Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Frampton Marsh

Posted:
Thursday 29 November 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering
Location:
Lincolnshire Wash Reserves

What we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic Residential Volunteer to help us deliver all aspects of our reserve management programme. We have a real desire to continue to develop and improve Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore nature reserves, to make them even better for wildlife and for our visitors who come to see it. We have exciting plans but we need help to turn these into reality, so we need you to be a central part of our management team to bring these plans to fruition.

The skills you need

You will need enthusiasm, and the ability to work both as part of a team and undertake tasks yourself. You should have a keen interest in conservation, good interpersonal skills, a desire to learn and develop your identification skills of birds and everything else that lives and breathes! You must be prepared to undertake outdoor practical work in a variety of weather conditions . You must also be aged 18 or over and have a full driving licence.

Your time

Minimum:
26 weeks
Duration:
Immediate start from December 2018
Period:
Immediate start from December 2018

Downloads

Downloads

Application form (PDF)
To be completed and returned to us before a booking can be made

Brochure about residential volunteering (PDF)
Find out more about residential volunteering on this, and our other reserves within this scheme. Also included are answers to the most frequently asked questions

What's in it for you?

Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore are at the forefront of innovative habitat and visitor management techniques. You will get the chance to be part of developing these processes and influence how we view reserve management for years to come, both for wildlife and visitors. We are offering you the chance to learn and develop your skills on managing wetlands, maintaining infrastructure, conduct research, survey & monitoring and be involved with visitor services, making this a very varied opportunity. Our staff are very keen to help you start your career in conservation and so far we have a high success rate of our residential volunteers finding paid employment (although this cannot be guaranteed!). With the accommodation being virtually on Frampton reserve you have the opportunity to walk out the door and see amazing wildlife spectacles. Living in a large Georgian Grade II listed farmhouse your private bedroom might be described as 'palatial'!

How to apply

Contact

Jane Shah, UKHQ Volunteering Development Department
Tel: 01767 680551
Email: volunteers@rspb.org.uk

Notes

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.

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