Reserve Caretaker

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to ensure our visitors have a great experience. We need help with the smooth running of our reserve, with opening, closing and cleaning facilities.

Tuesday 20 October 2020
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Ribble Reserves

What we're looking for

At RSPB Marshside, part of the amazing Ribble Estuary NNR, a top site for wetland bird species, we aim to deliver first class customer care for our visitors, as well as providing an outstanding home for wildlife. The reserve's car park and Visitor Centre are open 365 days, welcoming around 40,000 visitors each year. We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to support our work with a range of practical tasks such as opening/locking the car park, Visitor Centre and hide, refilling hand sanitisers and checking Covid19 secure facilities and signage, cleaning and caring for the reserve's infrastructure (Portaloo, windows, viewing screens and signage), tidying outdoor visitor areas, e.g.g litter picking), updating noticeboards, and reporting any significant issues promptly to staff.

The skills you need

•An ability to work independently, to follow instructions but also to use your initiative •Good attention to detail (house-proud) and happy to take on routine tasks •An awareness of Health and Safety •A good level of physical fitness •Approachable and friendly

Your time

Flexible - but 2 hours per week minimum desirable
All year round

What's in it for you?

An excellent opportunity to ensure our visitors have a great experience – you'll really be making a difference to the smooth running of the reserve. •You can become part of the local RSPB team and gain an understanding of it's vision and ways of working •The opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team •Job satisfaction knowing that your endeavours are an essential contribution to our work •The support and encouragement of your local RSPB staff •Regular volunteer events/meetings •Relevant health and safety training •An RSPB uniform and name badge •References if appropriate •Discounts on RSPB sales and free entry to RSPB reserves •Access to RSPB Intranet and Support systems

How to apply


Alex Pigott, Ribble Reserves
Tel: 01704 211690


Appropriate training, tools and personal protective equipment will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed 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.

Reference number 9249