Planning Team Volunteer - Northern Ireland Headquarters

Monday 13 August 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
Northern Ireland Headquarters

What we're looking for

The RSPB is a conservation charity working to protect our environment. In Northern Ireland the Planning Team monitors and responds to planning applications. We act as a consultee on applications to protect our reserves, designated sites and the wider countryside. We need you to help us investigate planning proposals, collate information, produce written responses to conservation and planning queries, conduct data research, respond to scoping consultations and to provide support to the planning team. We also need help to prepare, submit, and monitor planning applications for RSPB NI under the direction of the Conservation Team Leader.

The skills you need

Do you have, or are working towards a qualification in planning, and an interest in ecology, sustainable development, environmental studies/issues or birds? Have you: * Good organisational skills and attention to detail. * The ability to interpret plans and drawings, and read OS maps * Good communication skill *The ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative. * The ability to take guidance * Experience in Microsoft Word and Outlook * Knowledge of working with GIS, including preparation of maps( not essential as training will be provided )

Your time

One or more days per week for at least 3 months
Minimum commitment of 3 months
All year round

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to expand your knowledge of planning, the planning application process and other areas of environmental planning. Increase knowledge of bird species, mitigation and other areas of the environmental planning. The chance to include something new and exciting on your CV. Experience of working in a busy office environment for one of Europe's foremost Conservation Charities.

How to apply


Colin Graham, Northern Ireland Headquarters
Tel: 028 9049 1547


Appropriate training will be provided, particularly if committing to a longer period of time and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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