The RSPB manages a big network of nature reserves which are havens for wildlife, and importantly very special places for people of all ages and abilities to visit and experience a nature rich landscape.
As a wetland oasis in an urban area, RSPB Rye Meads attracts a variety of visitors, from experienced birdwatchers to first-timers, families and young explorers! We are looking for passionate wildlife enthusiasts who are keen to share their knowledge with others through our ‘Guide in a Hide’ role. Ideally this role is carried out at weekends and school holidays where we are at our busiest.
Whether at the diverse Draper scrape, or the popular flagship Kingfisher Viewing Hub, you will be an ambassador for the RSPB, engaging with a diverse audience and facilitating an enjoyable experience for all visitors. Duties will vary depending on the audience, where you are based, and the season but can include:
A ‘Kingfisher Information Pack’ will be provided for the role at the Kingfisher Hub, and appropriate training will be provided to support your existing skills, but you do need to be a ‘people person’ with confidence and good communication skills.
This is a really rewarding and enjoyable role. You will be working with a friendly team on a beautiful nature reserve, you will have the opportunity to make new friends and spend time outdoors. You will get to meet loads of new people in this role, enjoying conversation and helping people have a wonderful visit.
There is always the opportunity to learn new things and gain skills through volunteering, by working on a reserve, you'll naturally learn all about how nature reserves are managed and the wildlife that is found there. This role can be combined with other volunteering opportunities at Rye Meads, for example our roving volunteers and weekday site management roles.
We are committed to making our organisation diverse and inclusive, and as such are keen to encourage applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as well as those with disabilities.
For more information about this role please contact [email protected], or apply here: