What we're looking for
RSPB volunteers have been contributing their time and dedication to the protection of little terns nesting on Norfolk and Suffolk beaches for several years. This year, we are looking for two self-motivated, organised and sociable people to help coordinate volunteers monitoring and protection activities at each of the two main little tern nesting sites in Norfolk (Winterton) and Suffolk (Kessingland). As part of a friendly and experienced team; you will help to coordinate and administrate a team of volunteers; be the go-to person for any volunteer enquiries, and support the Little Tern Project Officer to smoothly maintain a happy volunteer team on the beach. The little tern is one of Britain's rarest breeding seabirds and has suffered chronic decline over the past 25 years. They nest on sand or shingle coastal beaches near shallow, sheltered feeding areas where they catch small fish, invertebrates and surface insects. Little terns are struggling to find a safe place to nest on our beaches due to increasing recreational activities, climate change, habitat loss and predation, and their numbers are declining along with suitable breeding sites.