Volunteer Warden Placement - Belfast Window on Wildlife

Wednesday 31 January 2018
Vacancy type:
Belfast Lough

What we're looking for

We require a long term placement to assist our warden at Belfast WOW Reserve in the day to day running of the site, involving habitat management and visitor infrastructure. Work areas will include: Monitoring, breeding bird surveys, tern and gull surveys. Create maps and input data onto Merlin Lead the conservation volunteer team Engage with members of the public and RSPB supporters Carry out a specific study on the possible effects of hooded crow predation on chicks during the breeding season, and produce a science based report on the findings.

The skills you need

You will need: A good basic knowledge and understanding of the natural environment. An eye for detail and an ability to act on own initiative. Good observational skills and a strong desire to learn different species and monitoring techniques Good IT skills A strong personality with good communication skills. Good team player with initiative to develop new projects and work areas. A good understanding of Scientific Method

Your time

5 days a week. 9am to 5.15pm
6 or 12 months
All Year Round

What's in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable work experience, develop new skills and learn how one of Europe's largest conservation charities is run. Through working at our reserve you will also gain a mixture of conservation, leadership and People Engagement skills. You'll also get: The opportunity to work with the wider RSPB NI team through Team Days and internal training courses. Attend external training courses Merlin Training Opportunity to work with and be trained by RSPB Conservation Scientists. A dedicated mentor will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout the Placement Our Placements are designed to offer work experience. However, doing an placement does not, unfortunately, guarantee future employment with the RSPB.

How to apply


Colin Graham, Belfast
Email: Colin.Graham@rspb.org.uk


All the training necessary and background information will be provided and since you'll be giving up your time, it's only fair that we offer to re-imburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles). The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way.

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