Wildlife Explorers Youth Group Assistant Leader - Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire

Tuesday 22 June 2021
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Community groups
Various locations

What we're looking for

At the RSPB we are passionate about young people and about nature. Our youth groups have the potential to play a really important role in local communities, offering young people regular opportunities to get to know the wild places close to them and to be supported by enthusiastic adult volunteers. Our youth groups are fun and sociable, keeping young people engaged and interested whilst enabling them to discover and learn new things that will ultimately empower them to help save nature. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to be inspiring assistant leaders; helping to run activities and games and encouraging young people to explore and develop a passion for nature with Sutton Courtenay Kites Wildlife Explorers Group based at the Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre. The group is for young people aged 8 to 12 years old.

The skills you need

You need to enjoy working with young people and have an interest in wildlife. You don't need to be an expert but be willing to learn and have energy and enthusiasm about nature which you can share with young people. Lead or help lead fun environmental games and activities for young people which will encourage them to explore the natural world and help them to develop a concern for the environment. We will provide you with ongoing support in your role where needed. Ability to communicate with young people Ability to work in a team. Be able to meet every month.

Your time

10 to 12 meetings a year
All year round

What's in it for you?

This role offers you the opportunity to enthuse and inspire young people about birds, the environment and conservation, and be part of a growing number of Wildlife Explorer groups across the UK. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! We can help you develop and gain leadership and teamwork skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply


Kate Allen, Various locations
Email: Kate.Allen@RSPB.ORG.UK


In line with our Safeguarding policy, all applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales), Access NI in Northern Ireland, or a PVG Scheme registration check from Volunteer Scotland in Scotland. Contact the Disclosure and Barring Service on 0870 9090811 for more information. Contact Volunteer Scotland on 01786 849777 for more information. Contact Access NI on 0300 200 7888 for more information. References will also be taken up. All training necessary and background information will be provided and since you are giving up your time, it is only fair we offer to reimburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles max).

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