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JOB: RSPB Residential Volunteer Interns

BE4: 11/1/19

LOC: Across the UK

PAY: Free accommodation and training

FOR: RSPB

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

JOB: Mentoring Officer

BE4: 21/12/18

IV: 21/12/2018

LOC: Home Based

PAY: Small stipend to cover expenses

FOR: A Focus on Nature

You will play a pivotal role in helping young people find exciting mentoring opportunities & enable them to secure & pursue careers in the nature conservation sector. You will co-ordinate our network of mentors (a group of leading figures & experts in the sector, with skills ranging from photography to political advocacy). You need to be confident in dealing with people & have good interpersonal skills to support both mentees & mentors. You will have an interest in nurturing young people & helping them to develop & will be passionate about improving inclusivity within conservation. Applicants must be below the age of 28 at the time of application. We expect the role will with be for a min of one year, max of 3. It is anticipated the role will require an average of 4-6 hpw, although this will increase in September 2019. ASK: More information: www.afocusonnature.org/vacancies

JOB: Web & Graphic Designer

BE4: 21/12/18

IV: 21/12/2018

LOC: Home Based

PAY: Small stipend to cover expenses

FOR: A Focus on Nature

You will work with other committee members to update the content of our website, embed content, & develop new material for our site as well as design graphics when needed. This is an excellent role for someone looking to get into digital communications. We ideally want someone with a creative vision & an eye for detail. Web development & graphic experience is ideal, but we understand that individuals may have different backgrounds. Please do not be put off from applying if you feel you may not be experienced enough. Applicants must be below the age of 28 at the time of application. We expect the role will with be for a minimum of one year, maximum of 3. It is anticipated the role will require an average of 4-6 hours per week, although this may increase in times when your support is needed more. ASK: More information: www.afocusonnature.org/vacancies

JOB: Social Media Officer

BE4: 21/12/18

IV: 21/12/2018

LOC: Home Based

PAY: Small stipend to cover expenses

FOR: A Focus on Nature

You will work with all members of the committee, as well as members of AFON, to ensure the blog & social media accounts are kept up to date with the latest news, events & information. In particular, you will be working closely with the Associate Director to promote the Now for Nature campaign. You need to have a passion for social media & some experience with using different platforms. Experience with writing, & preferably editing other people’s wiring is highly desirable. You will need strong organisational skills in order to plan content for the blog, schedule social media posts & plan the social media strategy & content for campaigns. Applicants must be below the age of 28 at the time of application. We expect the role will with be 1-3 years. It is anticipated the role will require an average of 6-8 hours per week, although this will increase in September 2019. ASK: More information: www.afocusonnature.org/vacancies

JOB: MammalWeb Spotter

BE4: N / A

LOC: Anywhere

PAY: 0

FOR: MammalWeb

We're looking for people to help us classify images from a large camera trapping survey. Classifying photos on MammalWeb is easy and open to everyone! Register on MammalWeb here https://c-js.co.uk/2Rrsbas. Once you’ve made your account, you can log in from the spotter tab, and select the ‘County Durham Survey’ from the drop down project options box. Look through the whole image sequence using the arrows and then decide what species is in the sequence from the right hand panel. If you would like more information on spotting, then head over to the ‘Learn’ tab, where you’ll find a detailed guide to spotting. You can read more about the project by heading over to https://c-js.co.uk/2Qm64Fk. ASK: Feel free to email us: info@mammalweb.org

JOB: Nature's Calendar Champion - Lead Student Recorder

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: UK Wide

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Woodland Trust

Lead and coordinate student recording for our Nature's Calendar project. In this role volunteers will be working with the conservation team to create support for Nature’s Calendar within their university. The lead student will be expected to coordinate and oversee the recording of their fellow students. We see this as an opportunity for lead students to develop their skills and knowledge. This role is ideal for volunteers who want to use initiative, plan and identify how their university can contribute to Nature’s Calendar. Nature’s Calendar is a Woodland Trust citizen science project which tracks species responses to climate change. We have biological records that date back to 1736.  By becoming a lead recorder you’ll be contributing to this long dataset, while also helping scientists to answer important questions regarding the effects of climate change in UK wildlife. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2MSO17M for further information.

JOB: Dragonfly Recorder

BE4: N / A

LOC: Homebased

PAY: Training

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) needs your help in protecting Britain’s Dragonflies. Join the DragonflyWatch and record Dragonflies at your local wetland sites. Your records will help the BDS monitor the health of Dragonfly populations across the county, identifying important sites, and influencing conservation action. Beginners are always welcome and advice, and support, is available to those who need it. BDS recorders are also encouraged to pursue other volunteering activities for Dragonflies, depending on their personal interests, including fundraising, engagement, research, and practical habitat management.  ASK: Visit https://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/get-involved

JOB: Resilience for Natives - Volunteer Mid Wales, Ceredigion & Gwynedd

BE4: N / A

LOC: Home Based

PAY: Training and equipment loaned

FOR: British Association for Shooting & Conservation

Time: Weekly to daily. The project, continues BASC conservation work with trusted partnerships and collaborations including the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and Bangor University. The project is looking to recruit local people, including BASC members, to establish networks of volunteers to monitor and remove mink in four key areas for water vole in Ceredigion and one in Gwynedd adjacent to the Menai Straights, and improve habitat for water vole in key locations. The project will also continue to support the Mid-Wales Red Squirrel Project by further developing the grey squirrel control network around the Tywi Forest area, and assessing the effectiveness of using volunteer surveys to assess the level of tree bark damage from grey squirrels.  ASK: See https://basc.org.uk/conservation/green-shoots/green-shoots-in-wales/ for further details and registration form.

JOB: Ancient Tree Recorder

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Homebased

PAY:

FOR: Woodland Trust

Would you like to get involved with recording ancient, veteran and notable trees? Ancient trees are important culturally and ecologically. Their many niches provide vital habitat for wildlife and many of our most famous ancient trees have links to famous people from our history. The Ancient Tree Inventory (ATI) - https://ati.woodlandtrust.org.uk/ - is a living database of ancient, veteran and notable trees. So far over 170,000 trees have been added to the ATI, but there are still lots of amazing trees to be discovered. The growing database gives us a much better understanding of where our most important trees are. Recording them is the first step towards getting ancient trees the protection they need. ASK: For further details and to register, please visit our website here : https://c-js.co.uk/2RLKisC

JOB: Bird Identification Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Flexible

PAY: Some training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We get lots of emails usually with pictures of birds and wildlife from people who are asking what they have seen in their garden or out and about. The Supporter Services department of the RSPB is a front line customer service team and we aim to provide a prompt and knowledgeable answer to these queries. Our aim is to engage people in regards to Wildlife and this role would be key to us fulfilling this objective, by reaching as many people as we can and connecting them to nature. The skills you need: wildlife knowledge to sufficiently ID birds; able to work as part of team and independently; computer literate; able to use programmes such as Microsoft Outlook. Flexible - from one hour to one day a week - from one month to an ongoing basis. All year round. ASK: Contact: Emma Whiteway, emma.whiteway@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Volunteer Eco-Schools Assessor

BE4: 14/1/19

LOC: England

PAY: Expenses

FOR: Keep Britain Tidy

Are you passionate about environmental education? Would you like to help encourage your young people to become more environmentally responsible? Would you like to help create great community cohesion in your Local Authority? Would you like to encourage schools to become more sustainable and environmentally aware? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may be interested in becoming an Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor. The Eco-Schools programme is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world. The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an international standard that schools attain to show their commitment to the environment. To gain the Green Flag, the school must be assessed by an Eco-Schools Green Flag Assessor. This process involves the assessor reading the school’s Green Flag application documents, and then visiting the school to meet the Eco-Committee and Eco-Coordinator to assess whether the Eco-Schools ethos is embedded throughout the school.  ASK: Please see: https://c-js.co.uk/2Mr5Y9z for further details.



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