Phoenix Group Assistant Leader - Edinburgh

Thursday 13 May 2021
Vacancy type:
Inspiring young people, Community groups
At home

What we're looking for

Young people are tomorrow's conservationists and helping them to discover the wonders of nature and to develop a passion for wildlife is a key area of our work. We want you to help run challenging and educational environmental activities for young people aged between 13 and 18 years of age which will encourage them to learn more about the natural world and help them to develop a concern for the environment.

The skills you need

You need to enjoy working with teenagers, but you don't have to be an expert on birds, plants or any other sort of wildlife. All that's required is energy and enthusiasm. You will also need to attend a weekend training course during your first year. Our RSPB Phoenix group meets monthly with a programme of indoor and outdoor events. With preparation time, you will need 8-10 hours a month.

Your time

Ten to twelve meetings a year
All year round

What's in it for you?

Enthusing and inspiring young people about birds, the environment and conservation is one of the most worthwhile and rewarding things you will ever do. It's a challenge but lots of fun. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! We can help you gain new skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply


Laura Copley, At home


In line with our Safeguarding policy, all applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales), Access NI in Northern Ireland, or a PVG Scheme registration check from Volunteer Scotland in Scotland. Contact the Disclosure and Barring Service on 0870 9090811 for more information. Contact Volunteer Scotland on 01786 849777 for more information. Contact Access NI on 0300 200 7888 for more information. References will also be taken up. All training necessary and background information will be provided and since you are giving up your time, it is only fair we offer to re-imburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles max). The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. By volunteering your time and talents you can help us increase our impact and help us save more nature.

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