Purpose of your role:
If you love being active outdoors and enjoy practical tasks, then we would love to hear from you. As a Grounds Maintenance Volunteer, you will work alongside the Maintenance Manager to look after the Visitor Centre grounds, gardens and pathways. You will be the friendly face representing the Trust, both in our Visitor Centre and out and about on the Brandon Marsh reserve. You will work with the team to create enjoyable and memorable experiences by helping to maintain a clean, safe and well-presented Visitor Centre. Your efforts will contribute towards the delivery of the Trust's strategic plan and support the Centre team in striving towards its goals.
Tasks you will be involved with:
Tasks will vary throughout the year and will often involve the use of hand and power tools. The majority of the tasks can be summarised as:
. Trimming bushes, hedges and grassy areas.
. Weeding flowerbeds.
. Planting flowerbeds.
. General maintenance of buildings, gates, fences, signage and pathways.
. Litter picking
Skills and abilities required:
. We need friendly and approachable people who enjoy being outdoors.
. No prior experience needed, as full training is provided.
. You should bring suitable footwear and waterproof clothing; all tools and safety equipment will be provided.
. Please be aware of the physical nature of practical work and the requirement to work with and alongside mechanical and powered equipment.
. An understanding of the importance of health and safety in the environment described.
. Able to follow instructions.
. Motivated, hardworking and enjoy working as part of a team.
. A keen interest in the work of the trust.
. The confidence and ability to work as part of a team with or without direct supervision if required.
You will be based at:
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre ( With th eopportunity to occasionally work at the Perkridge Centre, Solihull)
Times/days we would like you to be available:
Weekdays ( 9am - 1.30pm)
Benefits to you:
. The opportunity to actively take part and be directly involved in making a real difference and valuable contribution to the environment and wildlife of Solihull and Warwickshire
. Enhancing the experience of people of all ages visiting the Brandon Marsh Nature Centre.
. You will be a valuable member of a professional team.
. Meet new and learn new skills.
. Opportunity to enhance your CV and obtain references for future employers.