Lincoln Peregrines - Information Assistant

Posted:
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Raise money to save nature, Community groups
Location:
Lincoln Cathedral

What we're looking for

The Peregrine Falcon - fastest animal on the planet, stooping at speeds of up to 200mph, and can be found on every continent on earth (excluding Antarctica)! This is an unmissable opportunity to share your passion for peregrines, and inspire a new audience about the wonder of this fascinating raptors. Enjoy the exciting spectacle of nesting peregrine falcons in Lincoln city centre at the Date with Nature event at Lincoln Cathedral, and share your interest and knowledge with members of the public visiting the stand. The stand, run by the Lincoln RSPB Local Group, aims to bring people closer to the wildlife on their doorstep, providing an enjoyable experience for all visitors and growing support for the charity by raising awareness of the RSPB and signing up new members. You will help us by meeting and greeting visitors, showing them how to use telescopes and binoculars to view the peregrines, explaining what people are seeing and enthusing them about the RSPB's conservation work. Although not an essential requirement of this role, if you are happy to, it would be great to ask non-members if they'd like to help the peregrines they came to see and supporting conservation by joining the RSPB. Public support is crucial as it enables the RSPB to carry out our vital conservation work – the more members we have, the bigger voice we have for nature.

The skills you need

An infectious enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation is a must. You don't have to be a bird expert, but must be keen to learn more and share your passion with the wide range of people that visit the cathedral. You should have excellent people skills, be friendly and approachable, and have the confidence to initiate informal conversations with visitors.

Your time

Minimum:
One Saturday or Sunday per fortnight in June & July.
Duration:
Every Weekend during June & July 2018
Period:
June and July 2018 (weekends only)

What's in it for you?

This is an opportunity to inspire people about birds and wildlife while raising the profile of the RSPB. Working in a friendly, dynamic team of volunteers, you will gain invaluable skills, work experience and an insight into the work of the RSPB - an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe. Sound good? If so, the Lincoln RSPB Local Group would love to hear from you!

How to apply

Contact

Drew Lyness, Eastern England Regional Office
Tel: 01603 660066
Email: Drew.Lyness@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Event experience is not necessary and appropriate training can be provided. Travel expenses will be reimbursed (within 25 miles through prior arrangement). The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way.

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