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Visitor Management vacancies: visitor services and management including event management.

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JOB: Visitor Centre Welcome Volunteer – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses


We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will actively provide a friendly & informative welcome to all visitors, enthuse about wildlife & the RSPB. You'll need: to be good with people, with a friendly disposition, enthusiasm for the RSPB & wildlife, tact & diplomacy, the confidence to strike up conversations with visitors & a desire to help, the ability to listen & respond appropriately, to be reliable & punctual. Min: 1/2 to 1 day per week, incl weekends. You will be part of a friendly & enthusiastic team who dedicate their time to this special nature reserve. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others & gain a valuable insight into the RSPB's work. A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, staff & fellow volunteers. You'll be making a real difference to the work of the RSPB. You will receive training in all aspects of the role, this will incl till operation & membership recruitment. ASK: Contact: Clare Kenyon, Conwy, 01492 584091, clare.kenyon@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Dxv6vW

JOB: Volunteer Engagement Ranger

BE4: 31/10/18 midnight

LOC: Cockington Country Park, Paignton, Devon

PAY: Accommodation, training & expenses

FOR: Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust

We are seeking 2 enthusiastic volunteers 18+ to support delivery of the visitor engagement side of the Trust’s Green Heart Project in Cockington Country Park, with the chance to gain skills & exp in areas such as: delivering environmental & heritage education; volunteer recruitment & management; event development & delivery; practical conservation; first aid & health & safety. Free accommodation, (en-suite room in refurbished cottage with communal areas) & training rel to the role is provided. 30-37 hpw, with degree of flexibility; may include occasional evenings / weekends; ideally for min. 6 months. You will be subject to a DBS check. These are volunteer positions & do not constitute employment, no employment contract or related rights will arise out of any appointment to these positions. ASK: Please visit https://www.countryside-trust.org.uk/about-tcct/vacancies & complete a volunteer registration form. We will contact you for an informal chat & arrange for you to spend a day with us

JOB: Canoe Safari Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & benefits*

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

We need friendly, outgoing people to help with the canoe safari operation, ensuring that our visitors feel part of something amazing. What will you be doing? Assisting the staff to give health and safety briefings, covering all of the aspects of canoe safety applicable to Martin Mere canoe safari. Assisting with providing instruction and advice to visitors on using the canoe safely and to ensure buoyancy aids are fitted correctly paying particular attention to the sensitivities of older people and children. To ensure health and safety instructions and standards are strictly adhered to. Assisting the staff with handling money taken for canoe trips. Illustrating the use of canoes and paddles, including demonstrating. 1 or 2 days per week. *Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering. Training opportunities will be provided. Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge. ASK: To find out more please contact Amy Hannan on amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420.

JOB: Welcome Team - Visitor Services

BE4: N / A

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & benefits*

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

By providing an excellent visitor experience as a member of the Visitor Services Team, you will be encouraging our visitors to make the most of their visit to Martin Mere centre, and to understand and support our work to save wetlands for wildlife and people. What will you be doing? Acting as the first point of contact for all visitors to Martin Mere, providing them with a warm welcome along with appropriate information to aid their visit. Conducting specific talks to the public, scripts and training are provided. Conducting guided walks of the grounds and the reserve when required again, training is provided. Recruiting new members to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Benefits: *This is an excellent opportunity to work within an internationally important wetland site. Suitable uniform is provided to all regular volunteers. Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering. Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge. Time commitment 1 – 2 days a week. ASK: Contact: Amy Hannan, 07584171420 amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk

JOB: Roaming Engager

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

PAY: Suitable uniform provided*


What will you be doing? Moving or positioning yourself around the site (outdoors) in order to talk to visitors about what is of interest there at that time; Greeting visitors, understanding their needs, empathising with them, showing them what you have to show them, and then telling them ‘what else is on’; Engaging with visitors by using a range of appropriate techniques. Who are we looking for? No previous experience is required as training will be provided.  However this role will suit you if you have a love of wildlife and the outdoors; Experience either in an educational setting or in an environment involving children would be an advantage; A friendly and approachable manner, confident in talking to members of the public of all ages. *Discount available at cafe and shop on volunteering days. One or two days a week during school holidays and/or weekends. ASK: For further details and to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2uCalbx If you have any questions please send them to: sam.hodgkinson@wwt.org.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: Visitor Centre Volunteers

BE4: N/A

LOC: Bourton-on-the-Water

PAY: 0

FOR: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Provide a warm welcome to visitors at our new Greystones Visitor Centre in Bourton-on-the-Water. The centre will be opening this summer providing a hub of information about the working farm, its wildlife and archaeological features. Greystones is home to the Salmonsbury Meadows SSSI, it boasts one of the richest and largest examples of unimproved neutral meadows in the Cotswolds. The roles will include: unlocking and opening the visitor centre (ensuring the space is clean and presentable and the interactive displays are switched on); acting as an information hub to help visitors understand and navigate the site; providing information on Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust more generally; obtaining feedback from visitors on the Trust and their experience of Greystones; offering broader information to help visitors enjoy Bourton-on-the-Water; tidying and locking up; there may also be opportunities to help with public events. A variety of flexible shifts are available Monday to Sunday, 10am and 4pm. ASK: For more information: email volunteering@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk or call 01452 383333

JOB: Volunteer Estates Ranger Placement

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Nene Park, Peterborough

PAY: Training

FOR: Nene Park Trust

Would you like to gain experience of working in a busy country park setting? You would be working alongside our skilled team of rangers and volunteers undertaking a range of maintenance, conservation and visitor related tasks. Placements are for 3-4 days per week for a minimum 4 week period and are available throughout the year. ASK: If you would like to find out more, email us at volunteer@neneparktrust.org.uk or see our website www.nenepark.org.uk/support-us/volunteer

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.

JOB: Weekly Guided Walk Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB South Stack Cliffs Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses


We would like to deliver weekly walks throughout the site; showing visitors the sights, sounds and smells of South Stack and providing them with information on the birds and other important creatures that live here. This role serves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve and encourages return visits. Training and support will be given, and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. Relevant RSPB clothing and equipment will be provided, and you will be treated as part of the team at RSPB South Stack. 1 day per week. ASK: Read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2IxBXmQ

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.