How to apply
For further information or to discuss the role please contact the Wealden Office on 01892 752430. For an application pack e-mail [email protected]. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 18th June and the interview date is scheduled for Monday 2nd of July with the placement commencing in August. Please send your completed application to: Matt Twydell, RSPB Wealden Office, Sham Farm Business Units, Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells. TN3 9JA. Or via e-mail to [email protected]
Why we want you
Your role will be to support our practical conservation staff on the Weald Reserves in East Sussex and Kent, based near Tunbridge Wells. You will focus on habitat management, reserve maintenance, wildlife surveys and public engagement events. You will be helping the RSPB to restore vital lowland heathland at Broadwater Warren and to manage ancient woodland and wild flower meadows at Tudeley Woods and Fore Wood.
Regular duties will include:
What’s in it for you?
Becoming a volunteer intern with the RSPB could be the first step to a pursuing a great career in conservation. You will develop:
You'll also get:
Quotes from previous interns:
'An amazing 6 months... opportunity to really be part of the team managing the habitats.'
'I have greatly improved my knowledge and practical skills in habitat management.'
'The experience I gained was invaluable.'
Doing a volunteer internship will not guarantee you a job with the RSPB. Our volunteer internships are designed to offer work experience. However, volunteer interns can apply to our paid vacancies, including those only advertised internally. For obvious reasons a volunteer intern would need to have proven themselves in their current role, before expecting their volunteering experience to assist in an application to a paid post.
The skills you need
RSPB runs an inclusive volunteer internship scheme, so whether you have just graduated, finished your A Levels and looking for voluntary experience in your gap year or you are looking for a change of career paths we welcome your application. However, we do ask that you meet the following requirements:
Minimum commitment: 3 days a week
Duration: 6 months (minimum)
Period: August 2017 - February 2018
Please note that NO accommodation is offered with this internship as it is a non-residential placement. All the training necessary and background information will be provided and since you'll be giving up your time, it's only fair that we offer to re-imburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles).
The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way.