The North West Norfolk team manages two internationally important nature reserves (Titchwell and Snettisham). Your help and time will play an essential part in delivering the work programmes and implementing the reserve management plans so that the reserves are managed to their full potential.
What’s In It For You
You will be a part of the conservation team, so you will play an active role in the practical management and running of these busy nature reserves
The daily work can range from habitat management (across a wide array of habitat types) such as scrub removal & woodland coppicing, estate maintenance and assisting with monthly WeBS counts and winter roost counts. There may be an opportunity to assist with the winter events programme.
During your time on the reserve you will be given experience/training as appropriate, for example in use of power tools/machinery and survey methods. You will also gain an insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity and the role the RSPB plays internationally as the UK partner of the global federation of conservation organizations, Birdlife International.
You need to be at least 18 years old and able to stay for 2-6 months – though the longer the period the wider range of experiences you will have due to the nature of the work. Start dates can be flexible, earliest start September.
An enthusiastic approach to work, interest in conservation, and an ability to work as part of a team. The tasks may be strenuous and you must be prepared to be outside in all weathers.
Excellent people skills; friendly, relaxed and able to engage with visitors would also be beneficial. There may be a requirement to work the occasional weekend day, though the normal working pattern will be Monday to Friday.
Appropriate training and accommodation (including bills and broadband) is provided and pre-agreed expenses reimbursed where necessary.
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