Volunteer Reserve Warden - Exe Estuary

Posted:
Thursday 11 August 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Exe Estuary Reserve

What we're looking for

Exminster Marshes is a fantastic wet grassland nature reserve located next to the Exe estuary and only 20 minutes from Exeter. We require a enthusiastic volunteer warden to help in the areas of habitat management and reserve maintenance, these tasks are vital to the conservation and improvement of this special site. You will assist the team on the reserve with a range of tasks such as fencing and gate repairs, strimming, track maintenance and wildlife surveys.

The skills you need

We are seeking one person who is prepared to commit for 1 day per week. The days are flexible, excluding Thursdays, and there is the chance to increase the days if desired. The ability to work independently and proactively is essential. Must be physically fit and healthy and willing to get stuck in to a range of practical tasks. Full driving licence required. Some DIY, basic outdoor skills or knowledge of machinery would be advantageous, although full training will be given. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new skills is essential.

Your time

Minimum:
1 day per week
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
Year round

What's in it for you?

This is an opportunity to work as part of the reserve team and learn more about the reserve, its birds, invertebrates and flora. To learn new skills, gain experience and be a part of a lively and fun reserve team plus an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity. To be involved with the RSPB's vision for the reserve, which is to maximise the biodiversity of the marshes and provide visitors with a great wildlife experience.

How to apply

Contact

Tom Pace, Exe Estuary Reserve
Tel: 01392 833111
Email: Tom.Pace@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training and support will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

Reference number 7970