Sherwood Forest Biodiversity Team

Wednesday 21 February 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Surveying wildlife

What we're looking for

Sherwood has some spectacular wildlife, and as conservationists one of the most important jobs is keeping track of the health of the habitat. By monitoring wildlife we are able to see trends and get a clear picture of how the habitat is working for wildlife. As a biodiversity volunteer, you will use your surveying skills to undertake specific species surveys at Sherwood and submit your survey data to the team. The survey that you do will depend on your ID skills. We are looking for volunteers with existing ID skills. PLEASE NOTE: The may not be survey work all the time. Please get in touch to enquire about any current survey work that is happening or planned for following season. Tasks: Undertake wildlife surveys following relevant survey methodology Usually in Spring and summer, undertake the required number of survey visits depending on the taxa Submit records in a timely manner Follow lone working procedures on the reserve

The skills you need

Excellent ID skills—this doesn't have to be for everything, just your area of interest. Experience in completing survey forms or following a methodology Map reading skills Awareness of health and safety Organisational skills

Your time

Depends on survey type
Spring and Summer

What's in it for you?

Sherwood Forest is known the world over, and you will be working in the UK's most famous woodland. As a biodiversity volunteer, you will spend most of your time among the trees and therefore have the opportunity to encounter the best nature has to offer. You'll be more likely to catch a glimpse of the rare lesser spotted woodpecker, watch the seasons change and see the forest up close. By being immersed in the nature reserve in this way, you will see all it has to offer.

How to apply


Nadia Archer, Birmingham Office
Tel: 0121 262 6800


Travel expenses can be reimbursed where appropriate. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home.

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