking for a passionate individual who has a passion for the countryside and must also have an approachable, positive attitude. A driving licence is not essential, but is recommended ASK: Please contact me at mrsamuels@live.co.uk

JOB: Visitor Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Rainton Meadows or Low Barns Nature Reserves

PAY: 0

FOR: Durham Wildlife Trust

We are looking primarily for individuals for weekends and school holidays. You will support the income generation team and visitor centre assistants with their events. Be an ambassador for Durham Wildlife Trust, promoting and impassioning the wildlife and wider benefits of the nature reserve. Attend events, helping with car parking, sign-in, entrance fees and general tasks. Talk to members of the public about membership, signposting them and being a welcoming face for the site. Help to keep entrance areas and bathrooms clean and tidy and keep the visitor centre looking welcoming. Focus on weekends and schools holidays, when the site is busiest. Daily site upkeep, including litter picking, emptying of bins and upkeep of signage. What will you get out of it? Learn about different wildlife and the work of Durham Wildlife Trust; gain confidence in speaking to people; helping to raise income for wildlife conservation from Tees to Tyne ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2L1pDwG for more info.

JOB: Visitor Centres Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Holme Dunes or Ranworth Broad

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Several opportunities for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres at Holme Dunes & Ranworth Broad, both of which are fabulous locations. You will be the welcoming face of NWT, sharing your enthusiasm, handling money & promoting our work. They are open 7 days a week, so there are a variety of flexible roles to fit into the rotas, incl regular commitments or more occasional cover, with a particular need for weekends & school holidays. We are keen to find more volunteers to help out at our Information Centre on Malthouse Staithe, near our Ranworth Broad Visitor Centre, especially on Sundays. ASK: For a full role description & to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv & send your application forms to alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Horsey Windpump Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Horsey Windpump, Horsey, nr Great Yarmouth

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: National Trust

Min 3.5 hours a fortnight. During 2018, the restoration project of Horsey Windpump will complete & reopen to paying visitors & to our members. This is your chance to get involved right at the start, to continue the restoration project, share the story ‘so far’ & engage visitors with our local industrial heritage. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring alive the story of Horsey Windpump for our visitors & help maintain & look after this broadland icon. We have exciting & flexible roles in which no 2 days will be the same. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2N2LZza or contact Alex 01263 740241, horseywindpump@nationaltrust.org.uk

JOB: Press / Media Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home or Monks Risborough

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England Buckinghamshire

2-4 days per month. CPRE is a national charity which fights to protect & enhance the English countryside for everyone to value & enjoy. We are looking for a volunteer to help us raise awareness of our work by handling media enquiries, writing press releases and contacting the local press about our work.  Must have some exposure to the media, experience in writing, be computer literate, well organised & can work to deadlines. Care about protecting the countryside & the environment & are able to communicate with confidence. ASK: Contact: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, falahiguera@gmail.com

JOB: Trustee

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home or Monks Risborough

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Campaign to Protect Rural England Buckinghamshire

4-6 meetings per year. Do you care about protecting the Buckinghamshire countryside? Are you a champion for affordable, sustainable housing - but in the right places? Please consider joining CPRE Buckinghamshire as a trustee. This is an ideal opportunity for people who live in and love Buckinghamshire and who want to support environmental and conservation campaigns. You will be part of the local branch of a highly regarded, national charity and feel part of a friendly and highly-engaged group. Experience in planning, media or fundraising would be especially appreciated. ASK: Contact: F Lahiguera, CPRE Buckinghamshire Trustee, falahiguera@gmail.com

JOB: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Community Engagement Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Glenkens Area of Dumfries & Galloway

PAY: Training, mentoring & travel expenses of 35p/mile

FOR: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Ideally one day per fortnight. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels are working in partnership with the Glenkens Red Squirrel Group to deliver red squirrel conservation in the Glenkens area. Help us raise awareness of the project by arranging & attending public events in the area. Tasks will include helping to increase the number of active volunteers by engaging with the public, mobilising the project’s network of volunteers in the area to attend public events, booking event stalls, arranging volunteer rotas, stall set-up, & volunteer engagement & support.   Passionate about red squirrels & want to spread the word about our exciting project. Good communication skills, enthusiastic about protecting red squirrels, diplomatic & tactful, able to explain project strategy & persuade others to get involved, well-organised with a good eye for detail, adaptable & flexible.   ASK: www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Spurn Ranger Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Spurn, Kilnsea, East Yorkshire

PAY: Training & help towards travel expenses

FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

There’s lots of see and do at Spurn and as there are so many interesting features on this site that is 3 miles in length, we’d like volunteers to help us engage with visitors at specific features of the site and also to help keep people safe at high tides. You’ll be part of a team of volunteers who help to make Spurn a fantastic place to visit, you’ll like spending time talking to people and helping them to have an inspiring day. Full training and induction to the role will be given, you’ll just need to bring lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to make each visitors trip to Spurn a memorable one! Various times available and flexible to suit the volunteer. ASK: Contact 01904 659570 or email voluntering@ywt.org.uk for an application form or more information.



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