Visitor Centre & Information Assistant, Strumpshaw Fen

We need enthusiastic individuals to meet and greet visitors in our reception hide, and ensure everyone who comes to the reserve has a brilliant experience with us.

Posted:
Wednesday 13 March 2019
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people
Location:
Mid Yare Valley, Strumpshaw

What we're looking for

Visitors come from far and wide to experience the iconic wildlife of Strumpshaw Fen, from Bitterns to Swallowtail Butterflies. We need you to... - Help us provide a welcome service for visitors to this amazing reserve and enhance their experience - Excite people about nature and show them wildlife up close. - Meet and greet in our reception hide, talking to visitors, taking entry payment and handing out visitor surveys. - Tell stories, engage people about our campaigns and recruit new members to the RSPB. - Assist with the running of our self service catering offer.

The skills you need

Our Visitor Information Volunteer Assistants need to be excellent with people, have a friendly disposition, be fun, be enthusiastic about the work of the RSPB, birds, wildlife and the beautiful Norfolk Broads. Some natural or local history or conservation knowledge would be an advantage, but a willingness to learn is essential. Familiarity with customer care, sales and retail experience would be an advantage, but not essential.

Your time

Minimum:
1 day per month
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to be the public face of the RSPB on one of the Society's reserves and to be an essential part of a team which relies heavily on volunteer support. The opportunity to meet people and to share with them your enthusiasm for wildlife. Receive regular updates about the reserve. A programme of social events for volunteers is arranged. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply

Contact

Hannah Dryland, Mid Yare Valley, Strumpshaw
Tel: 01603 715191
Email: Hannah.Dryland@rspb.org.uk

Notes

A site induction and customer service training must be attended as well as appropriate training for the role including membership recruitment. Expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. Help at weekends is particularly useful. The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife. It relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The RSPB is the UK Partner of the global federation of conservation organisations, Birdlife International. 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.

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