Date With Nature Assistant, Malham Peregrines

Posted:
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Vacancy type:
Showing people wildlife
Location:
Malham Cove

What we're looking for

Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, Malham Cove is one of the most striking and beautiful land features in Northern England. It is also home to a breeding pair of peregrine falcons Peregrines were once a species at risk of extinction due to illegal killing and the use of agricultural pesticides like DDT. Protection and changes in legislation have seen this magnificent bird of prey reach more than 1500 pairs in the UK. The role is to inspire the public to help peregrines and wildlife whilst raising awareness of, and gaining support for, the RSPB and the work it does and the partner organisation Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

The skills you need

Are you a people person who loves nature? Do you enjoy inspiring young and old about the wildlife around them? Could you see yourself soaking up the amazing sights at Malham Cove as you enthuse visitors about the amazing local peregrines nesting directly opposite them; inviting them to take a closer look through our telescopes… building on their excitement with stories and information about these incredible falcons. Could you then ask if they would like to support the RSPB and the work it does? If your answer is yes to all the above, then that is all the skills this role needs. Previous knowledge of Peregrines is not essential. Reliability, flexibility, a willingness to help out and friendliness are however.

Your time

Minimum:
2 days a month (flexible), between Thursday and Monday
Duration:
Beginning April - end July
Period:
Spring and Summer

What's in it for you?

If you love getting out there and meeting new people, then you'll love this role! You will spend time in one of Yorkshires most amazing places, Malham Cove, and get up close and personal with its amazing wildlife. This is a great chance to enthuse others about wildlife and get some good public engagement experience in conservation. Get to learn more about the key issues that affect our natural world and the work that is going on to save it.

How to apply

Contact

Anthony Hills, Northern England Region Office, Lancaster
Tel: 01524 581000
Email: Anthony.Hills@rspb.org.uk

Reference number 3587