Volunteer Warden Internship


Otmoor, Oxfordshire

Volunteer • Part Time

www.rspb.org.uk fergus.mosey@rspb.org.uk 01865 351163 Fergus Mosey

Reference: 7422

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 6th December 2019  

If you want a career in conservation then this internship can really help you on your way. It will give you great insight into how nature reserves function and help you to gain and develop the management and practical skills required. You'll gain valuable experience of managing wet grassland, reedbed and hedgerow habitats on an important wetland reserve and gain lots of experience in species identification and carrying out a range of surveys. 

You'll also develop your people skills as you work within a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, supervising and leading volunteers and you will develop leadership, communication and delegation skills. 

What's more, you will gain appropriate practical training and qualifications e.g.g. chainsaw, brushcutter, tractor operation and pesticide use; depending on seasonal needs) and working knowledge of the RSPB, the largest conservation organisation in Europe. We'll give you training and experience of using specialist computer software and opportunities to meet key RSPB staff. We'll also make sure we offer you relevant training opportunities and give you regular appraisals. 

You'll also get: A dedicated mentor who will monitor progress and help with personal development throughout the internship, experience of working as part of the reserve management team, training on CV and application writing and interview techniques, access to our internal vacancies during your internship, a reference on successful completion of your internship. 

Our internships are designed to offer work experience. However, an internship does not, unfortunately, guarantee future employment with the RSPB. Interns are welcome to apply for our paid vacancies, but for obvious reasons, an intern would need to have proven themselves in their current role before their volunteering experience will assist an application for a paid post. 

For further information and an application pack, please contact Fergus Mosey: fergus.mosey@rspb.org.uk, 01865352033  The closing date for applications is 06/12/19, with interviews scheduled for 16/12/19. Please note that there is no accommodation being offered with
this internship as it is a non-residential placement. We will reimburse travel expenses within a 25 mile radius of the reserve.


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