Habitat Management Assistant - Isle of Skye and Lochalsh

Posted:
Tuesday 12 February 2008
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Isle of Skye & Lochalsh

What we're looking for

We are organising work parties to carry out various aspects of habitat management and survey work in the north of the island. These tasks are essential for the conservation and monitoring of some rare and endangered species including corncrake and great yellow bumble bee. Some ongoing work which could benefit from volunteer support is very weather dependent and so local volunteers who can be available at short notice are most welcome.

The skills you need

Enthusiasm and an interest in conservation are essential. A variety of practical skills would be useful. A reasonable level of fitness and up-to-date tetanus injection are required for practical work. Some areas have good access and there may be opportunities for wheelchair users to participate. Own transport is an advantage but lifts can usually be arranged. This work is especially suited to those who live within Skye and Lochalsh.

Your time

Minimum:
Minimum - one half day
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round - see notes

What's in it for you?

Learn more about the habitat needs and behaviour of corncrakes, other birds and wildlife. A chance to build up or use existing skills - especially identification of a range of species - and get some exercise and fresh air in pleasant surroundings. An excellent opportunity to work in a crofting community and to contribute to an important area of the RSPB's conservation work in Scotland.

How to apply

Contact

Shelagh Parlane, Isle of Skye & Lochalsh
Tel: 01471 822882
Email: Shelagh.Parlane@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and expenses may be re-imbursed. 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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