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Senior Land Use Policy Officer

Location: Edinburgh
Salary starting at: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

RSPB Scotland's Land Use Policy team is working hard to make the case for farming, forestry and other land use policies that will help us combat climate change and save nature. We now have a vacancy for an experienced Senior Policy Officer to join us to work on land use and climate change issues and lead our policy advocacy and campaigning.


  • Closing Date: 28/06/2019
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 13/06/2019
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Education Families and Youth Officer

Location: Cardiff
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £22,869 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Running free outreach sessions in primary schools and early years settings across Cardiff, you will encourage children to enjoy nature and inspire them to discover more. You'll spend most of your time out and about in schools and run our Cardiff Wildlife Detectives club, which is a club for families. You'll be part of an enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers, whom you'll be responsible for leading. Alongside school outreach work in Cardiff, you'll support wider engagement work with children across Wales.


  • Closing Date: 01/07/2019
  • Location: Cradiff
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Project Officer - Reserves Strategic Development Programme

Location: Flexible Location - Bedfordshire
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236
Hours: Full time
Contract: 12 months

An opportunity has arisen for a Project Officer to support the Reserves Strategic Development Programme, an exciting programme work to increase the income generated from visitor operations on our reserves. 


  • Closing Date: 19/06/2019
  • Location: Flexible Location - Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Nature Recovery Campaign Programme Manager

Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Salary starting at: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: 18 months fixed term contract

The Nature Recovery Campaign aims to secure ambitious new laws and policies that will drive nature's recovery across the four countries of the UK and create a strong UK platform for a new global deal for nature in 2020. The Nature Recovery Campaign Programme Manager will play a leading role to drive the project forward, ensuring (amongst other aspects) that the business case and objectives are clearly defined, monitoring and evaluation framework and risk analysis is set up and that programme work stream governance is created.


  • Closing Date: 19/06/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 06/06/2019
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Visitor Experience Officer

Location: Suffolk

Salary starting at: £17,276 to £18,716 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

RSPB are seeking a Visitor Experience Officer to join our small team running the wonderful Lakenheath Fen nature reserve in Suffolk.

The successful applicant will be maintaining and enhancing the visitor offer at the reserve, working from the modern visitor centre on the reserve.


  • Closing Date: 26/06/2019
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Posted: 03/06/2019
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Stalker - Cairngorms Connect

Location: Inverness-shire
Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Contract to 31 December 2023

We are looking for new team members who will contribute to the delivery of the restoration project, to extend deer management into higher and more remote parts of the project area and to help expand native woodland and montane scrub communities - ensuring we achieve our ambitious habitat restoration objectives.


  • Closing Date: 17/06/2019
  • Location: Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 30/05/2019
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Tree Nursery Manager

Location: Abernethy & Inverness-shire
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week
Contract: Contract to 31 December 2023

The Tree Nursery Manager will work closely with the CC Delivery Manager, Abernethy Warden team and volunteers to develop the existing tree nursery at Forest Lodge. Organising and undertaking the propagation of native tree species from seed and cuttings, producing stock to be used in the expansion of native woodland within the project area.


  • Closing Date: 17/06/2019
  • Location: Abernethy & Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 30/05/2019
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Assistant Stalker - Cairngorms Connect

Location: Abernethy, Grantown-on-Spey and Inverness-shire
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Contract to 31 December 2023

Cairngorms Connect has bold plans to make this inspiring place better for wildlife, and better for those who take joy from the wildlife and beauty of this extraordinary place. We are looking for new team members who will contribute to the delivery of the restoration project, to extend deer management into higher and more remote parts of the project area and to help expand native woodland and montane scrub communities - ensuring we achieve our ambitious habitat restoration objectives. 


  • Closing Date: 17/06/2019
  • Location: Abernethy, Grantown-on-Spey and Inverness-shire
  • Posted: 30/05/2019
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Senior Site Manager

Location: Suffolk

Salary starting at: £34,643 - £40,417 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

You'll be managing our suite of sites between Aldeburgh and Walberswick within the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the iconic Minsmere reserve, a site bursting with biodiversity that supports the greatest range of species of any RSPB reserve. Y


  • Closing Date: 18/06/2019
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Posted: 21/05/2019
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Volunteer Roles

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: 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: 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: RSPB Fairburn Ings - Reedbed Monitoring Volunteer

BE4: 31/7/19

LOC: RSPB Fairburn Ings, The Visitor Centre, Newton Lane, Ledston, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 2BH

PAY: Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary.

FOR: RSPB

Once per week - March to August. We need knowledgeable people to help us to monitor the breeding activity of some of the reserve's most iconic species, whilst helping the visitors to the reserve enjoy the wildlife spectacle, & minimising disturbance. An opportunity to develop field skills & make a great contribution to conservation. Gain valuable experience in specific species monitoring as well as public engagement skills. You will hone your existing skills with the support of the warden & visitor experience team & inspire visitors with your passion for wildlife. You need a genuine interest in birds, wildlife & conservation. Some basic bird identification skill is essential, but no previous survey experience is necessary.  You also need to have good people skills & be happy to approach & talk to a wide range of visitors to the reserve. ASK: https://c-js.co.uk/2D7ANhA

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: Events and Activities volunteer

BE4: Not specified, please apply soon!

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY: Expenses, full training & guidance

FOR: RSPB

We are currently looking for a friendly and motivated volunteer to join our team at Sandwell Valley nature reserve. Join us and help us provide to our visitors a memorable and inspiring experience! We need your help to ensure that events run smoothly and that attendees have a great time. You can help us convey the RSPB's message to a wide audience especially families with children. RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the Society and underpins every single thing we do. It helps us fund nature conservation work here and across the UK. It is therefore important that you can inspire people about the work we do and warm them up to the idea of membership. ASK: Apply to kostas.smponias@rspb.org.uk or to express interest call Kostas Smponias on 07710 760352.

JOB: Assistant Youth Group Leader

BE4: 15/8/19

LOC: Great Barr, Birmingham

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

You will work as part of a team to enthuse children with the outdoors and wildlife. Your duties will include helping run a variety of craft activities & outdoor activities. Knowledge of wildlife is not essential as this can be built up over time as you go forward with your new role. A DBS check will be carried out for this role. Time Commitment: 4 hours on one Saturday afternoon per month. ASK: Please contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: RSPB Residential Volunteer Intern

BE4: 20/6/19

IV: 24/6/19

LOC: RSPB Central Highland Reserves , Inverness

PAY: Accommodation, training and out of pocket expenses

FOR: RSPB Scotland

7 months. Opportunity to gain skills and experience whilst being an essential part of the reserves team covering a variety of habitats, incl sand dune, wet grassland and coastal sites on SSSI and SPA designated reserves. Tasks will include surveys, invasive species control, working with volunteers, administration and office based tasks, habitat management and infrastructure maintenance. Opportunities to work at Tollie Red Kite Centre, Corrimony and other reserves in the region. Training relevant to the role will be provided.  You must be over 18, with a full UK manual driving licence and be able to cope with walking over rough ground and carrying heavy loads, demonstrable interest in working in the conservation sector and previous volunteer experience. Ideally you will be able to start the residential volunteer internship in early July. ASK: Please contact isabel.morgan@rspb.org.uk (CHR reserves Warden) for further information and an application form.

JOB: Children Trails Developer

BE4: Not specified, apply soon!

LOC: Sherwood Forest

PAY: Travel costs will be reimbursed when necessary

FOR: RSPB

This role is vital to ensuring our children's trails are planned & run effectively, so that everyone taking part can enjoy them & make connections with nature & Robin Hood. We are looking for a volunteer to take the lead on producing our Easter, Christmas & Halloween self-led children's trails, plus any others which may be added. This will be your opportunity to showcase your creativity & organisation skills, then sit back & watch visiting families having a great time as they follow the family friendly trails you have created, finding the clues to get a reward at the end. Your trails will enhance visitors experiences of the nature reserve, & help engage families with nature. Skills: computer literate, good time management, excellent English language skills, keen to learn about Sherwood Forest's history & legends!  Time commitment: flexible providing trails are completed in time. Ongoing, all year round. ASK: To find out what's in it for you, visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2ZeWsNd

JOB: Event and Activites Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Great Barr

PAY: Training provided and travel expenses paid

FOR: RSPB Sandwell Valley

We have a packed calendar full of events and activities on the reserve, from bat detecting events to wild art days to wildlife friendly gardening events. All of which are designed to get people closer to nature and interested in the work of the RSPB. We need event volunteers to join the team and help deliver the activities, also to help with setting up and packing away afterwards. We just need you to come with bags of enthusiasm and an interest in wildlife and the outdoors; we can supply any training you might need. Time commitment: 2-5 days per month. ASK: Please contact sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk 0121 3577395.

JOB: Residential Volunteer Interns

BE4: 14/7/19

LOC: Various locations around the UK

PAY: Accommodation / training

FOR: RSPB

Are you passionate about conservation? Or more of a people person? Got good bird ID skills? We are looking for Residential Volunteer Interns to join some of our reserve teams across the country. We have practical conservation and visitor experience internships at various locations around the UK for volunteers who would like to come and join our teams for 6 -12 months. We will give you a great insight into the life of a conservation charity and offer free accommodation and training including mentoring and career coaching. You will need to be over 18, and have a clean driving licence, although this is not an essential at some locations. You should have a genuine interest in conservation and wildlife, and some practical or people skills, volunteering experience or a conservation qualification. ASK: For more details please see our website at https://c-js.co.uk/2IyrBCw

JOB: Residential volunteer, New Forest

BE4: ASAP for immediate start

LOC: Franchises Lodge Reserve, New Forest

PAY: Training / expenses / accommodation

FOR: RSPB

6 months. We are looking to recruit an experienced Residential Volunteer to become a vital member of our team on one of our newest and most exciting reserves. We are offering the chance to volunteer on Franchises Lodge reserve within the beautiful setting of the New Forest.  You will have the opportunity to help shape the long term vision for the site as well as gaining first hand experience of reserve operations. Housed in a beautiful cottage deep within the woods, surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife, you will have the chance to develop skills you have learnt elsewhere, as well as being provided with further training and experience to improve your CV.  As a key part of the site team you will have responsibility of managing your own work schedule as well as local volunteers and work parties. ASK: For more information visit https://c-js.co.uk/2MwgDEW





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