Learning Support Volunteer, Saltholme

Posted:
Monday 13 November 2017
Vacancy type:
Showing people wildlife, Inspiring young people
Location:
Saltholme

What we're looking for

Do you remember seeing your first stickleback? Share in the excitement as a volunteer by assisting us to deliver our learning programme to visiting schools and other groups where typical activities include hands on exploration of meadows, woods and ponds and wildlife watching on the reserve. Our professional Learning Team deliver exciting programmes of outdoor learning activities and our Learning Support Volunteers play an important role - helping to set up and clear away equipment, assisting small groups, being a back marker on walks and fulfilling many other essential background jobs to make group visits run smoothly.

The skills you need

Essential skills/experience needed: * A keen interest in wildlife, conservation and the environment * An enthusiasm for outdoor education and a willingness to learn new skills * A resourceful and flexible approach to be able to cope with a wide variety of ages and abilities of children * Abundant enthusiasm and excellent communication skills. * Ability to communicate effectively with children of differing needs and levels of understanding. * Ability to work as part of a busy team. * Good organisation skills. * Computer literacy - ability to use e-mail, internet, word processing Desirable skills/experience: * Some ecological knowledge of habitat types would be an advantage * Some knowledge of the local history of the area would be an advantage

Your time

Minimum:
Approx one day a week during summer term
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
During school terms, but mainly April to July

What's in it for you?

An induction to the reserve Induction to the RSPB, it's 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

Jennifer Holmes, Saltholme
Tel: 01642 546625
Email: Jennifer.Holmes@rspb.org.uk

Notes

References will be taken up. Appropriate training, tools and equipment will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. 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 7550