Based at Forsinard
October March
5 days a week for 5 months

We are looking for a new residential volunteer to help us engage with a wide range of people and raise awareness of the global importance of the peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland known as The Flow Country. As part of the Flows to the Future Team you will work closely with our project partners and primarily with our Learning Development and Communities Officers to build upon our existing work and increase our reach across this large area and beyond. This includes supporting the development and delivery of learning sessions for primary and secondary schools, organising and supporting a programme of community events across the Flow Country, contributing to our marketing and communications work and exploring the opportunities to promote our new film, 3D landscape model and computer game to a wider audience.


We are looking for someone who can be a good ambassador for the project, who has good communication skills (both written and verbal) and experience of communicating with people of different ages and from different backgrounds. Some knowledge and a keen interest in conservation, an enthusiastic and friendly attitude and the ability to be a team player are essential.


As the role will require you to work across Caithness and Sutherland a full, clean driving licence is desirable as well as the ability to work independently at times. You will need to be aged over 18.


Experience of group leadership and public speaking are desirable but training in this can be provided. Training will also be given in environmental education and engagement methods, event management, social media and digital skills, species identification and habitat management.


You will develop a wide range of knowledge and skills which will be of particular benefit to anyone pursuing a career in education, youth work, community work or marketing and communications within the environment and conservation sectors. It would also be advantageous to other conservation careers such as habitat management or wildlife surveying.

Please see https://www.environmentjob.co.uk/adv...ment-volunteer for the full role or contact Jane Shah for more information on 01767 693409 or jane.shah@rspb.org.uk