Gardener

Join our friendly and passionate RSPB team at Consall Woods and help us make the difference for nature by creating and maintaining beautiful wildlife friendly gardens.

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

What we're looking for

We are looking for someone with strong enthusiasm and interest in gardening to look after the gardens at Consall Woods. Your valuable support and contribution will help us create and maintain important habitats for wildlife to thrive, as well as a relaxing and inspiring space for our visitors.

The skills you need

No specialist skills are required, however, enthusiasm and an interest in gardening and wildlife are essential. More specifically, you would need: • Some good general knowledge and experience in gardening and horticulture • An ability to carry out some manual work e.g. weeding, digging and general manual handling. • A willingness to work outside in a range of weather conditions. • Able to use initiative. • Approachable and friendly. • A general enthusiasm for nature.

Your time

Minimum:
Flexible - but 1 day per week desirable
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

With your work you'll be making a contribution to the nature reserve and some of the special wildlife that lives here. At the same time, you will be developing plenty of skills and knowledge in wildlife conservation and you will be gaining a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest wildlife conservation charity. You'll be part of our full of energy, enthusiastic and friendly RSPB team of staff and volunteers. You'll get the chance to meet many new people and have a great time, while being part of a movement that works tirelessly to give nature a home. Training and materials will be provided. Travel expenses will also be reimbursed where necessary. An opportunity to get outside in the fresh air, keep fit and learn some new skills.

How to apply

Contact

Paul Bennett, Coombes & Churnet Valleys
Tel: 01538 384017
Email: Paul.Bennett@rspb.org.uk

Notes

We love nature - we're passionate about wildlife and wild places. We believe the environment should be at the top of the agenda whether the subject is building houses, setting up wind farms, fishing our seas, transporting goods or educating our children. We never give up; we get things done; making changes for the better, for wildlife and for people. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB to give nature the home it deserves and it would be great if you could join us.

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