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Woodland Birds Monitoring Assistant

Location: Mid Wales, Machynlleth area Salary starting at: £16,504 - £17,880 per annum Hours: Full time Contract: 4 months

These are important habitats for woodland birds, bryophytes, lichens and bats. The project will be removing invasive non-native and introducing grazing management. Surveying woodland birds is reliant on locating and identifying all calling and singing birds.


  • Closing Date: 13/03/2019
  • Location: Mid Wales, Machynlleth area
  • Posted: 18/02/2019
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Senior Research Assistant

Location: Mid Wales, Machynlleth area Salary starting at: £19,602 - £21,236 per annum Hours: Full time Contract: 5 months

Part of the Celtic rainforest project, a LIFE funded project that is restoring protected upland oak woods of European importance for nature conservation over 7 years. This project will assess the effectiveness of habitat restoration for improving woodland birds, woodland structure and lower plants.


  • Closing Date: 13/03/2019
  • Location: Mid Wales, Machynlleth area
  • Posted: 18/02/2019
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Project Officer - Flows to the Future Project

Location: Forsinard Flows, Highland

Salary starting at: £19,602 - £21,236 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Until 30 Sept 2019

Flows to the Future is an ambitious project that is restoring areas of blanket bog in the Flow Country and involving and connecting people everywhere with this special landscape. The blanket bog of the Flow Country is the best example of its type in the world and a candidate World Heritage Site.


  • Closing Date: 01/03/2019
  • Location: Forsinard Flows, Highland
  • Posted: 15/02/2019
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Warden

Location: West Sussex

Full time, Permanent

Apply now for a unique wardening role at RSPB Pagham Harbour and Medmerry.  These internationally important nature reserves are situated side by side on the South Coast, and are at very different stages of development. This role offers an exciting opportunity for applicants with relevant experience to shape the future of these incredible places for nature.


  • Closing Date: 08/03/2019
  • Location: West Sussex
  • Posted: 15/02/2019
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Warden

Location: Middleton Lakes

Salary: £22,073 - £23,912

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Do you want to work at a dynamic and exciting wetland with the potential to deliver first class habitat creation and visitor experience? We are looking for someone to thrive, succeed and play a vital role as our reserve moves into its next chapter.

A decade ago this reserve was a quarry, now it is full of wildlife. Every year we find new species which have colonised the site! For an inland nature reserve, we certainly punch above our weight!


  • Closing Date: 03/03/2019
  • Location: Middleton Lakes
  • Posted: 15/02/2019
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Administrator - Cairngorms Connect

Location: Aviemore

Salary starting at: £17,276 - £18,716 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Until December 2023

We are looking for new team members to drive delivery of the restoration project, to build our communication locally, nationally and internationally, and to support the overall running of the project - ensuring we achieve our ambitious habitat restoration objectives. If you have the skills, experience and competencies to deliver this kind of work, we would love to hear from you.


  • Closing Date: 28/02/2019
  • Location: Aviemore
  • Posted: 08/02/2019
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Communications and Involvement Manager - Cairngorms Connect

Location: Aviemore

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

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Until 31 December 2023

We are looking for new team members to drive delivery of the restoration project, to build our communication locally, nationally and internationally, and to support the overall running of the project - ensuring we achieve our ambitious habitat restoration objectives. If you have the skills, experience and competencies to deliver this kind of work, we would love to hear from you.


  • Closing Date: 28/02/2019
  • Location: Aviemore
  • Posted: 08/02/2019
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Learning Assistant

Location: Southern West Sussex

Salary starting at: £16,504 - £17,880 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Part time, 18 hours per week

Contract: 1 April - 19 July

Are you looking to get some quality experience with Europe's largest conservation charity, engaging with young people and delivering environmental education? Do you fancy spending a few months working in a fantastic place, with fantastic people - seeing things you'd never normally see?


  • Closing Date: 24/02/2019
  • Location: Southern West Sussex
  • Posted: 08/02/2019
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Monitoring Officer - Cairngorms Connect

Location: Glenmore / Strathspey

Salary starting at: £19,602 - £21,236 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Until December 2023

The Monitoring Officer will play an important role in delivering the programme of monitoring and management trials that supports restoration goals, as part of a core science team including science staff from the partner organisations.


  • Closing Date: 28/02/2019
  • Location: Glenmore / Strathspey
  • Posted: 08/02/2019
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Delivery Manager - Cairngorms Connect

Location: Aviemore

Salary starting at £25,463 - £27,585 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Until December 2023

We are looking for new team members to drive delivery of the restoration project, to build our communication locally, nationally and internationally, and to support the overall running of the project - ensuring we achieve our ambitious habitat restoration objectives.


  • Closing Date: 28/02/2019
  • Location: Aviemore
  • Posted: 08/02/2019
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Senior Site Manager

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

Salary: Starting at £34,643 to £37,530 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

We are looking for a proven leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to lead and develop the reserve's management team to effectively deliver RSPB objectives.


  • Closing Date: 22/02/2019
  • Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Posted: 30/01/2019
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Volunteer Roles

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: 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: Schools On Reserves Learning Assistant

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

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: Parent and Toddler Group Leader

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We need enthusiastic & friendly volunteers to help organise a parent toddler group which run weekly at the reserve. Activities with the children will be run by a member of staff but we need help in setting up & putting away toys. You will gain exp in environmental youth work with the very young. Very little exp is needed; just be prepared to get involved. Exp of playing with young children & chatting to parents is useful. A well organised approach will help everyone but most important is to be welcoming, friendly & approachable Volunteers play a major role in the work of the RSPB & we regard volunteers as a very important part of the success of our reserves. We will ensure you receive all the training & support needed for you to enjoy volunteering at Sandwell Valley. Time Commitment: A morning or afternoon 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: Community Forum member

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

To advise on how the reserve can remain engaged with and relevant to the local community.  To act as a champion for, and raise awareness of, the reserve amongst the local community.  To support, give advice on and monitor the progress of community projects, including funding sources.  Networking with the local community and other groups.  Attending some events on the reserve to engage with community and gather feedback  Contribute to promotion of the community forum and recruitment of forum members. Attend CF meetings.   ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Gardener

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We need help to keep the wildlife friendly garden at this reserve in good condition as an example & motivation to our visitors This will require carrying out weeding, pruning, mowing & a whole host of other gardening tasks Do you have green fingers? Do you want to learn more about gardening in an environmentally friendly way? If you have loads of enthusiasm, an interest in gardening, a love of conservation & enjoy working as a team then this may be the role for you. Enthusiasm & an interest in conservation are crucial for this role & experience in gardening is an advantage. No specialist skills are required though a good level of fitness & a desire to work outside is essential. You will need an up to date tetanus injection & to enjoy working as a team. Time Commitment: once a month or more if you would like. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Nature's Reach Cleaner

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

You will help us make sure the visitor experience here is a fantastic one. First impressions mean a lot so making sure the visitor centre is sparkling is incredibly important. Sticky fingers on windows can quickly spoil the view of the lake & walking boots through the visitor centre can soon make muddy floors, so keeping on top of this is important. We will do our best to tidy as we go along, but a weekly visit from a cleaning angel will help us keep on top of things. The role will include cleaning the floors & windows, keeping the refreshment area hygienic & presentable & of course the loos clean too. If you are a whizz with a mop & enjoy getting things clean & tidy then we need you! You will help maintain high standards of cleanliness & hygiene around our site. Time Commitment: 2 hours, 1 or 2 days a week. 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: Assistant Data Manager – North Wales

BE4: N / A

LOC: Bangor

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for someone to join our team & help us manage data in its paper, electronic spreadsheet & digitally mapped formats. Most data are held on Merlin, RSPB's bespoke ESRI based mapping & Geographic Information System (GIS). This is an office based position. You will have a strong interest in nature & the environment. Some exp in reading maps, & using Excel & GIS would be advantageous, but further training will be provided. Knowledge of welsh place names & pronunciation is desirable. Knowledge of bird distribution in Wales would likewise be beneficial. Min: At least one day per week. Opportunity to develop Excel & GIS skills & to get a thorough understanding of how the RSPB works & the breadth of work being carried out by the organisation. The internal mapping system Merlin is key to many roles within the organisation so you will get to work with a variety of people in different departments. There may also be the opportunity to develop skills on Merlin's parent programme, ArcGiS, which holds some of the more complex databases the conservation team work with. ASK: Contact: Martin Clift, North Wales Regional Office, 01248 672850, martin.clift@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2OeMNVe

JOB: Reserve Assistant – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We require volunteer help in the areas of habitat management, wildlife surveying & reserve maintenance. All tasks are vital for conservation of the site & for retaining good access to, & around the reserve. Enthusiasm & an interest in conservation are essential. A variety of skills are needed from surveying, research, habitat management, estate maintenance, A good level of fitness is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection & to enjoy working in a team. We have an opportunity to join our Monday or Wednesday team. Hours are generally 9.30am-3.30pm but this is negotiable. Benefits include: working as part of the reserve team & learning more about the reserve; the opportunity to build up skills; this is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity. ASK: Contact: Tim Wallis, Conwy, 01492 584091, tim.wallis@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2On5E0B

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://c-js.co.uk/2Dxv6vW

JOB: Bird Identification Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Flexible

PAY: Some training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We get lots of emails usually with pictures of birds and wildlife from people who are asking what they have seen in their garden or out and about. The Supporter Services department of the RSPB is a front line customer service team and we aim to provide a prompt and knowledgeable answer to these queries. Our aim is to engage people in regards to Wildlife and this role would be key to us fulfilling this objective, by reaching as many people as we can and connecting them to nature. The skills you need: wildlife knowledge to sufficiently ID birds; able to work as part of team and independently; computer literate; able to use programmes such as Microsoft Outlook. Flexible - from one hour to one day a week - from one month to an ongoing basis. All year round. ASK: Contact: Emma Whiteway, emma.whiteway@rspb.org.uk

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: RSPB Sandwell Valley Young Volunteers Group

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve, Great Barr, Birmingham

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

1 day per month. Our young volunteers group is aimed at 13 to 18 year-olds who want to help nature. The group meets once a month and contributes to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife, delivering conservation work under the guidance of our group leaders. Activities might involve habitat management, wildlife surveys, creating wildlife homes and more. The aims of the group are: to contribute to the maintenance of the reserve, to gain experience, skills, confidence and to have fun! We're looking for enthusiastic and energetic young people with an interest in wildlife and the outdoors. You will need a willingness to get stuck in, learn new things and get work done in (almost) all weathers. You do not need any previous experience of volunteering or any knowledge of wildlife or conservation: we can help you pick this up after you start. ASK: Please contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk 0121 3577395.

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Learning Assistant

BE4: 28/02/2019

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: Accommodation & all utility bills included

FOR: RSPB

5 days a week for 6 months (negotiable). You’ll help us to inspire children of all ages through the delivery of a range of fun and creative learning programmes. Children visit as part of school trips to the reserve or via youth group sessions and you’ll work with our Learning Officer and other learning volunteers to prepare educational resources and deliver our learning programmes. Main duties: help to produce educational resources and activities for use during the season; attend all Learning Team training; lead school and youth groups, including on days when the Learning Officer does not work; help to promote our education offer via social media and other marketing activities; support post-season preparation for 2020; help deliver the reserve’s visitor experience in August when there are no educational visits. ASK: For more information: please contact Sarah Aitken, Visitor Experience Manager at sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk or call 01262 422213, all enquiries are welcome.

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Marketing Assistant

BE4: 28/2/19

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: Accommodation provided including all bills

FOR: RSPB

5 days a week for 6 months (negotiable). Every year over 100,000 visitors come to Bempton Cliffs, & around half of those have never been before so we have to work hard to get them here. You will be the eyes & ears of one of the busiest nature reserves in the UK - finding marketing opportunities around every corner & stories in everything, you’ll help to drive footfall to England’s largest mainland seabird colony. Main duties: create daily posts / tweets for our vibrant social media platforms that maintain targets on reach / engagement; work with the Communications Officer to write press releases, news articles & liaise with the media, including radio & TV interviews; producing posters & publicity materials; collecting & collating information to expand an email database; working with other marketing volunteers & reserve volunteers. ASK: For more information: please contact Maria Prchlik, Communications Officer at maria.prchlik@rspb.org.uk or call 01262 422202, all enquiries are welcome.

JOB: Learning Assistant Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week for 3 – 4 months. At Bempton Cliffs, school and youth groups book onto sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve; enabling them to make their own connection to nature. As a Learning Assistant you will lead our education sessions using resources, games and play to engage children. Please note that this role requires someone who is available and able to lead school groups one day a week from March to July to cover school terms and you will need to be confident and a quick learner. If you have any doubt about your availability please speak to Kerry before applying for this role.  ASK: Contact: Kerry Fieldhouse, Learning Officer kerry.fieldhouse@rspb.org.uk 01262 422203

JOB: Marketing Assistant Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

We need to spread the word about Bempton Cliffs far and wide. New ways of communicating with our audiences are springing up every day and we need to make the most of these free tools. That’s why we’d like assistance with populating / monitoring social media and developing online promotional opportunities, for example, What’s On listings. So if Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are some of your favourite places to be, we’d love to hear from you. ASK: Contact: Maria Prchlik, Communications officermaria.prchlik@rspb.org.uk 01262 422202.

JOB: Volunteer Membership Recruiter

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as giving an outstanding home to nature. We are looking for someone to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors, providing them with the information they need to make the most of their visit. We need you to be able to enthuse people about wildlife & the RSPB, & actively encourage non-members to join. Other duties include promoting pin badge sales & promoting events / activities. ASK: Contact: Scott Smith, Visitor Operations Manager scott.smith@rspb.org.uk 01262 422210.

JOB: Environmental Education Session Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Old Moor, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S73 0YF

PAY: Full training, support, uniform and travel expenses provided (up to 25 miles each way).

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about engaging children with nature and are happy to deliver outdoor activities to classes of up to 30 children (after a period of training) in all but extreme weather. You will be working outside and on the go all day as part of a small but busy education team inspiring children of all abilities about wildlife through practical, hands on activities such as pond dipping, investigating mini-beasts and seasonal sensory activities. Good communication skills and enthusiasm are essential and some experience of working with children would be helpful. Being willing to learn new skills with a resourceful and flexible approach will make you a valuable member of the team. Tasks will include: Leading education workshops to children (4-11 years). Assisting with equipment and resource maintenance as necessary. Assisting with promoting our education programme to primary schools. *Full training, support, uniform and travel expenses provided (up to 25 miles each way). Time commitment: minimum of one fixed day per fortnight, during term time march to October. ASK: To apply contact catherine.walker@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Young Volunteers Group Leader

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Sandwell Valley

PAY: Travel expenses

FOR: RSPB

One Saturday a month. RSPB Sandwell Valley’s young volunteers (13 to 18-year-olds) contribute to keeping the reserve in great shape for both people and wildlife, whilst learning new skills and having fun. We need adult volunteers to lead the group, ensuring it remains a safe, welcoming and fun space for teenagers. You will work as a team with other leaders to plan, organise and deliver the sessions, ensuring RSPB policies are followed.  We are specifically looking for someone with previous experience of practical conservation work and knowledge of safe working methods including tool use. You need to be able to understand and apply Health and Safety policies. You will be making a meaningful difference in the life of young people, empowering and enabling them to volunteer. Help create the next generation of conservationists and contribute to essential work on the nature reserve. ASK: Contract sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk for further information.

JOB: Residential Visitor Experience Intern - Dorset

BE4: 31/5/19

LOC: RSPB Arne, Dorset

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

The RSPB reserves in Dorset are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic individual to join the visitor experience team at the south west’s flagship reserve, RSPB Arne. This role is a unique opportunity to gain a valuable insight into the visitor operation on a busy nature reserve, and a perfect opportunity for someone looking towards a career in conservation. 37.5 hours per week. Regular weekend and evening working will be required. Good people and communication skills and an approachable personality are essential for this role, as is the ability to work as part of a small team. You will also be adaptable, self-motivated and ready to turn your hand to the multitude of different tasks required on a nature reserve. Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but an enthusiasm for wildlife and an interest in conservation is. ASK: Please send all enquiries to arne@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Seabird Cruise Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week for 3-4 months. RSPB Bempton Cliffs is home to almost quarter of a million seabirds over the spring & summer months, incl puffins, gannets & kittiwakes. We run a series of very popular weekend seabird cruises from Bridlington harbour to show visitors our ‘Seabird City’ at close quarters. We are looking for knowledgeable volunteers for these three hour cruises to help ensure that passengers not only enjoy their experience but also learn from it. This is an opportunity to be part of the country’s largest nature conservation charity; a chance to pass on your knowledge of & passion for nature to others; to use & develop skills & personal initiative. You need: a good knowledge of seabirds in this area, or willingness to learn; a good stomach for sailing; an awareness of the RSPB’s work & the ability to talk about it; the enthusiasm & confidence to greet & initiate conversations with members of the public; good speaking & listening skills; availability for several weekends between May-September. ASK: Contact: Kim Smales, 01262 422206, kim.smales@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk.

JOB: Live Seabird Interpreter

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

We need live interpreters so that visitors can meet a friendly face out & about on the reserve; helping visitors to identify wildlife & point them in the right direction. This role serves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve & encourages return visits. It’s an opportunity to spend your days out on the sea cliffs surrounded by up to a quarter of a million nesting seabirds & the chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse others. The skills you need: approachable, with a friendly demeanour; willingness to undertake appropriate training & personal development; ability to stand for long periods of time in all weather; confidence to initiate conversations with members of the public; enthusiasm for wildlife & conservation; own transport. You need to be fit, able to stand for long periods of time in all weathers, should be a quick learner & comfortable with using optical equipment efficiently (training provided). Must be over 18 & able to work without a chaperone. ASK: Contact Sarah Aitken 01262 422213, sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk or visit www.rspb.org.uk

JOB: Education, Families and Youth Volunteer Intern

BE4: 24/2/19

IV: 8/3/19

LOC: RSPB Minsmere, Saxmundham

PAY: Travel expenses*

FOR: RSPB - East England

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Education, Families and Youth Intern at Minsmere Nature Reserve. You will be undertaking a large variety of roles, including interacting with our curriculum linked Schools on Reserves Programme, in addition to planning, organising, and running a variety of events across the reserve.  You would also be responsible for engaging with the public in order to enthuse them about nature. You will help us evaluate and monitor the people engagement and education work we do, through surveys, visitor feedback and event evaluation. *The RSPB can offer to cover the full cost of a second class return rail ticket to Darsham rail station. Alternatively, personal mileage at 15p per mile up to the cost of the equivalent second-class return rail ticket. Time commitment: 5 days a week residential, 3 days a week non-residential for a minimum of 4 months. Applicants must be: at least 18 years old; available for 4 months or more; have achieved A-levels or equivalent; IT literate. ASK: Email Christopher Ford on christopher.ford@rspb.org.uk for more information and an application pack.

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Assistant - Loch Leven

BE4: 31/3/19

LOC: RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, Kinross, KY13 9LX

PAY: Training / travel expenses up to 25 miles

FOR: RSPB

1 day a week during term time. 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. Our Schools on Reserves programme aims to give schoolchildren the chance to experience nature first-hand and you can be part of that exciting journey of discovery! You will need a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; an 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 a fun and active day's education programme in the field with a group of students and their teacher; abundant enthusiasm and excellent communication skills.  ASK: Applicants should contact lochleven@rspb.org.uk or phone 01577 862355. Full role description https://c-js.co.uk/2SwmZXE

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: Visitor Experience Assistant

BE4: Starting March

LOC: Loch Garten Osprey Centre

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

An outgoing and friendly personality. Passion and enthusiasm for the natural world and conservation. A basic level of understanding of local flora and fauna and of the RSPB’s work. Confidence to engage with visitors from all over the world and from different cultures. Can-do attitude towards membership resulting in more conversations regarding support and, ultimately, more new members. Time commitment 37.5 hrs / week. ASK: If you think you would be interested in this opportunity please follow the link https://c-js.co.uk/2GEyuVC

JOB: Volunteer Learning Assistant, RSPB Leighton Moss

BE4: 13/5/19

LOC: RSPB Leighton Moss, CARNFORTH, Lancashire, LA5 0SW

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

One day per week - Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (Feb - Oct). With over 100,000 visitors a year, Leighton Moss is a very busy site which hosts many school / college / university and youth group visits during term time and family events at other times. Our professional Learning Team deliver exciting programmes of outdoor learning activities and Volunteer Learning Assistants play an important role - leading the standardised sessions with groups, inspiring and engaging children, students and families. You will need: some experience of working with groups of young people; a friendly demeanour and ability to engage and inspire people about wildlife; the ability to lead outdoor activities with groups of varying sizes, with people of varying ages and abilities; excellent communication skills; the ability to be outdoors and 'on the go' all day; and an interest in wildlife, but no expertise required! Appropriate training, tools and equipment will be provided. ASK: For more information, contact Carol Bamber on 01524 703015, email carol.bamber@rspb.org.uk or visit our website https://www.rspb.org.uk

JOB: Welcome Volunteer

BE4: 13/5/19

LOC: RSPB Old Moor, Old Moor Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 0YF

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

Once a week. Would you like to help us give a great welcome, and help with increasing our memberships? Here at Old Moor you will be welcoming visitors at our Visitor Centre, providing great customer service, and speaking to non member visitors to encourage them to become a member of the RSPB. Very friendly team and great atmosphere. ASK: Contact Ivy Sheryn 01226 751593, ivy.sheryn@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Residential Volunteer Visitor Experience Intern, RSPB Leighton Moss

BE4: 8/3/19 12 noon

LOC: RSPB Leighton Moss

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

Full time - 9am-5.15pm five days per week incl weekends, 6 month duration. Live on an RSPB Reserve!  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with proven experience of delivering high standards of visitor-facing customer care, to work with our Visitor Experience Manager. You will need excellent people skills and an infectious ability to enthuse and inspire our visitors.  This is a great chance to work with other people who care about conservation.  You will gain experience in management of a popular RSPB visitor centre and working with a team of staff and volunteers. Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but an enthusiasm for wildlife and an interest in conservation is.  You must be able to work as part of a small team, be adaptable, self-motivated and willing to turn your hand to many different tasks.  Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but you must be happy working outdoors in all weathers and confident talking to visitors. ASK: Contact jon.carter@rspb.org.uk, tel 01524 703017

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





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