RSPB Youth Group Assistant Leader

Friday 18 March 2016
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Community groups
Various locations

What we're looking for

The RSPB Wildlife Explorers need you! Fun, vibrant and important Wildlife Explorer groups across Scotland are looking for assistant leaders to help enthuse the local youth population about wildlife, adventure and exploration of nature. Its bags of fun and gives you the chance to contribute to RSPB Wildlife Explorers (the junior membership of the RSPB); tomorrow's conservationists. The RSPB has over 90 RSPB Wildlife Explorers groups across the UK and wishes to increase this number, so please come help and join in! Right now there are opportunities in the Aberdeen, Inverness and Dumfries areas. WEx groups are calling out for your skills!

The skills you need

Boundless energy and enthusiasm. The ability to communicate with young people and to attend at least 80% of the meetings. Ideas, commitment and passion to help create and run engaging sessions for children between 8-12 years of age, on the topics of wildlife and nature exploration. Typically RSPB Wildlife Explorers groups meet fortnightly or monthly with a programme of indoor and outdoor events. With preparation time, you will need 4-5 hours a month. You will also provide ad hoc support with admin tasks as required by the group's Main Leader.

Your time

Up to 12 meetings a year, 4-5 hours per month
All year round

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to enthuse and inspire young people about, birds, the environment and conservation. Be part of a fun challenging and rewarding environment. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! By volunteering with the Wildlife Explorers you will be helping to deliver a key part of the RSPB 'Saving Nature' strategy, by connecting children with nature! We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work. There is the potential use of social media to promote the group and its activities.

How to apply


Christina Skounti, Scotland Headquarters,Fundraising & Communications
Tel: 0131 317 4100
Email: Christina.Skounti@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 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. This includes 2 mandatory e-learning courses and 2 others delivered on site. Since you are giving up your time, it is only fair we offer to re-imburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles max). The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. By volunteering your time and talents you can help us increase our impact and help us save more nature.

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