Wildlife Information and Education Assistant

Posted:
Saturday 14 July 2018
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people, Helping visitors at our reserves
Location:
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

What we're looking for

Our visitor centre's Wildlife Viewing room needs an enthusiastic and passionate team to welcome visitors and speak to them about the incredible wildlife within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Promoting the RSPB and the Forestry Commission's conservation work is an important part of the role. There is a busy summer program of wildlife themed events and your support will help deliver a high standard visitor experience as well as enthusing participants about our incredible wildlife. RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the Society and underpins every single thing we do. It helps us fund nature conservation work here and across the UK - not only the ongoing land management of our reserves but also by creating and enhancing magnificent wild spaces for nature and people to enjoy. It is therefore important that you can inspire people about the work we do and warm them up to the idea of membership.

The skills you need

You will need to enjoy talking to visitors about wildlife and be happy striking up conversations with the public. An interest and passion for wildlife will help you engage and inspire people. You don't need to be a bird expert as training is always given - it's much more important that you are good with people.

Your time

Minimum:
2 days a month
Duration:
ongoing
Period:
all year round

What's in it for you?

The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! This is a great opportunity to gain experience as an RSPB volunteer. You will learn about natural history and work in an environment rich with wildlife. You will get to work in a small and friendly team. There will be opportunities to create your own activities to deliver at the visitor centre. You will be supported by the Wildlife Information and Education Officer as well as the wilder team. We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work, focusing on any areas within the role you are particularly interested in.

How to apply

Contact

Ami Kirkbright, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
Tel: 01877 382258
Email: Ami.Kirkbright@RSPB.ORG.UK

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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