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21 pages in total, the lead article is from the Outdoor Recreation Network and provides best practice gathered at their recent seminar on People & Dogs in the Outdoors. Celebrating 10 years of Nordic Walking at Rosliston Forestry Centre – find out what Nordic Walking is. The Lee Valley Park extends to 4,010ha and attracts over 7.1m visits a year, discover what the Park has to offer and how the Authority manages such a large site. Scottish Natural Heritage can confirm that outdoor visits are at a record high; read more about the data behind the claim. University of Exeter LEEP Institute have developed ORVal – the outdoor recreation valuation tool – see how you could use it to your advantage for recreation management. Jack Davidson from Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail discusses how good data gathering & interpretation can help grow visitor numbers. The Mersey Forest outlines the growing value of England’s urban woodlands and finally Rob Sayers of Active Outdoors gives his opinion on how to create the building blocks to a resilient & healthy outdoor recreation industry. May is National Walking month with Living Streets and Walk in the Woods month with the Tree Council. Walk where ever you can this May. This edition also carries adverts for resources, products and services to aid a recreation offer. Read it here




JOB: Events and Activities volunteer

BE4: Not specified, please apply soon!

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY: Expenses, full training & guidance

FOR: RSPB

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

JOB: Visitor Volunteer-Sandwell Valley

BE4: Not specified, please apply soon!

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY: Expenses, full training and guidance

FOR: RSPB

We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will welcome all visitors, thank members for their support and ensure that visitors' needs are met to the best of our ability. Your guidance and information will ensure the visitor has a fantastic experience. Our visitor volunteers will work across both the visitor centre and the lakeside hide, making a large flexible team whose focus is great customer service and promoting this special nature reserve. We know that wildlife inspires people, so interpreting wildlife here is important. RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the RSPB, it is therefore important that you can inspire people about the work we do and warm them up to the idea of membership. You'll need to have the confidence to chat with visitors, an enthusiasm for wildlife but most importantly of all, a friendly demeanour and a ready smile! Time commitment 1 day a month. ASK: Please contact kostas.smponias@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Face painter/events volunteer - Midlands Region

BE4: Not specified, please apply soon!

LOC: Sherwood Forest

PAY: Expenses, full training and guidance

FOR: RSPB

Would you be keen to combine creativity with nature conservation and personal development? If yes, then Sherwood Forest is the right place to be! Share with us your creativity and help us convey the RSPB message and inspire children and families to give nature a home. We are looking for friendly volunteers to help us raise vital funds for conservation and enthuse the public about nature by face painting and running fundraising activities in various events throughout the year. Ideally you will have some experience in face painting and events, if not, we will support you to develop the necessary skills and thrive! Most important of all, you will be creative and enjoy engaging with young people, children and families. You will receive face painting and safeguarding training as well as continuous support which will add significantly to your personal and professional skill set, while having fun! Time commitment: ad-hoc basis. ASK: Please contact kostas.smponias@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Community Fundraising Development Volunteer

BE4: Not specified, please apply soon!

LOC: Birmingham

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

Collecting the necessary funds to do our important conservation work is crucial, this is why we urgently need your support. We are looking for a volunteer to help us develop and maintain a scheme of our pin badge collection boxes in and around the Birmingham city centre. (For more information on this: https://c-js.co.uk/2LLq4Qr). You will also have the opportunity to be actively involved in our fundraising strategy, as you’ll be able to share and deliver innovate new ideas to further enhance our income and community outreach. Would you imagine yourself being the next person who will help the RSPB develop its fundraising capacity even further? Skills: basic computer literacy; communication skills; numeracy & record-keeping skills; proactive; ability to work independently; able to research online. This is an exceptional opportunity that will allow you to develop strong practical skills in community fundraising and marketing. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2JpONYQ

JOB: Fundraising Team Leader Volunteer (Area Coordinator Volunteer) – Midlands

BE4: Please apply soon

LOC: Various places - West Midlands

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: RSPB

We are looking for a volunteer willing to put his / her local knowledge in action and support us expand our community fundraising scheme locally. Your work will focus on the organisation and coordination of volunteers in placing and looking after boxes in busy locations in your local area (More information on this: https://c-js.co.uk/2LLq4Qr ). With your support our volunteers could raise thousands of pounds for conservation every year. Our community fundraising volunteers are the local face of the RSPB. Currently, we are looking for team leaders for: Birmingham & West Midlands; Derbyshire; Herefordshire; Northamptonshire; North Shropshire; Worcestershire. Skills: networking & communication skills; good local knowledge; experience in volunteering; computer literate; excellent organisational skills; friendly manner; ability to work independently; ability to motivate others. This opportunity will allow you to develop strong practical skills in community fundraising. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2VGp84C

JOB: Membership Lead Volunteer

BE4: Not specified, please apply soon!

LOC: Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

PAY: All expenses covered. Full training and guidance will be provided.

FOR: RSPB

We are currently looking for Membership Lead Volunteers to join our amazing team at Sandwell Valley. Memberships are the lifeblood of the RSPB and we need more people to help us continue the work we do to save nature. The role will be varied, from providing a great welcome to visitors and setting the example to other volunteers to volunteer training and administration assistance. 1-2 days per week, flexible. You will have the confidence to strike up a conversation with strangers, a commitment to personal development, as well as an approachable and open manner. Most importantly of all you will need a friendly demeanour and a ready smile. The Visitor Experience Officer will support you to develop your skills further. Moreover, you will be able to access a full range of RSPB training and courses for personal development. Join our team and help us save nature together! ASK: More information & to apply: Alex Sharrod, Sandwell Valley, 01213 577395, alex.sharrod@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Zoo Guest Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

IV: 07/06/2019

LOC: Tamworth

PAY: Training

FOR: Drayton Manor Park

Are you someone who has a passion for animals, the outdoors & likes to interact with people? Then we have a great opportunity for you to join our growing zoo volunteer team! You will interact with our guests & run fun activities that provide knowledge of our species & conservation work, basic animal behaviours, their IUCN category, take home actions for our guests all while answering general queries. Full training provided as well as information about the animals & our conservation work. You need to be: confident & enthusiastic when talking to a range of guests, in a friendly & welcoming manner; have a keen interest & a basic knowledge of animals & conservation; comfortable outdoors, with some walking / standing & occasional poor weather; flexible & able to commit to a min of 3 hpw; 18 or over; able to make a recruitment day on Tuesday 28 May or Sunday 2 June. ASK: Apply: https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/recruitment/ or call our Volunteer Co-ordinator 01827 252436.

JOB: Assistant River Projects Officer

BE4: 31/7/19

LOC: Shrewsbury

PAY: The Trust is fully committed to personal development and training through its annual review and progress meetings.

FOR: Pete Lambert - River Project Manager

To assist the River Project Manager in the delivery & development of catchment based projects. Provide a range of support functions which will help with water quality assessment & riparian ecology monitoring. Engage with external partners & community groups in relation to project development & delivery. Help prepare funding bids, consent & permission applications for project works as required. This placement post is suited to someone who is able to communicate information in a straightforward & accessible manner. An understanding of riparian habitats & in-stream improvements or Sustainable Drainage Schemes would be valuable. IT skills in MS Office & digital mapping experience would be useful. A full driving licence is essential. You will be based at our HQ in Shrewsbury & working all year round, indoors & outdoors in most weathers. 1 year fixed term placement. ASK: Contact Pete Lambert, River Project Manager, petel@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Assistant Shorebird Warden

BE4: N / A

LOC: Gibraltar Point NNR

PAY: Accommodation provided

FOR: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

April - August 2019 inclusive. We seek a volunteer with strong interest in wildlife & conservation to work alongside the Shorebird Warden for the 2019 season. The work includes monitoring & protecting important colonies of little tern & ringed plover, data collating & reporting, visitor engagement & some wider aspects of nature reserve management. This is an ideal opportunity for an under graduate or post-graduate placement for someone pursuing a career in wildlife conservation. Accommodation provided in static caravan on site. ASK: Please send CV and covering letter to: Kevin Wilson kwilson@lincstrust.co.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 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: Horticultural Therapy Volunteer

BE4: 30/6/19

IV: 30/06/2019

LOC: Ryton Gardens, Coventry

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: Garden Organic

Our volunteers support the Education Officer / Horticultural Therapist in delivering a meaningful experience to young people or adults with a range of Special Educational Needs and / or challenging behavioural needs. Simply enjoy using your horticultural knowledge and communication skills to support our students, or use your time with us as a stepping stone into work or college. This role will suit people who: have some experience and knowledge of organic gardening; have excellent communication and listening skills, are patient and trustworthy; have previous experience of working with people with SEN or in a teaching / caring environment, although this is not an absolute necessity; are prepared to commit to volunteering on a regular weekly basis. This role is subject to a DBS check. ASK: For further details and an application form please email hr@gardenorganic.org.uk or telephone for an informal chat on 024 7630 8208. More information: https://c-js.co.uk/2Bpx5Py

JOB: Tree Health Surveyors

BE4: N/A

LOC: Various locations*

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are recruiting volunteer Tree Health Surveyors for our Observatree project (in the areas below) to carry out surveys of woods and trees for the presence and absence of specific pests and diseases on common tree species. In fact, recording negative sightings of disease (healthy host trees) is just as important. Surveyors are sometimes asked to carry out targeted surveys for specific pests and diseases during new outbreaks and also have the option to set up their own sentinel tree plots to monitor the health of individual trees. *Locations: North and South Wales; North Cornwall and Devon; Hampshire; Oxfordshire; Berkshire; Kent; Cambridgeshire; Norfolk; Scotland; The North East and the North West. ASK: For further details about this role: https://c-js.co.uk/2Sgo9FN

JOB: Voluntary Officer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Leicester / National Forest

PAY: Travel expenses, full training provided for trainee leader roles

FOR: The Conservation Volunteers

Time: 2+ days per week. A range of posts available for keen people wanting to be involved in conservation - we have opportunities for practical conservation leadership roles including for complete beginners, but also vacancies for back office work e.g. in publicity and social media, funding applications, communications for those with relevant skills. Get in touch and we will find you a niche! We are also looking for casual volunteers for our practical work days. ASK: Please contact K Thompson at kay.thompson@tcv.org.uk

JOB: Events Volunteer - Londonthorpe Wood, Belton Estate (Bellmount)

BE4: N/A

LOC: Grantham, Lincolnshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

In partnership with the National Trust team at Belton House we have exciting plans for Londonthorpe Wood and the eastern side of the Belton Estate, referred to as Bellmount, which will see this natural playground being significantly enhanced to provide wider appeal to existing and new user groups.  In this role you will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills to work alongside other volunteers at events, to engage with the public and support event delivery. You will be using your natural enthusiasm and your passion for nature to help us engage with the public within our project area at Woodland Trust and National Trust events, to encourage people to become engaged with the Woodland Trust and National Trust’s work and to learn more about Bellmount. ASK: For further details about this role please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2BaeeI2

JOB: Historical Researcher - Londonthorpe Wood, Belton Estate

BE4: N/A

LOC: Homebased, Grantham, Lincolnshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

This will be an interesting role where you will be investigating and collecting useful information from existing maps, written, graphic, photographic and electronic records. The investigation may also include site surveying/recording of aspects identified from desk-based research. In particular we would like to collate historical information describing the connection to the Brownlow family era, and the use of the landscape during the first and second world wars. We would like you to produce a simple report by June 2019 detailing the basic findings of the research, including copies of records and maps (where available) and photographs if necessary. This is a home-based role with visits to the site (best suited to someone living within 30 miles of the site). We will also ask you to register as a volunteer with the National Trust for this role. Previous experience in researching historical documents is highly useful and the ability to read maps and historical documents.  Some local knowledge of the area would also be beneficial. ASK: For further details: https://c-js.co.uk/2To0Ozo

JOB: Guided Walk Leader - Londonthorpe Wood, Belton Estate

BE4: N/A

LOC: Grantham, Lincolnshire

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

Approximately six days across the year. In partnership with the National Trust team at Belton House we have exciting plans for Londonthorpe Wood and the eastern side of the Belton Estate, referred to as Bellmount. In this role you will use your natural enthusiasm, people skills and your passion for nature, history and stories to help us engage with visitors to ensure that they have an exceptional experience during their first and subsequent visits. Through the delivery of your walk you will also deepen our visitor’s awareness of the work of the Woodland Trust/National Trust and the opportunities available to those interested in supporting our work and visiting other Woodland Trust/National Trust sites. We will also ask you to register as a volunteer with the National Trust for this role. This role is best suited to someone living within 30 miles of the site. ASK: For further details and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2HDDNHd

JOB: Woodland Engagement Volunteer - Public Consultation

BE4: N/A

LOC: Grantham, Lincolnshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

In partnership with the National Trust team at Belton House we have exciting plans for Londonthorpe Wood and the eastern side of the Belton Estate, referred to as Bellmount, which will see this natural playground being significantly enhanced to provide wider appeal to existing and new user groups.  As a Woodland Engagement Volunteer you will have the opportunity to utilise your communication and people skills to assist with public consultation events and by asking members of the public to participate in completing questionnaires &/or surveys. ASK: Further details https://c-js.co.uk/2UuSApf

JOB: Wildlife Monitor - Londonthorpe Wood, Belton Estate (Bellmount)

BE4: N/A

LOC: Grantham, Lincolnshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

In partnership with the National Trust team at Belton House we have exciting plans for Londonthorpe Wood and the eastern side of the Belton Estate, referred to as Bellmount. Come along and join our amazing team of volunteers and help us to monitor a range of species within Londonthorpe and Bellmount. This will assist us to determine a baseline for species present on the site and enable us to establish whether our work in woodland management and the maintenance of other habitats across the estate is benefiting wildlife in the area. You will visit the site regularly (approximately two hours per week), identifying, recording and monitoring species and ensuring the results are recorded in accordance with set guidelines.  You will have a genuine interest in wildlife conservation and woodlands with the ability to identify different species. ASK: For further details about this role please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2DHwOci

JOB: Small Steps Big Change (SSBC) Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

Assist Family Mentors to deliver the SSBC Family Mentor programme across Bulwell & Aspley. Volunteers will be supporting families to increase their confidence & ability in group activities such as Triple P, Active Play, Stay & Play, Songs & Rhymes, Bump, Birth & Baby, Infant Massage & Cook & Play. Min 2 hours per week Monday to Saturday. Skills / exp: being a parent & / or grandparent; working with children; being supportive; a good listener; developing relationships. ASK: For more information contact Richard Owen, Volunteer Co-ordinator, richard.owen@groundworknottingham.org.uk or call 07771348655.

JOB: Green Aiders

BE4: N / A

LOC: Herts, West Essex, Cambs & Beds

PAY: Training & travel

FOR: Groundwork East

Want to volunteer outside & help vulnerable residents? Then join Groundwork’s Green Aiders team! Put your skills into action with weekly gardening sessions in gardens across Hertfordshire. Get buckets of exp – two new gardens every time. Free training in gardening & power tool use. All PPE, tools, equipment, lunches & travel costs covered. ASK: To book a place, arrange a taster day or for more info Sarah Holloway, 01707 255177 sarah.holloway@groundwork.org.uk https://www.groundwork.org.uk/east

JOB: BogLIFE Project Voluntary Warden

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses NNR, & NNR Base (N Shropshire)

PAY: Travel expenses / Training

FOR: Marches Mosses Boglife Project

Great opportunity to assist with the restoration of Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project. The National Nature Reserve is 690ha & straddles the English / Welsh border, 4 miles from Whitchurch, Shropshire & 10 miles from Wrexham. Role is varied & can include practical estate & habitat management tasks, surveying / monitoring, assisting with events / guided walks & office projects. Protective clothing & some formal courses & in-house training provided. Suitable for a student looking for a work placement or someone wanting to gain further experience in the conservation sector. Reliable & enthusiastic, keen interest in wildlife & conservation, physically fit & prepared to work outdoors.   ASK: Apply with Pete Bowyer, Senior Reserve Manager peter.bowyer@naturalengland.org.uk 01948 880362

JOB: Canal & Lock Maintenance Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

To support the maintenance & upkeep of the Beeston Lock & Canal. Volunteers will be involved in various activities to help keep a 2km stretch of the Beeston Canal including lock, maintained for boaters, walkers & the local community. Role to include: painting fences, rails, mooring posts & step edges; clearing paths, planting, litter picking vegetation clearing, manual dredging. Volunteers will show a commitment to the aims of GGN & improving outcomes for the environment. You will not be required to have experience, however, it may be useful of you have any experience of: gardening; planting; maintenance. Volunteers will be asked to complete a minimum of 3.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. ASK: For more information please phone 0115 9788 212 or email gn@groundworknottingham.org.uk

JOB: Canal & Lock Maintenance Project Leader

BE4: N / A

LOC: Nottingham

PAY: Training & travel costs

FOR: Groundwork Greater Nottingham

To assist the Volunteer Co-ordinator to facilitate the maintenance & upkeep of a 2 km stretch of the Beeston Canal including lock, maintained for boaters, walkers & the local community. The role includes: contacting potential volunteers; supporting volunteers on the day; co-ordination of activities on site. Volunteer Project Leaders will show a commitment to the aims of GGN & improving outcomes for the environment. You will not be required to have exp, however, it may be useful of you have any experience of: gardening; planting; maintenance; team management. Volunteers will be asked to complete a minimum of 3.5 hpw, Monday to Friday. ASK: For more information please phone 0115 9788 212 or email gn@groundworknottingham.org.uk

JOB: Practical Conservation Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Across Worcestershire

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation, carrying out thousands of hours of practical conservation across our reserves each year.  We have volunteer work parties based on reserves all across Worcestershire - joining your local volunteer group is a great way to meet new people, get fit (and stay fit!) and get closer to the wildlife that's local to you.  Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. Time commitment is variable – you decide. From woodlands to wetlands, from gentle tasks to a full 'wild work-out', there is something for everyone. ASK: Why not visit our website to find out more about the opportunities local to you: https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N or contact Helen Dorey, Conservation Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919.

JOB: Events & Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Worcester

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

We're looking for friendly, engaging people to get involved and join our team!  We run a series of public engagement events and activities at Lower Smite Farm and in public parks and greenspaces throughout Worcestershire across the year. From family activities to county shows, these are the perfect opportunities to engage and enthuse children and adults with the environment and wildlife conservation.  You will assist with these public events and activities alongside Wildlife Trust members of staff and other volunteers. The tasks vary with the types of events but may include: engaging children and adults in outdoor, wildlife-themed activities such as walks, talks, bug hunts, pond dipping, crafts, games etc.; being an ambassador for our work; helping with set-up and pack-down at events; selling raffle tickets. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. Time commitment is variable – you decide.  ASK: See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Sadie activities@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919.

JOB: Youth Engagement Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: Hindlip, Worcester & nearby nature reserves

PAY: Learn new skills

FOR: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Our youth engagement team is recruiting volunteers to help deliver formal and informal outdoor learning sessions for young people between the ages of 11+.  We are looking for volunteers to help on a with our new University Volunteering Group, as well as a pool of volunteers to help deliver our ad-hoc activities with uniform groups, schools and holiday activities. You can sign up to help with one or both - how much time you give is up to you. Examples of typical tasks are: leading or assisting with a range of outdoor education activities from pond dipping and mini-beast hunts, to tree ID and shelter building; supervising practical conservation tasks out on the reserves (in all weathers); helping young people to carry out wildlife surveys; helping to deliver practical activities such as bushcraft and green woodworking. Learn new skills alongside our experienced team. ASK: See https://c-js.co.uk/2Lx8F9N for full details. Contact Ben Rees ben@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org or 01905 754919

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.



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