Reserve Assistant - Fermanagh

Friday 20 September 2013
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Northern Ireland

What we're looking for

We require a volunteer to help in the areas of habitat management, reserve maintenance and species monitoring. All tasks are vital for conservation of priority species and habitats and aiding some visitor access to the reserve

The skills you need

This is a hands-on outdoors role, working in various habitats ranging from hay meadows to wet grasslands, so enthusiasm and an interest in conservation are essential. A variety of skills are needed from habitat management, estate maintenance, surveying, research and administration. To get the most out of this role you will need to enjoy working in a team, using your own initiative, and taking guidance when offered. An up-to-date tetanus injection is also required.

Your time

Flexible - 1 day per week minimum up to 3 days per week desirable
October to early April

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to learn about habitat management including wet grasslands, scrub management, hay meadows, blanket bog and wet heath for breeding waders, terns, gulls and upland species. You will work as part of the reserve team and learn more about key species and habitats in Co.Fermanagh. You will receive informal training in bird survey techniques and conservation land management. Formal training and certification in chainsaw and brush-cutter use may also be received depending on the time commitment given. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation while gaining valuable insight into the various areas of work in Europe's largest bird conservation charity.

How to apply


Suzanne Irvine, Northern Ireland


Appropriate training will be provided 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.

Reference number 2947