Visitor Survey volunteer - Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve

Posted:
Tuesday 19 July 2016
Vacancy type:
Helping visitors at our reserves
Location:
Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay

What we're looking for

With over 130,000 visitors a year, Leighton Moss is a very busy site. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as giving an outstanding home to nature. We are looking for someone to ask our visitors about their experience of the RSPB and how much they have enjoyed their visit – or not. The information helps us monitor where visitors come from, why they visit, what they think of the facilities and is also used to support grant funding. We gather this information from the completion of a standard questionnaire provided by our head office. We would require you to approach visitors in a friendly and persuasive manner, asking them to complete and return the form. These are then collated and dispatched for processing. RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the Society and underpins every single thing we do. It helps us fund nature conservation work here and across the UK - not only the ongoing land management of our reserves but also by creating and enhancing magnificent wild spaces for nature and people to enjoy. It is therefore important that you can inspire people about the work we do and warm them up to the idea of membership.

The skills you need

• The confidence to initiate conversations with the public • An infectious enthusiasm for nature and its conservation • A warm and friendly personality • The ability to listen and respond appropriately • The ability to inspire visitors to give nature a home where they live • Able to communicate with visitors from all walks of life with differing knowledge and interest You must be willing to encourage people to become members of the RSPB • An awareness of Health and Safety

Your time

Minimum:
2-3 hours per week
Duration:
ongoing
Period:
all year round

What's in it for you?

• You may be looking for a way of giving something back, or you may have customer service skills which you want to put to good use for a great cause. • The chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse others • 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 • An opportunity to take pride in your local nature reserve • Regular line management support • Opportunities to use and develop skills and personal initiative • Flexible volunteering – hours and days • Training [in the safe use of all relevant equipment] • An RSPB uniform and name badge • References if appropriate • Relevant H&S training

How to apply

Contact

Jonathan Carter, Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay
Tel: 01524 701601
Email: Jon.Carter@rspb.org.uk

Notes

All background information, uniform and training will be provided. Travel expenses can be reimbursed (up to a 25 mile radius). 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.

Reference number 8024