Volunteer Learning Assistant, Leighton Moss

Posted:
Tuesday 5 February 2019
Vacancy type:
Showing people wildlife, Inspiring young people
Location:
Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay

What we're looking for

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Leighton Moss is a very busy site. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as providing an outstanding home for wildlife. The reserve hosts many school/college/university and youth group visits during term time and family events at other times. Our professional Learning Team deliver exciting programmes of outdoor learning activities and Volunteer Learning Assistants play an important role - leading the standardised sessions with groups, inspiring and engaging children, students and families.

The skills you need

The skills you need: Some experience of working with groups of young people A friendly demeanour and ability to engage and inspire people about wildlife The ability to lead outdoor activities with groups of varying sizes, with people of varying ages and abilities Excellent communication skills The ability to be outdoors and 'on the go' all day A resourceful and flexible approach An interest in wildlife, but no expertise required!

Your time

Minimum:
One day per week - Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
Duration:
On-going
Period:
Mainly Feb to Oct, especially March to mid-July

What's in it for you?

What's in it for you: An induction to the reserve Induction to the RSPB, its vision and ways of working An opportunity to be part of the country's largest nature conservation charity The opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team Regular line management support Opportunities to have fun in an outdoor learning environment with young people and families Opportunities to share/gain natural history knowledge Relevant health and safety training An RSPB uniform and name badge References, if appropriate

How to apply

Contact

Carol Bamber, Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay
Tel: 01524 701601
Email: carol.bamber@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training, tools and equipment will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. 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. References will also be taken up. 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.

Reference number 7434