Overview

Salary: Voluntary (free accommodation + training package worth approx £2500)

Duration: 12 months (Sep 18 – Aug 19)

Organisation: RSPB

In this role you will gain:

  • Excellent practical experience of reserve management. Habitats include grazing marsh, woodland, scrub, reedbed, shingle and saline lagoons
  • Practical training/ experience as necessary for the role, which will likely include: brushcutter, chainsaw, ATV, off-road driving, tractor and pesticide certificates
  • Emergency first aid at work training
  • Experience of working as part of a reserve team
  • Experience leading volunteer groups
  • A working knowledge of the RSPB and conservation issues
  • Visitor engagement experience including events and production of PR material
  • Free accommodation in stunning surroundings on the reserves
  • Training on CV writing and interview techniques, career coaching, access to RSPB internal vacancies and a reference on successful completion of your placement
  • A dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress and help you with personal development

Main Duties:

  • Carrying out habitat management as set out in the reserve management plans
  • Biological monitoring, especially of avian fauna but also of many other taxa including moths, butterflies, water vole and mammalian predators
  • Estate work to keep the reserves safe and presentable, and tools and equipment in working order
  • People engagement, including visitors and volunteers

See our promotional video for a taster of the work you’d be doing: https://youtu.be/0PkPQhzbY28

Information pack: https://bit.ly/2HBfBja

How to Apply:

  1. Download an application form: https://bit.ly/2MgKBbN
  2. Fill in all fields, providing as much detail as you can about your skills/ experience
  3. Select ‘Practical Conservation’ as your type of internship, and ‘South East’ as your region
  4. Send Applications to [email protected]uk by Sunday 15th July