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Policy Officer

Location: Bedfordshire
Salary £25,463 - £27,585 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
The RSPB is offering an exciting opportunity to join the Land Use Policy team as a Policy Officer. The team covers agriculture, water, forestry and upland policy work and works closely with RSPB colleagues across the UK country to secure more sustainable land management and uses.


  • Closing Date: 07/01/2019
  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 13/12/2018
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Retail Assistant

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

Salary starting at: £15,269 - £15,696 per annum pro rata

Hours: Part time, hourly paid

Contract: 6 months fixed term

You will help maintain a welcoming atmosphere for all visitors and deliver the highest standards of customer service at all times, making sales using an electronic till, restocking the shop, taking orders and talking to customers about the fantastic work of the RSPB.


  • Closing Date: 20/01/2019
  • Location: Bempton, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Posted: 07/12/2018
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Assistant Retail Manager

Location: Bempton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Can you help protect one of the UK`s most unique places for nature? Can you work on your own initiative? Do you thrive on delivering a top quality customer experience? You will be supporting the Retail Manager in all visitor-facing aspects including retail, welcome and admissions.


  • Closing Date: 13/01/2019
  • Location: Bempton, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Posted: 07/12/2018
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Retail Assistant

Location: Silverdale, Lancashire

Salary starting at: £15,269 - £15,696 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Part time, 21.75 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Are you a dynamic individual with a passion for helping Save Nature through your fantastic retail skills? If so, then the opportunity to work at our unique shop at RSPB Leighton Moss could be for you. We are looking for a part-time Retail Assistant to pro-actively assist visitors in finding the right products for them and explain what makes our products special.


  • Closing Date: 20/01/2019
  • Location: Silverdale, Lancashire
  • Posted: 07/12/2018
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Dolphinwatch Visitor Experience Officer

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £17,276 - £18,716 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: 6 months fixed term

Operating from a car park at the historic Torry Battery, you will lead a team of volunteers to highlight the wildlife spectacle of bottlenose dolphins in Aberdeen harbour and provide a first-class visitor experience that inspires a deep and lasting connection to nature and a passion to protect it.


  • Closing Date: 09/01/2019
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Posted: 04/12/2018
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Visitor Experience Assistant

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

Salary starting at: £15,269 - £15,696 per annum pro rata

Hours: Full time

Contract: 5 months fixed term

Would you like to work at the Uk's largest inland seabird colony? Over 100,000 visitors come to our stunning Bempton Cliffs nature reserve every year to enjoy almost half a million seabirds, including the iconic puffin.  As part of a dedicated team, you will need bags of enthusiasm and initiative to deliver the reserve's events and activities. You will provide visitors young and old, with a memorable and inspiring visit to the reserve.


  • Delete Date: 11/01/2019
  • Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Project Manager - Garnock Connections

Location: Lochwinnoch

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

Hours: Full time

Contract: until 31 March 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced project manager to lead delivery of the Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership Scheme - an ambitious programme of integrated projects, events and activities, as set out in our Landscape Conservation Action Plan.


  • Closing Date: 13/01/2019
  • Location: Lochwinnoch
  • Posted: 30/11/2018
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Assistant Warden

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Hours: Full time

Contract: until 14 January 2020

The Assistant Warden post will be based at Blacktoft Sands near Goole. The post holder will assist in the management of this range of habitats, maintenance of machinery, visitor infrastructure maintenance, bird monitoring programme and people engagement work.


  • Closing Date: 31/12/2018
  • Location: Blacktoft Sands, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Posted: 27/11/2018
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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: Volunteer Fundraiser RSPB

BE4:

LOC: Homebased – North East

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

Part time long term placement, required for 1 hour / month. The RSPB is looking for Volunteer Fundraisers in the North East to help manage our Pin Badge boxes in their local communities. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members, and our work largely depends on money donated by the public. The Volunteer Fundraisers will be in charge of placing and servicing the boxes by collecting and banking donations every 4 weeks as well as restocking the badges. The only requirements are enthusiasm, basic computer knowledge and access to the internet. All necessary training is provided. The role is very flexible and works with anyone's schedule. All donations go towards protecting wildlife in the North East. Last year, the team raised an incredible £210,000 in donations from our pin badge boxes. Could you help us raise even more? ASK: For more information contact Polina Utkina, 01912334312, polina.utkina@rspb.org.uk

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: Residential Volunteer Internship - Central Highland Reserves & Loch of Strathbeg

BE4: 11/1/19

LOC: Inverness (Central Highland Reserves or Crimond, Aberdeenshire (Loch of Strathbeg)

PAY: Accommodation & training

FOR: RSPB Scotland

We are looking for 4 people that want the opportunity to develop their skills & exp with the goal of achieving employment in the conservation sector. 5 days per week for 12 months. *2 people will be based at Central Highland Reserves (Inverness) & 2 at Loch of Strathbeg (Aberdeenshire). You will be involved with the running of the reserves, surveys, habitat management, working with volunteers & office based tasks.  We will provide you with training, incl certified courses, each internship will provide opportunities for you to take advantage of to gain skills, knowledge & exp. Free accommodation (incl utility bills), training rel to the role (specific training will vary on the location of the internship) & opportunities to further develop your skills & exp. You must be 18 or over, have a full manual driving licence & a demonstrable interest in conservation. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2TU9vSC or contact isabel.morgan@rspb.org.uk. Your application will be sent to both reserves for shortlisting.

JOB: Wildlife Advisor Big Garden Birdwatch Volunteer

BE4:

IV: 28/12/2018

LOC: Sandy, Bedfordshire

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

January to February 2019, flexible commitment. We would like a volunteer to join the wildlife team in Supporter Services, helping us to answer the emails & letters we get regarding our biggest annual campaign, Big Garden Birdwatch. We receive lots of correspondence before, during & after the Big Garden Birdwatch, regarding how to take part, how to submit results, bird & other wildlife ID, feeding advice & how to make gardens more wildlife friendly. The Supporter Services department aims to engage people in regard to wildlife & this role would be key to us fulfilling this objective, by reaching as many people as we can & connecting them to nature. You’ll get to share your wildlife knowledge with others & develop your skills. We have lots of resources you will have access to & you’ll be working with a team full of people with expert wildlife knowledge. Requirements: wildlife knowledge to ID birds & other UK wildlife; computer literate incl MS Outlook. Understanding of what the RSPB does & customer service exp desirable. ASK: Contact: Emma Whiteway, RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL 01767 680551 emma.whiteway@rspb.org.uk

JOB: RSPB Residential Volunteer Interns

BE4: 11/1/19

LOC: Across the UK

PAY: Free accommodation and training

FOR: RSPB

1 year, some 6 month internships available. Are you looking for a career in practical conservation or are you a people person looking for experience in a public facing role? We have a range of opportunities offering structured training and development in locations across the UK for which we are now recruiting. There are internships on offer for Practical Conservation, Visitor Experience, Specialist Surveyors and All Rounders, all including a full training package with hard and soft skills built in (please note this will vary from location to location). We will give you free accommodation and the chance to live and volunteer in some spectacular locations, immersing yourself in RSPB reserve life, and offering the skills and experience to equip you for your chosen career in the conservation sector. Come and join us in our mission to save nature. ASK: For details please go to our website at https://c-js.co.uk/2IyrBCw

JOB: Volunteer Internships

BE4: 14/1/19

IV: 14/01/2019

LOC: Various

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

6 month placements. Volunteer internships from March - September 2019 on various UK reserves; Rainham Marshes in Greater London, Pulborough Brooks in West Sussex, Leighton Moss in Lancashire, Conwy in North Wales, Bempton Cliffs in East Yorkshire & Loch Leven in Central Scotland. We are looking for volunteers to deliver clearly defined sessions to groups of up to 30 young people of all ages & abilities throughout our summer season. You would mainly be delivering to school groups but will also have opportunities to gain exp working with families & adults. You could be a recent graduate or just changing careers & need to gain practical exp in this competitive arena. Good communication skills & enthusiasm are essential & some exp of working with children would be helpful. You will be working outside & on the go all day. Willing to learn new skills with a resourceful & flexible approach. You’ll get training in delivery, local species ID, the safe use of all equipment & first aid, mentoring, lots of first-hand exp, a uniform as required & expenses. ASK: Contact: Suzanne Welch, RSPB Education & Families Manager; RSPB The Lodge, Sandy, Beds. SG19 2DL 01767 693271 suzanne.welch@rspb.org.uk





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