Wildlife Survey Volunteer
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
A Wildlife Survey Volunteer comes with their own experience of wildlife surveying and supports The Ranger Team to enhance knowledge and create valuable records, influencing current care and future conservation management.
- Undertaking wildlife surveys and monitoring across the Ickworth Estate using BBS/CBS transects.
- Helping to improve the monitoring records for the estate and directly influencing present conservation management and future land management.
- Being happy to share what you are doing with others to share the knowledge to other team members
- Helping visitors feel welcome when they come cross your work, explaining the importance of what you are doing
- Sharing what’s great about Ickworth and helping people understand why we need to take care of special places
- Maintaining good relationships with people who share the land e.g. farm tenants and visitors
- Being part of a team that may need to adapt and change in response to local needs, National Trust priorities or changes to government guidelines
This role will suit you if you are...
- Somebody already with experience is wildlife surveys
- Somebody with a keen eye or ear for wildlife such as birds, bats or butterflies
- Somebody able to identify different species
- A good communicator and work we as a team
- Well organised, methodical and reliable (surveys may need to be conducted regularly, following the same pattern and method)
- Willing to be out and about in all weathers
- Happy to volunteer with others or by your self (we do have lone working procedures)
- Happy to do quite a bit of walking
- If your surveying needs to use a vehicle, happy to share driving license details
- Passionate about the outdoors and nature, and want to make a difference to the countryside and how it is understood
- Keen to explore and learn more
By getting involved you could
- Use and share your current species ID skills and monitoring experience in birds, bats, butterflies, or plants.
- Develop your species and monitoring skills in other areas beyond your initial experience.
- Become part of a friendly and dedicated team and work alongside passionate countryside management professionals
- Share your knowledge and passion with visitors and other team members
- Influence future conservation and land management
- Enjoy spending time in the great outdoors
- Help protect Ickworth so that wildlife can thrive, now and forever
- Learn more about Ickworth, its history, landscape, nature and archaeology
- Join a friendly and varied team and make some new friends
- Volunteer alongside passionate countryside management professionals, learning skills along the way
- Share your passion for the outdoors with visitors and help them understand the importance of looking after it.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.