What we're looking for
Chesil Beach in Dorset has the only little tern colony in South West England. This small but significant colony suffered serious declines from the late 1990s and in 2009, no birds nested at all. Since then the RSPB, with other local partners, set up a new protection project for them. Thanks to the hard work of staff and volunteers the colony is now recovering, going from strength to strength. We would like to recruit four full-time residential volunteers to work shifts (including night shifts) alongside the local volunteer team and Project Officer to help ensure the terns have a successful season. You will help prevent predation events and human disturbance and raise awareness by talking to people and assisting with events.