What we're looking for
Please note this is a non-RSPB role advertised on behalf of the Woodland Trust. The Woodland Trust is the UK's largest woodland conservation charity. Founded in 1972, we were the first to stand up against the spiralling threats to our precious woods and trees, and we remain at the forefront of the fight to protect, create and restore UK woodland. This role is to support the work of the Great Trossachs Forest Project (TGTF), which is run as a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Forest Enterprise, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and Woodland Trust Scotland. This unique landscape-scale project is one of the most significant native woodland projects in the UK for a generation. It is also one of the UK's largest National Nature Reserves. In 200 years, it will stretch over 160 square km at the heart of Scotland's Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Talks and audiences - Talks typically last for 40 minutes with time after for questions. The presentations are delivered using a PowerPoint presentation (which we provide, along with a projector if required), along with accompanying notes. You will present to a variety of different groups, including: gardening groups, wildlife groups, local history societies, archaeological groups, Rotary, WI, Probus, and field societies. We will support you to promote and deliver talks about woods and trees and the work of the Trust. You will share your passion for the environment, woodland, and the work of the Woodland Trust with the wider community by responding to requests, generating opportunities in your own area. We have recently started to offer talks to schools and organisations we partner with, and this is an area we are keen to expand. An interview and two references will be needed for this role. As with all volunteer roles you will need to complete an induction. You will have the opportunity to either do this online or to attend an induction event.