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Volunteering Development Officer

Birmingham

£19,602 to £21,236

Full Time

Permanent

Volunteering is pivotal for the success of the RSPB, we simply could not save nature without volunteers. With over 12,000 volunteers giving their time and talents regularly, it is important that we ensure our large workforce are being well supported.

As a Volunteering Development Officer, you will join a small development team to advise volunteer line managers on excellent volunteering management, policy and best practice. You will also be a champion for change, constantly considering ways to improve how we work. This role is about influencing and inspiring others, so they are driven to work with more volunteers and in innovative ways.


  • Closing Date: 03/11/2019
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Posted: 22/10/2019
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Learning Officer

Lochwinnoch

£19,602 to £21,236 pro-rata

Part time, 15 hours per week

8 months fixed term contract

Lochwinnoch is a unique setting with a combination of wetland and woodland habitats, yet within a short commute from Glasgow. Our site provides children from all walks of life with the opportunity to engage with nature, often for the first time, with hands on, exciting learning activities. You will inspire school children visiting us by co-ordinating and delivering programmes for connecting school children and young people to nature through our Curriculum for Excellence-linked education programmes on the reserve.


  • Closing Date: 27/10/2019
  • Location: Lochwinnoch
  • Posted: 17/10/2019
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Tayside Reserves Assistant Warden

Location: Loch Leven

Salary starting at £19,602 to £21,236 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Tayside Reserves lie in East Scotland and provide a range of key habitats for breeding lapwing, marsh harriers and a wide range of wildfowl. You will be based at RSPB Loch Leven but work on all three reserves, carrying out a range of habitat management, biological monitoring and people engagement activities.


  • Closing Date: 08/11/2019
  • Location: Loch Leven
  • Posted: 17/10/2019
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Partnership Development Manager

Sandy

£25,463 to £29,707

Full time – Part Time hours considered

Permanent

The RSPB are expanding our Corporate Partnerships team as we build on recent successes and increased public awareness of our efforts to collaborate with businesses, enabling collective action in support of nature's recovery. The Partnership Development Manager will work with the wider team to develop support and funding from business and brands by delivering the RSPB's partnership offer to reach challenging but achievable targets.


  • Closing Date: 31/10/2019
  • Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Posted: 17/10/2019
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Senior Project Manager - LIFE 100% Favourable

Edinburgh

£29,507 to £31,966

Full time

Fixed Term Contract until July 2024

We need an experienced senior project manager to deliver a groundbreaking project which will achieve 100% favourable status of Natura 2000 European protected areas (Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas) on RSPB reserves across Scotland. This exciting project, involves 11 conservation management sub projects across 15 natura sites and 23 natura features ranging from the saltmarshes of the Cromarty and Solway to the montane willow scrub of the Cairngorms.


  • Closing Date: 24/10/2019
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Posted: 17/10/2019
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Visitor Experience Manager

Location: Newport

Salary: £19,602 - £21,236 pa

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Do you enjoy enthusing people about nature? Do you enjoy working in a varied role? Would you like to work on a stunning nature reserve full of fantastic wildlife? Then we have a very exciting opportunity for you to join our team here at Newport Wetlands. You will lead on membership recruitment, education and visitor experience and work within the team at Newport to deliver a quality experience for visitors.


  • Closing Date: 01/11/2019
  • Location: Newport
  • Posted: 16/10/2019
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Youth Partnerships Officer

Location: London or Brighton Office

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

Hours: Part time, 11.25 to 18.75 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term until July 2020

Do you have a passion for connecting children and young people to nature? Could you use your project management experience to work in partnership, allowing us to reach more young people than we can do on our own?


  • Closing Date: 30/10/2019
  • Location: London or Brighton Office
  • Posted: 11/10/2019
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Schools Outreach Officer

Location: Flexible working considered but minimum two days working in our London Office required

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

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week

Contract: This role is funded until July 2020 - but with the ambition that it will become part of the core work of the RSPB.

Do you have a passion for connecting children and young people to nature? Could you use your delivery experience to run our schools outreach programme and build a sustainable team of skilled volunteers? If so, you may be the person we are looking for to join our team to help us maximise the potential of our school's outreach project in London.


  • Closing Date: 30/10/2019
  • Location: London
  • Posted: 11/10/2019
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Site Manager

Location: Exminster, Devon
Salary: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Can you help us take the RSPB's Devon Nature Reserves to the next level?
We are looking for an inspirational leader. Someone with real vision, a passion for nature and a hunger for giving people the very best wildlife experiences in this beautiful part of the world.


  • Closing Date: 23/10/2019
  • Location: Exminster, Devon
  • Posted: 10/10/2019
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Warden

Location: Dee Estuary

Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

The RSPB Dee Estuary team are seeking a dynamic and motivated warden to join a reserves team managing over 9000 hectares of nature reserve, covering over half the estuary, and comprising of a diverse suite of habitats that includes lowland wet grassland, reedbed, saltmarsh and inter tidal mudflats.


  • Closing Date: 01/11/2019
  • Location: Dee Estuary
  • Posted: 09/10/2019
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Senior Conservation Planner

Location: Cardiff or Bangor

Salary starting at: £29,507 to £34,425 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

The Senior Conservation Planner will lead our engagement with development planning, environmental management frameworks and casework in Wales, seeking to ensure they are fit for the purpose of tackling the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.


  • Closing Date: 15/11/2019
  • Location: Cardiff or Bangor
  • Posted: 07/10/2019
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Senior Conservation Officer

Cambridgeshire

£29,507 to £39,342

Full time

Permanent

The Senior role will lead, manage and develop the conservation team, helping to deliver a work programme focused on our priority landscapes, species and habitats. This will be achieved by deploying the appropriate conservation tools to ensure we achieve our conservation objectives. This may include site safeguard casework, species recovery, land management advice, conservation projects and developing partnership projects with key stakeholders.


  • Closing Date: 01/11/2019
  • Location: Cambridgeshire
  • Posted: 01/10/2019
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Conservation Officer - Cambridgeshire

Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary starting at: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

The Conservation Officer role will be responsible for delivering priority species work and land management advice within the RSPB's Fens priority landscape. This will involve liaising with landowners and farmers within the fens to support their delivery of conservation outcomes for priority species and habitats.


  • Closing Date: 01/11/2019
  • Location: Cambridgeshire
  • Posted: 01/10/2019
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Conservation Officer

Tyne and Wear

£25,463 to £27,585

Full time Permanent

Are you passionate about nature and experienced in conservation delivery in the uplands? We are looking for a determined and enthusiastic team-player to join our Northeast and Cumbria Area Team, to deliver a range of work for priority species and habitats, with a key focus on the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales. In this varied role you will be a strong advocate for nature, building positive and innovative partnerships, providing advice directly to land managers, responding to developments which threaten protected sites or species, and delivering conservation projects to help nature thrive.


  • Closing Date: 31/10/2019
  • Location: Tyne and Wear
  • Posted: 27/09/2019
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Conservation Officer

Location: Norfolk and Lincolnshire

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

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Can you make a difference for wildlife around The Wash and North Norfolk Coast? Are you enthusiastic about, and committed to, biodiversity conservation? Do you have excellent communication skills, experience of working with and developing strong partnerships, and have the drive to make things happen?

Working closely with the Senior Conservation Officer and the Area Team to deliver a range of work to conserve and enhance the amazing habitats and species of The Wash and North Norfolk Coast.


  • Closing Date: 27/10/2019
  • Location: Norfolk and Lincolnshire
  • Posted: 27/09/2019
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Volunteer Roles

JOB: Visitor Centre Welcome Volunteer – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will actively provide a friendly & informative welcome to all visitors, enthuse about wildlife & the RSPB. You'll need: to be good with people, with a friendly disposition, enthusiasm for the RSPB & wildlife, tact & diplomacy, the confidence to strike up conversations with visitors & a desire to help, the ability to listen & respond appropriately, to be reliable & punctual. Min: 1/2 to 1 day per week, incl weekends. You will be part of a friendly & enthusiastic team who dedicate their time to this special nature reserve. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others & gain a valuable insight into the RSPB's work. A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, staff & fellow volunteers. You'll be making a real difference to the work of the RSPB. You will receive training in all aspects of the role, this will incl till operation & membership recruitment. ASK: Contact: Clare Kenyon, Conwy, 01492 584091, clare.kenyon@rspb.org.uk or visit https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering-fundraising/volunteer/

JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Support & Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

Here at Conwy, school groups book onto Sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve. You will help us inspire children and their accompanying adults, assisting with the games and lessons and supporting children as we go. During school terms, but mainly April to July. Training and support will be given, and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. Relevant RSPB clothing and equipment will be provided, and you will be treated as part of the team at RSPB Conwy. ASK: Learning Support Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2q8cZU2 Learning Assistant Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2H08xk4

JOB: Long Term Residential Volunteer - Practical Conservation

BE4: 1/11/19

LOC: Insh Marshes, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands

PAY: Training / accommodation

FOR: RSPB

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

JOB: Biodiversity Surveyor

BE4: 8/1/20

LOC: Various locations in Charnwood Borough

PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed where needed

FOR: RSPB

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

JOB: Biodiversity surveyor - Telford

BE4: 08/12/2019

LOC: Telford and Wrekin

PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed where needed

FOR: RSPB

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

JOB: Communications Volunteer

BE4: 8/12/19

LOC: Loughborough

PAY: Travel expenses reimbursed where needed

FOR: RSPB

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

JOB: Office Angel

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Arne Work Centre, Dorset

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

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

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: Schools Outreach Session Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: Greater Manchester

PAY: Training / expenses provided

FOR: RSPB

You will be working with primary school children in their school playgrounds. Giving children the chance to explore & learn about the nature around them. Helping them find mini-beasts. Encouraging them to use their senses to discover the sights, sounds, smells & textures of the plants & animals nearby. Supporting them to discover nature’s treasures & find the words to talk about them. Your Schools Outreach Officer, Rachel Robinson, will support & train you at all stages, & you will get all the resources you need. Training will be done around Manchester & in schools. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering a career in environmental education or would like to work with children. Requirements: an interest in wildlife & a love for nature; exp or desire to work with children; enthusiasm & willingness to communicate with adults & children; well organised; able to commit to 2 days a month. ASK: Email rachel.robinson@rspb.org.uk & complete an application form.

JOB: Volunteer Learning Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: RSPB Saltholme

PAY: Training, uniform, and travel expenses provided

FOR: RSPB

You can play a crucial role in helping to educate the next generation about the natural world that surrounds them. Lead school groups in their journey of discovery around one of Teesside's prime nature reserves. From peering into the murky depths of the pond, to exploring the seasonal changes around the reserve, you will make a real difference, enriching the lives of youngsters and inspiring them to learn and care more about the natural world. As well as an interest in the environment and education, you must have bags of enthusiasm and the flexibility to work with children of different ages. Experience of working with children in an outdoor environment is preferable, however full training and support will be provided. A DBS check will be required for this position. ASK: To apply and for more information contact Josh Swales (Learning Officer): josh.swales@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Residential Volunteer - Long term - Visitor experience - Loch Lomond

BE4: Please apply ASAP

LOC: Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire

PAY: Accommodation, training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

With visitor numbers increasing each year, exciting plans and iconic wildlife on your doorstep it is a really an amazing time to be part of the team. Loch Lomond is a very busy site. We aim to deliver a first-class visitor experience at all times, as well as giving an outstanding home to nature.  Although the main focus of the role will be on visitor experience, you will regularly assist with the survey and practical work on site and we aim to develop your skills to make you a competitive candidate for nature conservation roles. You will be an integral part of our small and friendly team and assist with all aspects of our work. 6-12 months commitment required. ASK: For further details at https://www.rspb.org.uk/residentialvolunteering or call Emma Martinelli 01389 830670. Applications should be sent in the form of a CV to emma.martinelli@rspb.org.uk.

JOB: Membership Development Volunteer

BE4: 30/11/19

LOC: RSPB Dove Stone Reservoir

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

RSPB Dove Stone needs an enthusiastic and passionate individual with excellent people skills to join the RSPB’s dynamic membership team and help Give Nature Home. You will be based at our lovely reserve surrounded by hills and rewarded by fabulous views. You will enthuse and inspire the public to join the RSPB by using sales techniques, storytelling, and utilising wildlife spectacles. Thanks to your vital presence and work, you will be ensuring that nationally agreed membership recruitment targets and key performance indicators are achieved. If you have the ability to engage with a wide range of people face to face, and have experience in delivering wildlife and conservation messages, then this is the volunteering role you were looking for. Commitment: 1 day, 6 hours a week. ASK: To apply and find more information about the role, please contact our Visitor Experience Officer at angel.sanchezdevera@rspb.org.uk or call us 01457 819880.

JOB: Community Outreach Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

Help us help our local community by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and leading fun activities! We are looking for volunteers to help us reach out to local people and share their love of nature. You will attend local venues (museums, children’s farms etc.) and community events, as part of a small team. You’ll be chatting to people, inspiring them about nature and RSPB Sandwell Valley. You’ll deliver fun nature-inspired crafts or activities such as making bee homes or leaf crowns, bird bingos and scavenger hunts. 1 day a month. ASK: Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Community Talks Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

Help us help our local community, by spreading the word about RSPB Sandwell Valley, and giving engaging presentations. RSPB Sandwell Valley is an enchanting urban green space located in the middle of a vibrant and diverse community. You will deliver engaging and 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 in Sandwell Valley. Commitment flexible / as needed. ASK: Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Community Forum Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY: 0

FOR: RSPB

The community forum is a group of volunteers who ensure we remain relevant to and engaged with our local community. You will attend a meeting every 2 months where we plan and discuss projects and activities that will encourage more people to visit the reserve. ASK: Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Wildlife Gardening Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

If you enjoy wildlife gardening, spending more time outdoors and working in a small team then this is the role for you. The Wildlife Gardeners will look after and develop our wildlife friendly gardens around the visitor centre. These include flowerbeds, herb beds, wildflower meadow, lawns and wildlife homes. We are looking for an experienced gardener to join the enthusiastic team. 2 days per month. Thursdays, 10am-1pm. ASK: Contact cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Sandwell Swans Assistant Youth Group Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

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 and 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. 4 hours on one Saturday afternoon per month. ASK: Contact colin.groves@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Event & Activities Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

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 help deliver the activities, but also work with setting up and packing away afterwards. 1 day a month. ASK: Contact: alex.sharrod@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Baby Birds Parent & Toddler Group Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY:

FOR: RSPB

Baby Birds meet every Wednesday for parents and toddlers to discover more about nature and have fun sharing time together. There is a mix of indoor and outdoor play activities with an emphasis on connecting with nature. The sessions run for 2 hours in the morning and afternoon. Experience of working with young children in outdoor activities is essential. School term time, every Wednesday except May and June. ASK: Contact lucy.fleming@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Volunteer

BE4: N / A

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

PAY: Training

FOR: RSPB

Our visitor volunteers work across the visitor centre & the lakeside viewpoint, making a large flexible team whose focus is great customer service & promoting this special nature reserve. We know that wildlife inspires people, so interpreting the wildlife here is important, whether it’s pointing out swans or swallows, hoverflies or hawthorn. The visitors centre will have basic refreshment facilities & equipment to hire, you will help visitors get what they need. Collect car parking payments at the till & help with keeping the welcome area clean & tidy.   RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the society & underpins every single thing we do. Introducing visitors to the idea of membership is important too. You will have the confidence to strike up a conversation with strangers & a desire to help, an enthusiasm for conservation & wildlife; but most importantly of all you will need a friendly demeanour & a ready smile. Full induction & training for the role will be provided as well as the opportunity to attend a whole host of training opportunities, such as H&S, wildlife ID courses & even face painting training. Commitment 3 hours per week. ASK: Contact: sandwellvalley@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Schools On Reserves Volunteer

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





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