What we're looking for
Your role will be to support the Community Engagement Officer in the delivery of a Green Recovery Challenge Fund community engagement program across the RSPB and Kent Wildlife Trusts managed areas of Blean Woods in East Kent, near Canterbury. You will focus on assisting with wildlife education events and nature-based wellbeing sessions as well as leading practical volunteer work parties. Alongside this you will get experience in woodland, heathland, bog and wet grassland habitats by helping the warden team with habitat management, reserve maintenance and wildlife surveys. Regular duties will include: Contributing to the practical delivery of guided walks, wildlife workshops and other engagement events Preparing for and leading regular volunteer work parties in achieving the habitat restoration targets of the project Assisting with the digital promotion of events, volunteering opportunities and project updates Maintaining project equipment and events infrastructure Working with project partners such as Kent Wildlife Trust and local councils to deliver project outcomes Assisting with the warden team with woodland habitat creation, lowland heathland management and wet grassland hydrology Making repairs to our site infrastructure such as benches, gates and fences Removing invasive species Taking part in species surveys and ecological monitoring Livestock checks and handling Inductions/relevant training for each task will be given beforehand and ongoing support provided by the community engagement officer and the wider project team. NB. There is no accommodation provided for this role so you will need to live within reasonable travelling distance.