Black Devon Wetlands Work Party

Wednesday 13 July 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Skinflats, c/o Central Scotland Reserves

What we're looking for

The RSPB needs your help to make RSPB Black Devon Wetlands an amazing place for the public to engage with wildlife and nature. One of our newest nature reserves, RSPB Black Devon Wetlands is perfectly located next to the town of Alloa, our extensive plans for the reserve mean we will be working hard to deliver a high quality visitor experience, giving people great opportunities to view the wildlife on their doorstep without disturbing it. Visitors will be able to experience fun and adventure in a safe and enriching environment, watching wildlife such as otters using the water courses, wading birds roosting right next to viewing screens and large flocks of passerines feeding amongst the vegetation they will want to visit time and time again. The catch? We need your help to do all of this and more!

The skills you need

No particular skills or talents are required for this role as training can be given where required but enthusiasm and a passion for wildlife is a must. Any skills in outdoor working, trade work or DIY/tool use will come in useful. Any familiarity with our key species or groups of species will also come in useful. You will be carrying out practical work in all weather conditions so will need to be prepared for that, a reasonable level of fitness and an up to date tetanus would also be good.

Your time

1 day per month
All year round

What's in it for you?

The chance to work in some excellent RSPB reserves in the SWS region, experience wildlife spectacles sometimes missed by visitors to the reserves and to help improve these sites for local communities and wildlife. In the course of this work you will have the opportunity to learn new practical skills and learn about the important species and habitats the RSPB is working hard to conserve. In addition to all of this you will of course get the chance to work with some fantastic people and maybe meet some new friends, all the while knowing you are contributing to nature conservation and really making a difference to your local area.

How to apply


Allison Leonard, Skinflats, c/o Central Scotland Reserves
Tel: 01324 832853


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed 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. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. 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. The RSPB Black Devon Wetlands project is funded by the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative. The Inner Forth Landscape Initiative is a Landscape Partnership Scheme supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and SNH, Central Scotland Green Network, RSPB Scotland, Falkirk Council, Clackmannanshire Council and Stirling Council.

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