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Programme Manager - Living Levels Landscape Partnership

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

If you have a love of heritage and landscape along with a passion for working with people and making a difference, this could be the role you've been looking for. We are looking for an experienced programme or project manager to lead the delivery of a multi-partner, National Lottery Heritage Fund Landscape project and lead a small team of project staff. You'll work with partners to create something really special for the landscape and people of the Gwent Levels: both those who live there and those who visit.


  • Closing Date: 13/05/2019
  • Location: Newport
  • Posted: 17/04/2019
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Senior Policy Officer - Water

Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire

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

Full time / Permanent

Covering agriculture, water, forestry and upland policy, working closely with RSPB Land Use Policy colleagues in other offices and with policy advocates in Brussels to secure more sustainable land management and use. Working collaboratively with other NGOs and networks, and other RSPB and BirdLife International teams to ensure nature stays on the political agenda, working directly with decision makers and those who shape policy, and encouraging others to step up and act.


  • Closing Date: 28/04/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 05/04/2019
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Visitor Experience Officer

Location: Belfast
Salary starting at: £17,276 to £18,716 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time, as and when required  
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract with possibility of extension

Are you a people person who loves to engage with visitors and inspire them with your passion for wildlife? At our Belfast Window on Wildlife (WOW) reserve we are looking for an enthusiastic Visitor Experience Officer to help inspire and enthuse our visitors by explaining about our reserve and the wildlife that calls it their home.


  • Closing Date: 25/04/2019
  • Location: Belfast
  • Posted: 04/04/2019
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Rural Surveyor

Location: Inverness

Salary starting at Commensurate with experience

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

RSPB Scotland have an exciting and challenging opportunity for someone who is RICS qualified (or equivalent).

The successful candidate will work half of their time delivering work in North Region, and half of their time across the rest of Scotland (or potentially the role could be split between two individuals on a part-time basis). They will assist with both the management of an extensive rural estate along with delivering major projects, acquisitions and disposals.


  • Closing Date: 06/05/2019
  • Location: Inverness
  • Posted: 29/03/2019
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Visitor Experience Manager

Location: Weymouth, Dorset

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

Full time / Permanent

The RSPB are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational person to lead our visitor experience at the Wild Weymouth Discovery Centre, the gateway to our Weymouth Wetlands nature reserves in Dorset. Radipole Lake and Lodmoor nature reserves sit in the middle of Weymouth and are home to some amazing wildlife. They have the potential to engage many people about the important conservation work that the RSPB delivers both locally and nationally. Most importantly, this will inspire people to help us protect nature.


  • Delete Date: 03/05/2019
  • Location: Weymouth, Dorset
  • Posted: 29/03/2019
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Community Events Officer

Location: Aberdeen
Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Working with partners, staff and volunteers you will engage with people, about wildlife and the work of RSPB Scotland, inspiring them to support our work through membership, volunteering and donations. You will be happy to work to income and recruitment targets and to travel independantly to indoor and outdoor events throughout the year. You will manage the Dolphinwatch Project Officer, volunteers for community fundraising and events, and be able to work either alone or as part of a larger team.


  • Closing Date: 25/04/2019
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Posted: 21/03/2019
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Volunteer Roles

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: Volunteer Warden - Long term placement

BE4: End of April 2019

LOC: Insh Marshes Reserve - Cairngorms National Park. Scotland

PAY: Accommodation, some training

FOR: RSPB

Ideally 6 to 12 months; please enquire if you are interested but unsure how long you can commit. Full time, but we are flexible to allow volunteers to seek part time work to fund this position if needed. This volunteer warden position is an ideal opportunity for someone with an aspiration to work in conservation and reserve management. With only three full time staff members on the 1030 ha reserve, long term residential volunteers are crucial in assisting with the work programme and implementing the reserve management plan on this internationally important site. You will contribute to practical conservation and learn about running and managing a nature reserve. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for conservation and wildlife. Skills needed - enthusiasm, ability to work as part of a team, ability to carry out strenuous manual labour, interest in conservation. You need to be at least 18 years old and have a full clean driving licence.. ASK: Please contact Cat Owen-Pam on 01540 661518 for further details

JOB: RSPB Volunteer Learning Assistant Ribble Discovery Centre

BE4: 5/6/19

LOC: Ribble Discovery Centre, Fairhaven Lake, Inner Promenade, Lythan St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1BD

PAY: Reasonable home to reserve travel expenses (25 miles max)

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for volunteers to deliver some of our educational sessions to visiting schools and on family events where typical activities include hands on investigations of the mud estuary, sand dunes and woodland. You will need: the ability to lead or facilitate a fun and active day's education programme both in the field and the classroom with a group of young people and their staff; a keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment; and enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills. Desirable skills / experience: out of classroom teaching experience; and some ecological knowledge of habitat types. Time commitment: approx. 1 day per week March to October. ASK: Further details are available from emmeline.smith@rspb.org.uk, or tel 01253 796292.

JOB: Wild Weymouth Internship

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Radipole Lake Discovery Centre, Weymouth, Dorset

PAY: Travelling expenses, people engagement and occasional practical work

FOR: Royal Society for Protection of Birds

Interested in starting a career in conservation? The RSPB in Weymouth, Dorset are offering internships at Radipole Lake & Lodmoor Nature Reserves. We're looking for someone to be a friendly and welcoming face for visitors who come to experience the incredible wildlife on our Weymouth reserves. You will be an integral part of the team, and be trained up to help run our Discovery Centre as a Duty Manager, leading a team of volunteers, planning and running events and getting to know the nature on the reserves really well! This role has the opportunity to be extremely flexible, offering you the chance to pursue your own projects, and gain experience in a variety of areas including working with our practical and survey team. This role will give you the confidence and training required to make that first step into a career in conservation. Time commitment: 3-5 days a week. 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. ASK: Read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2NYTt7v

JOB: Residential Volunteer Warden

BE4: 17/5/19

LOC: RSPB Arne - Dorset

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

You will be part of a busy team covering 9 reserves across Dorset. These include Arne heathlands, Weymouth wetlands and Garston ancient woodland developing skills and knowledge dealing with this varied range of habitats. Duties are likely to include gorse coppicing, scrub management, ride & glade management, footpath maintenance, fencing, installing & maintaining visitor infrastructure and assisting with surveys. Training will be provided for key tasks to be carried out, this may include chainsaw, brushcutter and survey techniques. Relevant qualifications and previous experience within the environmental sector would be a benefit. We are looking for someone who is keen to learn, shows initiative and happy to work within a busy & varied team. Key species include Dartford warbler, nightjar, smooth snake, ladybird spider, marsh harrier, bearded tit, white admiral and ancient woodland flora. Time commitment: 6 - 12 months. ASK: Please contact Stewart Milburn for more information on 01929 553360 or stewart.milburn@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: Flatford Wildlife Garden Welcome Team Member

BE4: Ongoing

IV: 03/05/2019

LOC: East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6UL (Essex/Suffolk border)

PAY: Training & travel expenses, uniform provided

FOR: RSPB

1-2 days a month on a flexible basis, or more if you can. April to October. Welcome volunteers needed for 2019 season at Flatford Wildlife Garden! The garden is a haven for nature and wildlife, and we would like you to be part of that, welcoming adults and children to the garden, inspiring them about how to help the natural world around them, and about the work of the RSPB. Other tasks include encouraging visitors to support the work of the RSPB through donations and membership, opening and closing the garden, taking part in family activities during the holidays, fundraising, and some general tasks like topping up bird feeders, watering and keeping paths clear. The garden is open from April until October, and volunteering hours are Mon-Sun 10am to 4:45pm on a flexible half day rota basis. ASK: Contact Clare Westley at stourestuary@rspb.org.uk or call the office on 01206 391153 to discuss.

JOB: RSPB Loughborough Local Group Leader

BE4: 30/4/19

LOC: Loughborough

PAY: Expenses / training

FOR: RSPB

Are you a great 'people person', have well-honed people management & organisational skills & the ability to inspire others? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you! RSPB local groups are run by volunteers to promote the aims of the RSPB in the local community. They offer RSPB members & the public the opportunity to get more involved in our work to save nature. Groups run activities like indoor talks & outdoor walks. They fundraise & campaign for the RSPB & attend local community events to inspire people to support the RSPB. We're looking for the right individual to lead the Loughborough Local Group. You don't need to be an expert in birds - people skills are much more important for this role. Min commitment of 15-20 hours a month for a duration of max 5 year term of office. ASK: Further information & apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2FA3sfI

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Old Hall Marshes

BE4: ASAP

LOC: Old Hall Marshes, Essex

PAY: Training / accommodation / expenses

FOR: RSPB

6 months. We are looking for an enthusiastic residential volunteer to join our small warden team at Old Hall Marshes, an internationally important wet grassland with a centuries-old grazing tradition. We want you to be involved in all aspects of reserve management and to play a part in improving how the reserve is managed for the diverse range of wildlife it supports.  The reserve programme is very varied and will allow you to gain a wealth of experience necessary for pursuing a career in nature conservation. You will need enthusiasm, a positive attitude and the ability to work as part of team. You should have a keen interest in nature and a commitment to nature conservation. You must be prepared to undertake strenuous manual labour outside in all weathers. You must be over 18 and have a full clean driving licence.  ASK: For further details https://c-js.co.uk/2I1obfQ or contact rachael.carson@rspb.org.uk, tel 01767 680551.

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: Schools on Reserves Learning Assistant

BE4: 9/6/19

LOC: Minsmere, Suffolk

PAY: Training, travel expenses

FOR: RSPB

Our Schools on Reserves programme aims to give schoolchildren the chance to experience nature first-hand. Make a real difference and inspire them to care and learn about the natural world. Gain training and experience in environmental education. Essential skills / experience: keen interest in the environment; enthusiasm for outdoor education; resourceful and flexible approach; confidence and ability to lead or facilitate in the field and the classroom, with a group of students and their teacher; excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with children of differing needs and levels of understanding; self-motivated with ability to work as part of a team and alone; good organisation skills; computer literacy  In line with our Safeguarding policy. All applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. References will also be taken up. Time Commitment: from 2 days a month up to 3 days a week, class sizes up to 30 children. ASK: Contact: Christopher Ford, 01728 648281 / 648780, email: christopher.ford@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Storyteller for nature

BE4: Please apply soon

LOC: Various locations / home-based / flexible

PAY: Expenses / training

FOR: RSPB

Do you want to apply your digital storytelling skills & have a positive impact in saving nature? We need someone with skills & passion in digital storytelling to help us collect volunteers' stories & share them with the wider public. You don't need to be a professional journalist or a multimedia expert for this role. Most importantly, you'll need is a strong motivation & interest in digital storytelling & the work & mission of RSPB. This is a fantastic opportunity particularly for those interested in blog & article writing, arts & design, conservation & ecology. You will be part of a friendly & dedicated team which will give you the training & support to build your confidence to carry out your tasks. ASK: Further information & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2Uvzbc6

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: 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: 2 days per month or more if you would like. 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: Residential Visitor Experience Intern - Dorset

BE4: 20/5/19

LOC: RSPB Arne, Dorset

PAY: Training & accomodation

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for an enthusiastic Residential Volunteer to join the visitor experience team for 6-12 months starting beginning of June. 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 to build a career in conservation. We are looking for someone who is keen to learn, shows initiative with the ability to work as part of a small team. Good people and communication skills and an approachable personality are essential for this role. You will be adaptable, self-motivated and ready to turn your hand to the multitude of different tasks required. Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but an enthusiasm for wildlife and an interest in conservation is. 37.5 hours per week. Regular weekend and evening working will be required. Training will be provided for key tasks to be carried out. Accommodation provided on site. ASK: Please contact the RSPB Arne office for more information on 01929 553360 or arne@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Co-ordinator Lead

BE4: Not specified, please apply soon!

LOC: Sherwood Forest

PAY: All expenses, full training and guidance

FOR: RSPB, Midlands Region

We are looking for a new member to join our small team to help coordinate the wonderful volunteer workforce at Sherwood Forest. This is a responsible post, which will be mostly office based, with plenty of interaction with staff, volunteers and visitors across all works areas at Sherwood. This exceptional role will involve many aspects of volunteer coordination such as: updating the volunteer database; recording volunteer hours; dealing with new enquiries; helping deliver inductions; processing expenses claims; recruitment activity. You will have the opportunity to build a wide range of skills in people management. You will be given training and support to help you develop your knowledge. Your line manager will support you in your role, and who will enable any development you want or need. 2 days per week. ASK: To read the full role description and how to apply please click on the following link: https://c-js.co.uk/2Xk9isO

JOB: RSPB Rye Meads Toddler Group Leader

BE4: as soon as possible

LOC: RSPB Rye Meads Reserve, Hoddesdon, Herts

PAY: Expenses and appropriate training

FOR: RSPB

Our popular group, focusing on outdoor play and nature activities, requires a regular leader. We are looking for a friendly person, passionate about working outdoors with young children, to plan and lead our toddler sessions. Activities include outdoor messy play, sensory activities, stories / songs, nature themed activities. You will need to: plan and lead sessions; be responsible for and confident leading a group of up to 15 children who are always accompanied by parents or carers; have a friendly and approachable manner; experienced working with children; enthusiastic about sharing your interest in the outdoors; reliable and organised; creative and adaptable. Attend training e.g. First Aid, Safeguarding. You will gain: fun outdoors enabling children have first-hand experiences of nature; new skills and insight into the work of the RSPB; running your own group with supportive staff assistance and access to resources. Every 1st & 3rd Monday 10.30 - 12 am + time for preparation, setting up and clearing away. ASK: Contact Kate Noakes, Rye Meads, 01992 708 383 rye.meads@rspb.org.uk





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