Wildlife Explorer Group Assistant Leader - Boston

Monday 6 September 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 an enthusiastic individual to be an inspiring assistant leader, working as part of the group leadership team lead by the main group leader and alongside a team of assistant and junior leaders to run activities that encourage young people to explore and develop a passion for nature.

The skills you need

- The ability to communicate well with young people and their families - You need to enjoy working with young people and have a passion for nature. You don't need to be an expert as you will learn a lot as you go along. - Ideas, commitment and passion to help create and run engaging sessions -A willingness to learn and to undertake training as needed for the role - Ability to be an excellent representative of the RSPB within the local community - Ability to work well as part of a team - Basic computer skills such as email and Microsoft Office - Able to attend group meetings on a Saturday, once and month and usually held at Freiston Shore Nature Reserve.

Your time

Up to 10 meetings a year, 2-3 hours per month
All year round

What's in it for you?

This role offers an exciting opportunity to make use of your skills and experiences, as well as your passion for nature, whilst ensuring the Youth Group flourishes. You will also be able to meet the RSPB's aim to put young people at the heart of our mission to save nature. You will help to connect them to nature and create the leaders of the future. Not only this, but you will have opportunity to further develop your own skills and experiences, for example, leadership, teamwork and organisation skills. You will also have access to the RSPB suite of training packages to support your personal development and we will be available to support you along the way. You will be part of the wider RSPB youth group network and will have the opportunity to meet with and link up with youth group volunteers across the UK as well as support from local contacts such as a reserve, local adult group or regional youth group volunteer. An induction and relevant training will be provided, and will be able to offer you ongoing support to further develop the skills you need for this role. Volunteer cards are issued to those who give 50 hours that gives you a range of discounts plus free entry to RSPB nature reserves. Why not get in touch and see how you would fit in the role?

How to apply


Ronnie Bartlett, Various locations
Email: Ronnie.Bartlett@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 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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