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Visitor Management vacancies: visitor services and management including event management.

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JOB: Visitor Experience Assistant

BE4: Starting March

LOC: Loch Garten Osprey Centre

PAY: Training


An outgoing and friendly personality. Passion and enthusiasm for the natural world and conservation. A basic level of understanding of local flora and fauna and of the RSPB’s work. Confidence to engage with visitors from all over the world and from different cultures. Can-do attitude towards membership resulting in more conversations regarding support and, ultimately, more new members. Time commitment 37.5 hrs / week. ASK: If you think you would be interested in this opportunity please follow the link https://c-js.co.uk/2GEyuVC

JOB: Welcome Volunteer

BE4: 13/5/19

LOC: RSPB Old Moor, Old Moor Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 0YF

PAY: Training & expenses


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: Residential Volunteer Visitor Experience Intern, RSPB Leighton Moss

BE4: 8/3/19 12 noon

LOC: RSPB Leighton Moss

PAY: Training / expenses


Full time - 9am-5.15pm five days per week incl weekends, 6 month duration. Live on an RSPB Reserve!  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with proven experience of delivering high standards of visitor-facing customer care, to work with our Visitor Experience Manager. You will need excellent people skills and an infectious ability to enthuse and inspire our visitors.  This is a great chance to work with other people who care about conservation.  You will gain experience in management of a popular RSPB visitor centre and working with a team of staff and volunteers. Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but an enthusiasm for wildlife and an interest in conservation is.  You must be able to work as part of a small team, be adaptable, self-motivated and willing to turn your hand to many different tasks.  Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but you must be happy working outdoors in all weathers and confident talking to visitors. ASK: Contact jon.carter@rspb.org.uk, tel 01524 703017

JOB: Residential Visitor Experience Intern - Dorset

BE4: 31/5/19

LOC: RSPB Arne, Dorset

PAY: Training


The RSPB reserves in Dorset are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic individual to join the visitor experience team at the south west’s flagship reserve, RSPB Arne. 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 towards a career in conservation. 37.5 hours per week. Regular weekend and evening working will be required. Good people and communication skills and an approachable personality are essential for this role, as is the ability to work as part of a small team. You will also be adaptable, self-motivated and ready to turn your hand to the multitude of different tasks required on a nature reserve. Specialist knowledge is not necessary, but an enthusiasm for wildlife and an interest in conservation is. ASK: Please send all enquiries to arne@rspb.org.uk

JOB: Visitor Centre Welcome Volunteer – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses


We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will actively provide a friendly & informative welcome to all visitors, enthuse about wildlife & the RSPB. You'll need: to be good with people, with a friendly disposition, enthusiasm for the RSPB & wildlife, tact & diplomacy, the confidence to strike up conversations with visitors & a desire to help, the ability to listen & respond appropriately, to be reliable & punctual. Min: 1/2 to 1 day per week, incl weekends. You will be part of a friendly & enthusiastic team who dedicate their time to this special nature reserve. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others & gain a valuable insight into the RSPB's work. A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, staff & fellow volunteers. You'll be making a real difference to the work of the RSPB. You will receive training in all aspects of the role, this will incl till operation & membership recruitment. ASK: Contact: Clare Kenyon, Conwy, 01492 584091, clare.kenyon@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Dxv6vW

JOB: Visitor Experience Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

PAY: All training provided

FOR: Forestry Commission

Help our visitors get the most out of Dalby & present a knowledgeable & enthusiastic welcome to the public. You could be giving general information about the facilities, advising on the best cycle trail or explaining where to spot the Gruffalo! Dalby is a special place to many people & we always want to provide a top quality experience for our hundreds of thousands of visitors. Your knowledge of Dalby, combined with warm enthusiasm, will be the icing on the cake to make a good day a great one. Volunteering with us is a great way to get outside, meet people, learn something new & develop new skills, all in the beautiful setting of Dalby Forest. We’re looking for volunteers during our busiest times, weekends & school holidays. ASK: volunteering.yorkshire@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

JOB: Visitor Centres Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Holme Dunes or Ranworth Broad

PAY: Training and expenses

FOR: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Several opportunities for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres at Holme Dunes & Ranworth Broad, both of which are fabulous locations. You will be the welcoming face of NWT, sharing your enthusiasm, handling money & promoting our work. They are open 7 days a week, so there are a variety of flexible roles to fit into the rotas, incl regular commitments or more occasional cover, with a particular need for weekends & school holidays. We are keen to find more volunteers to help out at our Information Centre on Malthouse Staithe, near our Ranworth Broad Visitor Centre, especially on Sundays. ASK: For a full role description & to apply visit https://c-js.co.uk/2IUbPCv & send your application forms to alanm@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.