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Area Manager

Location: Flexible in Central and Eastern England

Salary: £48,848 to £52,919

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

We are seeking an Area Manager to provide the strategic leadership for delivery of the RSPB's mission across the East Midlands, from the wet grasslands of Otmor in Oxfordshire, through the ancient trees of Sherwood Forest, to the uplands of the Peak District. This will include direct accountability for all reserve, conservation, project and learning delivery which will be part the area team.


  • Closing Date: 20/09/2019
  • Location: Flexible in Central and Eastern England
  • Posted: 16/08/2019
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Conservation Officers

Location: Central Scotland, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee

Salary starting at: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

We have two exciting opportunities for Conservation Officers within South Scotland - each covering one of RSPB Scotland's operational areas of Central Scotland or Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee.


  • Closing Date: 15/09/2019
  • Location: Central Scotland, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee
  • Posted: 16/08/2019
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Garnock Connections Volunteer Engagement Assistant

Location: Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire
Salary: £16,504 to £17,880 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract

The River Garnock runs through a fascinating landscape. In between the ancient castles, historic mills and old factories, there also lies a wonderful natural world of fresh and salt water habitats, beautiful woodlands and captivating lowland raised bogs. The Garnock Connections project has been established to reveal and enhance this wealth of industrial and natural heritage. We are looking for a passionate and committed individual to with project partners to improve the scale and effectiveness of heritage volunteering.


  • Closing Date: 01/09/2019
  • Location: Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire
  • Posted: 15/08/2019
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Area Manager - West Midlands

Location: Flexible within area (main offices in Birmingham)
Salary: £48,848 to £52,919 per annum Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Are you passionate about delivering conservation, working with, through and for people?

We are seeking an Area Manager to provide the strategic leadership for delivery of the RSPB's mission across the West Midlands. This will include direct accountability for all reserve, conservation, project and learning delivery which will be part the area team.


  • Closing Date: 02/09/2019
  • Location: Flexible within area (main offices in Birmingham)
  • Posted: 13/08/2019
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Project Officer - Muirkirk Uplands

Location: Work Base - Edinburgh or Glasgow

Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term Contract to 3rd July 2021

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to help landowners and local communities take action for threatened upland wildlife at an internationally important site?  Working as part of a team at RSPB, you will need to work closely with farmers, estates, private businesses and government agencies including Scottish Natural Heritage.


  • Closing Date: 05/09/2019
  • Location: Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Posted: 12/08/2019
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Site Manager

Salary starting at: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Location: Wiltshire

Can you help us unlock the Secret Forest? Franchises Lodge is our near 1,000 acre new reserve in the New Forest National Park, a landscape of ancient woodland and conifer plantation that are ripe for restoration into an un-paralleled biodiversity hotspot.

Our 200-year vision is to restore a landscape-scale mosaic of deciduous woodland, wood pasture, heath and mire that really delivers for people and nature.


  • Closing Date: 18/09/2019
  • Location: Wiltshire
  • Posted: 09/08/2019
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Senior Site Manager

Location: Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire
Salary: £34,643 to £37,530
Terms: Full time, Permanent

An exciting opportunity for the right candidate to lead all aspects of our Dearne Valley reserves operation. Centred around our busy visitor centre at RSPB Old Moor, the Dearne Valley is an amazing restoration success story. You will use your excellent leadership skills to set the direction for the reserve's management team, driving high standards and outstanding performance in all aspects of the operation.


  • Closing Date: 30/08/2019
  • Location: Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire
  • Posted: 06/08/2019
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Science Fundraiser

Location: Bedfordshire
Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum
Hours: Full time Contract: Fixed Term

The ability of RSPB's world-class science to identify and redress the causes of decline in biodiversity is being constrained by our external income. The need to boost our external funding from hitherto largely untapped revenue streams is critical if we are to continue, and indeed expand, our vital conservation work. To this end, a new post of Science Fundraiser is being created to lead fundraising for RSPB Conservation Science.


  • Closing Date: 25/08/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 30/07/2019
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Conservation Officer

Location: Flexible - Base will be Glasgow
Salary starting at £25,463 to £27,585 per annum Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
In this varied role you will respond to planning and forestry casework, provide advice directly to land managers, coordinate and undertake surveys, and help deliver conservation projects. We are seeking a determined and enthusiastic team player with a passion for nature and a commitment to protect some of Scotland’s most important areas for wildlife.


  • Closing Date: 30/08/2019
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Posted: 25/07/2019
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Volunteer Roles

JOB: Event Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses*

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As an Event Volunteer you'll be helping to run nature based activities for families in Cardiff's parks, greenspaces and family friendly indoor venues, from libraries to community centres. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Time commitment: at least one event every month. *Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Schools Outreach Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you'll be responsible for delivering outreach sessions in primary schools and nurseries across the city helping children to discover and learn about the nature in their school grounds. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable children and their families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. We also have Welsh speaking roles available. Ideally one day a fortnight, subject to school bookings. During school hours and school term time. Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2DDIuvu Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Volunteer Events and Guided Walk Assistants

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Farnham & Hazeley Heath RSPB Reserves

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

Are you able to inspire people about nature? We are looking for people to chat, help and have fun! We want to make Farnham & Hazeley Heath reserves a wonderful place for everyone. Although we do not have a visitors centre we do attend local activities and are looking for people like you who can bring the personal touch to the world of nature and be able to enthuse people about wildlife and the RSPB locally. Your tasks will be varied but will include: assisting with guided walks; helping to set up, run a small event stand and pack away afterwards; chatting to people about our heathland reserves and the work of the RSPB; assisting with creating promotional work; creating information displays.   This is a seasonal role but we tend to be busier during the spring and summer. Time commitment: At least 1 day per month. ASK: Contact: Mary Braddock, RSPB, c/o Rural Life Centre, The Reeds, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL, 01252 795632, 07714 271024 mary.braddock@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Volunteer

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

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: Schools On Reserves Learning Assistant

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

Do you remember finding your first ladybird? Share in the excitement as a volunteer and you will have the opportunity to deliver our education programme to visiting schools where typical activities range from hands on exploration of meadows, woods and ponds to playing environmental games. Essential skills / exp needed: a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills; a resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children; the confidence and ability to lead or facilitate a fun and active day's education programme, both in the field and the classroom, with a group of students and their teacher. We'll give you training and exp to build your confidence in helping children have a wonderful hands-on exp with nature. 1 day a week especially between April-July. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Centre Welcome Volunteer – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

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://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering-fundraising/volunteer/

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Support & Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

Here at Conwy, school groups book onto Sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve. You will help us inspire children and their accompanying adults, assisting with the games and lessons and supporting children as we go. During school terms, but mainly April to July. 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 Conwy. ASK: Learning Support Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2q8cZU2 Learning Assistant Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2H08xk4

JOB: Long Term Residential Volunteer - Practical Conservation

BE4: 1/11/19

LOC: Insh Marshes, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands

PAY: Training / accommodation

FOR: RSPB

This is an ideal opportunity for someone with an aspiration to work in the conservation sector. Insh Marshes reserve is flanked by the Cairngorm & Monadhliath mountain ranges & is home to a fantastic & unique array of wildlife. With only three full time staff members on the 1030 ha reserve, long term residential volunteers are crucial in assisting with the work program & implementing the reserve management plan on this internationally important site. Work includes habitat management (this involves strenuous work in all weathers), infrastructure maintenance, & surveys & monitoring in the spring. We are looking for a motivated & enthusiastic individual with a passion for conservation & wildlife to become a valued member of our team. You'll need to be at least 18 years old, have a full driving licence & ideally be available to start in October. 3 - 6 months, 5 days a week Monday to Friday. Some weekend working may be expected. ASK: Contact Pete Moore Inshmarshes@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Parent & Toddler Group Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Great Barr

PAY:

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We need enthusiastic & friendly volunteers to help organise a parent toddler group which run weekly at the reserve. There is a mix of indoor and outdoor play activities with an emphasis on connecting with nature. The sessions run for two hours in the morning and afternoon. Experience of working with young children in outdoor activities is essential. Appropriate training will be provided. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk or telephone 0121 357 7395.

JOB: Volunteer Administration Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Great Barr

PAY:

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

1 day a week, 3-4 hours. Join our team of administrators and help keep the office and nature reserve running smoothly. You will play a crucial role in keeping our records up to date and helping the team to achieve their objectives. You’ll need to be confident using computers, especially MS Excel and Word. You will also need good organisational skills and an eye for detail. You’ll need to be a good communicator, happy to pick up the phone or write emails when needed. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk or telephone 0121 357 7395.

JOB: RSPB Youth Leader - Assistant Leader Role

BE4: 28/9/19

LOC: Pulborough Brooks RSPB

PAY: Training & discounts*

FOR: RSPB

As a Wildlife Explorer Leader you will have the opportunity to enthuse & inspire young people about nature & wildlife, the environment & conservation. You need to enjoy working with young people & have a passion for nature. You don’t need to be an expert as you will learn a lot as you go along. *Volunteer discount card offered. Training online & face to face incl safeguarding & leadership training. You will need energy, enthusiasm & a willingness to learn. Be able to lead fun environmental games & activities for young people which will encourage them to explore the natural world & help them to develop a concern for the environment. Enjoy planning & leading activities. The ability to communicate with young people & their families. The ability to work as a team. Basic computer skills desirable, training will be given in the use of our on-line support system. Time commitment 6 meetings per year. ASK: Please email anna.allum@rspb.org.uk for further info.

JOB: Biodiversity Surveyor

BE4: 8/1/20

LOC: Various locations in Charnwood Borough

PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed where needed

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB is partnering with idverde, the UK’s largest grounds maintenance company, to conserve biodiversity in parks and green spaces managed by idverde on behalf of Charnwood Borough Council. To help wildlife in our green spaces, we need to know which species are present. Help us survey the wildlife in Charnwood’s green spaces, so we can better conserve them, and to monitor the effectiveness of our conservation efforts.   This a great opportunity to assist the RSPB in biodiversity conservation and make a real difference in your local area. It’s also a chance to spend time in nature and possibly discover a local or national rarity! You’ll gain useful experience of survey work and improve your identification skills. Flexible and reliable, you will need to have a decent amount of identification knowledge in either birds or insects ... or other! Time commitment: flexible, from a few days a month to a few days a year. ASK: Contact: Rita Gries, 07881615080 or rita.gries@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Biodiversity surveyor - Telford

BE4: 08/12/2019

LOC: Telford and Wrekin

PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed where needed

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB is partnering with idverde, the UK’s largest grounds maintenance company, in Telford & Wrekin Borough. The aim of this partnership is to conserve biodiversity in parks and green spaces managed by idverde on behalf of Telford & Wrekin Council.  Help us survey the wildlife in Telford’s green spaces, so we can better conserve them, and monitor the effectiveness of our conservation efforts. This is a great opportunity to assist the RSPB in biodiversity conservation and make a real difference in your local area. It’s also a chance to spend time in nature and possibly discover a local or national rarity! You’ll gain useful experience of survey work and improve your identification skills. Flexible and reliable, you will need to have a decent amount of identification knowledge in either birds or insects ... or other! Time commitment flexible, from a few days a month to a few days a year. ASK: Contact: Rita Gries, 07881615080 or rita.gries@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Communications Volunteer

BE4: 8/12/19

LOC: Loughborough

PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed where needed

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB is partnering with idverde, the UK’s largest grounds maintenance company, to conserve biodiversity in parks and green spaces managed by idverde on behalf of Charnwood Borough Council, and empower the community to help their local wildlife. You will help promote all the conservation work done by volunteers, increase appreciation for Charnwood’s wildlife and green spaces and promote volunteering opportunities. You will use a variety of media to achieve this: social media, columns in the local paper, press releases. You will visit Charnwood’s parks and green spaces to take awe-inspiring photos and liaise with local volunteer groups. This is a flexible role, which can fit around your schedule to suit you! 0.5 days a week – flexible. You will need to have good social media and written communications skills, as well as good people skills: friendly, tactful and diplomatic.  You will need good photography skills, and to be enthusiastic about wildlife and nature conservation. ASK: Contact: Rita Gries, 07881615080 or rita.gries@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Office Angel

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Arne Work Centre, Dorset

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB would not be able to save nature without all the work that goes on behind the scenes in our lovely office at Arne. We need your help to support the team here with admin tasks, data entry and phone cover. Competent with Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word. Confident communicating in person and on the phone. Excellent attention to detail and happy to do some repetitive tasks. One day per week. ASK: Please contact Emma Stephens, 01929 557821 emma.stephens@rspb.org.uk





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