Visitor Experience Volunteer Mentor

Wednesday 31 March 2021
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
Loch Leven

What we're looking for

With over 80,000 visitors a year, Loch Leven is a very busy site. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as providing an outstanding home for wildlife. There's so much to discover at Loch Leven including red squirrels, osprey, and a breeding population of lapwing. We are looking for enthusiastic, out going individuals with proven experience of delivering high standards of visitor facing customer care, to mentor, train and develop our visitor experience volunteers. The role holder will have excellent people skills with an infectious ability to enthuse and inspire our visitor experience volunteers to deliver their volunteering roles to the best standard. The role involves encouraging visitor experience volunteers to learn new skills, improve their wildlife identification abilities and their knowledge of conservation and the RSPB.

The skills you need

• Proven experience in a visitor facing role • Ability to deliver high quality training/mentoring • A desire to support others in the development of new skills • An infectious enthusiasm for nature • Excellent communication skills • The ability to listen and respond appropriately • Good knowledge of the RSPB, wildlife and the importance of its conservation • An awareness of health and safety

Your time

1 day per week
All year round

What's in it for you?

• The opportunity to train and develop an enthusiastic team • The chance to pass on your passion for nature to inspire others • An induction to the reserve, the RSPB, its vision and ways of working • An opportunity to be part of the country's largest nature conservation charity • The opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team • An opportunity to take pride in your local nature reserve • Regular line management support • Opportunities to use and develop skills and personal initiative • Flexible volunteering – hours and days • Training in the safe use of all relevant equipment • Relevant H&S training • An RSPB uniform and name badge • References if appropriate This is a wonderful opportunity to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity.

How to apply


Rachel Gooday, Loch Leven
Tel: 01577 862355


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed 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 9349