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OSPREY PROJECT OFFICER - Rutland Water Nature Reserve

We are seeking a seasonal Osprey Project Officer for 2019 to work for the Rutland Osprey Project.

After 150 years of extinction in England, ospreys were successfully reintroduced to Rutland Water nature reserve in the 1990s. Today, this local osprey population continues to grow and is helping spread ospreys throughout the UK.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to this internationally renowned conservation project, co-ordinating the day-to-day running of the project based at the Lyndon Visitor Centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

If you are a real people person who can passionately enthuse the public about wildlife and conservation, with a flair for writing and communications, this could be the role for you.

Great organisational skills are required, together with good IT skills. Experience in media and communications work is highly desirable. You must enjoy a busy working environment and possess great drive and initiative. You will have a proven interest in the natural world and a passion for osprey conservation.

This seasonal post is the ideal opportunity for an early-career conservationist, or someone seeking a career change.

A full driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential.  

Further details available here: Application Pack

Deadline for applications is 9am Monday 21st January 2019.

Interviews will be held at Rutland Water Nature Reserve during week commencing 28th January 2019

Candidates wishing to have an informal chat about the post with Rebecca Pitman, Senior Reserve Officer (Projects) at  Rutland Water Nature Reserve, can arrange this by emailing rebeccapitman@rutlandwater.org.uk

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VISITOR CENTRE COORDINATOR - Rutland Water Nature Reserve

We are seeking a seasonal Visitor Centre Coordinator for 2019 to oversee operations at our Lyndon Visitor Centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

This post will be part of the Rutland Osprey Project team, coordinating operational activities at our Lyndon Visitor Centre and assisting with the running of the Rutland Osprey Project, to ensure the delivery of an exceptional visitor experience.

We are looking for someone with experience in the commercial environment who has spent time on the shop floor, ideally with experience of visitor centre management. You will be highly organised, have a good head for figures, with comprehensive IT skills and pay meticulous attention to customer care. You must enjoy a busy working environment and possess great drive and initiative.

This role will also support the Rutland Osprey Project, through giving talks and leading events, therefore you will be an excellent communicator, with some experience of communications work and providing face-to-face interpretation to the public.

This seasonal post is the ideal opportunity for someone seeking a career change or an early-career starter.

A full driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential.

Further details available here: Application Pack

To apply, please submit a CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages, explaining why you are the right candidate for this post to rebeccapitman@rutlandwater.org.uk

Deadline for applications is 9am Monday 21st January 2019.

Interviews will be held at Rutland Water Nature Reserve during week commencing 28th January 2019. 

Candidates wishing to have an informal chat about the post with Rebecca Pitman, Senior Reserve Officer (Projects) at  Rutland Water Nature Reserve, can arrange this by emailing rebeccapitman@rutlandwater.org.uk

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MEMBERSHIP RECRUITER

A great way to support your local Wildlife Trust whilst supplementing your income!

We are looking for friendly, independent and self-motivated people of all ages to work with us and encourage members of the public to join the Wildlife Trust.

Our Membership Recruiters work independently at venues (pre-booked by our in-house team) such as local shops, garden centres and county shows/events.

If you have an outgoing personality and an interest in nature and your local environment then we would love to hear from you. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your experience to a position where you can contribute directly to cause that you are passionate about.

  • Hours: 18 - 30 hours per week including weekend working.

  • Salary: Competitive salary offered, up to £13 p/hr being earned on average after commission. Our targets can easily be hit and top performers are making well in excess of £20 per hour.

  • Benefits: Full training provided, performance based commission, travel contributions, holiday entitlement, pension scheme and referral bonuses.

Successful applicant requirements:

  • We are looking for outgoing people with a passion or interest in wildlife and nature who are able to talk to anyone and everyone in a positive and friendly manner.

  • If you are looking for a rewarding non-office based role in order to supplement your income/pension this could be the perfect role for you.

  • If you have experience of fundraising, sales or customer facing roles this would be desirable, although it is not essential as we provide full training. We employ fundraisers with very different backgrounds, work experiences and ages.

  • Your own car and valid driving license is essential.

Please contact us for more information;

hr@wildlifefundraising.org

Tel: 0333 3207 273

www.wildlifefundraising.org

Deadline 31st January 2019.

Wildlife Trust fundraiser at a local shopping centre - Feb 2017