Childrens Trails Developer

This role is vital to ensuring our children's trails are planned and run effectively, so that everyone taking part can enjoy them and make connections with nature and Robin Hood

Thursday 14 February 2019
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people, Helping visitors at our reserves

What we're looking for

We are looking for a volunteer to take the lead on producing our Easter, Christmas and Halloween self-led children's trails, plus any others which may be added. This will be your opportunity to showcase your creativity and organisation skills, then sit back and watch visiting families having a great time as they follow the family friendly trails you have created, finding the clues to get a reward at the end. Your trails will enhance visitors experiences of the nature reserve, and help engage families with nature.

The skills you need

You need to be computer literate with a good understanding of the Office packages including Publisher, and comfortable in an office environment. You need to be able to manage your time effectively and meet deadlines to ensure each trail is finished and ready to go by the dates specified. You need an excellent understanding of the English language and spelling and grammar. You will need to be able to walk the route to put up signage or make checks.

Your time

Flexible providing trails are complete in time
All year around

What's in it for you?

You will be working on one of the most enchanting nature reserves in the UK, with a rare and extraordinary natural heritage that is matched only by the amazing cultural heritage. Home to the legend of Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, and you will help keep that legend alive in your trail writing. You will work as part of a large team of staff and volunteers who do everything from lead guided walks and preparing food in the cafe, to planning events and doing tree surveys. There are plenty of experienced staff and volunteers to learn from in our brand new visitor centre, and to help you build your role. You will have a dedicated line manager who will support you every step of the way. You will get a site induction, and all training necessary to fulfil your role. You will have a Sherwood name badge to identify you as one of the team. You will be given an RSPB log in and access to IT equipment if required. You will have the opportunity to learn about the forest and the legend of Robin Hood - we're not looking for an expert from day one.

How to apply


Kathryn Hearn, Sherwood
Tel: 01623 824643
Email: sherwoodforest@RSPB.ORG.UK


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The majority of your time will be office or home office based, with some need for walking outdoors as required to lay out trails. 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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