What we're looking for
Swifts are highly visible, noisy, charismatic birds that nest right alongside us in our homes and work places. They should be an indelible feature of English summer skies, but they need our help following significant declines in the last 10 years or so We are looking for volunteers who can respond to planning applications for building projects and work with local authorities and developers. You will look for opportunities to incorporate nesting spaces for swifts and other urban wildlife enhancements. With support and training, you will respond positively to consultations, encouraging the local planning authority to require these enhancements in the process of granting permission. You will work closely with the Site Conservation team in the south east England regional office (to ensure there are no other conservation issues) and swift champions from other organisations. You will also act as a swift champion working to encourage recording of swift nest sites. This will help planning authorities and property managers to make decisions based on good information about where swifts are.