Fence Maintenance volunteer - RSPB Dungeness

Our livestock help make Dungeness special for wildlife. We are looking for volunteers to help monitor and maintain our fencing to ensure they are stock proof at all times.

Posted:
Wednesday 25 November 2020
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Dungeness

What we're looking for

RSPB Dungeness nature reserve is a wonderful setting to volunteer, set back from the sea, boasting mile after mile of open shingle, fresh water pits, wet grassland and stunning wildflower meadows. Volunteers are an essential part of our overall workforce who directly contribute to the vital conservation work at Dungeness. Our livestock help to keep Dungeness special for wildlife and keep our grassland in great condition for bumblebees and breeding waders. We need to keep our fields stock-proof at all times, so we are looking for volunteers to assist with the monitoring and repair (as required) of all fencing infrastructure (including gates) and to feed into the prioritisation of large scale repairs/replacement. NB. Volunteers are advised to bring all weather gear and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Lunch and a hot drink are advisable.

The skills you need

Lots of energy and enthusiasm along with a keen eye for detail and a determination to ensure a high-quality job is completed.

Your time

Minimum:
Flexible as jobs arise, min 1 day per fortnight
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

A great opportunity to meet new people, learn some new skills, get some exercise, whist making a real different for nature and the environment. This role will also involve going away from areas that the public get to access so there are opportunities for seeing a whole new side to the reserve. Training will be given on what to look for and any tools or equipment that will be used

How to apply

Contact

Craig Edwards, Dungeness
Tel: 01797 320588
Email: Craig.Edwards@rspb.org.uk

Notes

All training required for the role will be provided. We would reimburse you for any out- of- pocket travel expenses and of course give you ongoing support in your role. 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, Bird Life International.

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