Belfast WOW Community Officer - Intern

Friday 29 September 2017
Vacancy type:

What we're looking for

We are looking for someone to help us in the management and promotion of our Belfast Window on Wildlife. You will be an integral part of the team, and will for two days a week be responsible for both the running of the centre, and the promotion of the centre within the local community. You will also be involved in the management of volunteers, planning and running events and educational visits, as well as getting to know the nature on the reserves really well. This role has the flexibility to offer you the chance to pursue your own projects and gain experience in a variety of areas including working with our conservation teams and survey work.

The skills you need

Strong work ethic Confident, friendly and polite manner Ability to use your initiative Ability to think and work creatively Persistence Enthusiasm Good researching skills Computer literate Organised with attention to detail Confident meeting new people and representing the charity Ability to work on own and within a team RSPB runs an inclusive volunteer internship scheme, so whether you have just graduated, finished your A Levels and looking for voluntary experience in your gap year or you are looking for a change of career paths we welcome your application. However, we do ask that you meet the following requirements: You must: be 18 years old or over be available for 3 months or more be IT literate

Your time

2-3 days a week. 9am to 5.15pm
6 Months
September - March, April - September.

What's in it for you?

You'll gain valuable work experience, develop new skills and learn how one of Europe's largest conservation charities is run. You'll also get: • training on CV writing and interview techniques • access to our internal vacancies during your internship • The RSPB will give a reference on successful completion of your internship when requested by any prospective employer. • A dedicated mentor will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout the internship. Our internships are designed to offer work experience. However, doing an internship does not, unfortunately, guarantee future employment with the RSPB. Interns are welcome to apply for our paid vacancies, but for obvious reasons, an intern would need to have proven themselves in their current role before their volunteering experience will assist an application for a paid post. Please note that this is Not a Residential opportunity.

How to apply


Colin Graham, Belfast


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.

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