Volunteer Warden - Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project

Posted:
Wednesday 14 March 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project

What we're looking for

We would like you to become part of a team involved with the development of a landmark nature conservation project in Essex, creating a varied habitat and visitor facilities on a 700ha nature reserve. Key tasks to be expected in this role include: - Making vital repairs to existing reserve infrastructure. - Assisting / leading volunteer work parties. - Surveying and monitoring the wildlife of Wallasea, including the supervision and management of surveys. - Maintaining wildlife records from the site. - Carrying out vehicle and machinery maintenance. - Conducting site checks and visitor risk assessments. This is a huge opportunity to help us create your legacy to nature, and be a big part of one of the largest wildlife habitat creation projects in Britain!

The skills you need

You will need to... - Have an enthusiasm and an interest in conservation. - Have a basic knowledge of IT. - Be physically fit and willing to undertake practical conservation work in all weathers. - Be confident, friendly and have good communication and listening skills. - Be motivated, with a strong work ethic with the ability to think and work creatively using your own initiative. - Have a full driving license as this site has some challenging terrain and you will be using a 4x4 vehicle on occasion.

Your time

Minimum:
1 day per week (mon-fri) minimum, with occasional weekend work required
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

Aside from working on one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation projects in the country, you'll have the chance to learn new skills, gain practical experience of working on a nature reserve, help to manage different habitats for wildlife and increase your conservation knowledge. You will also gain a working knowledge of the RSPB, including day to day aspects of managing a reserve and wider conservation issues. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity. The role would also offer you the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience needed for a career in conservation should this be something you are looking to pursue.

How to apply

Contact

Simon Carpenter, Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project
Tel: 01702 258357
Email: Simon.Carpenter@rspb.org.uk

Notes

We will provide all the training necessary, including safe use of tools, wildlife ID skills and any further background information you will need for the role. Since you'll be giving up your time, it's only fair that we offer to re-imburse your travel expenses too (up to 25 miles). The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. 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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