Fishing Pools Bailiff

Friday 4 October 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Coombes & Churnet Valleys

What we're looking for

We have created a new volunteer role to help us manage the fishing ponds at Consall Woods. We are looking for a bailiff to ensure that Heron Pool and Lawn Pool at Consall Woods nature reserve are of a suitable environmental standard to be used for recreation, including fishing for sport. You will: • keep an eye on the health of the stock, • issue day tickets to anglers and take payments, • monitor water quality, • check fishing permits, • enforce the policy that protects water environments and wildlife, • you may also be asked to carry out maintenance of the fishing pegs and clear vegetation in and around the pools.

The skills you need

• An interest in fish and other water wildlife. Some knowledge of freshwater biology is an advantage. • Communication skills to deal with people such as landowners, farmers and customers who are fishing. • To be firm but polite when enforcing laws to protect the environment and prevent illegal fishing; you might have to deal with poachers. • Physical fitness and willingness to work outside in all types of weather. • An interest in conservation issues would be useful but not essential. • You must be able to work as part of the team and potentially on your own initiative.

Your time

Flexible, one day every other week preferred
All year round

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to be part of a fantastic and supportive team of RSPB staff and volunteers, you will contribute to the effectiveness of RSPB work, meet new people and gain new skills. We rely heavily on a team of passionate volunteers who have helped us manage our work in the Churnet Valley area for over 50 years some of our volunteers have been with us for a long time and are a dedicated and friendly team. Training will be available when appropriate. We want you to feel supported and confident in your role, so we will work with you to ensure you are well equipped to undertake the work. If you are looking for a career within the conservation, recreation or angling sector, then this is an incredible opportunity to get your 'foot through the door'. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe. We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work on this magical woodland reserve.

How to apply


Mel Dyer, Coombes & Churnet Valleys
Tel: 01538 384017


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary.

Reference number 9116