Garnock Connection Volunteer Engagement Assistant

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

  • Contact: Recruitment Team
  • Reference: A1450819

Reference number: A1450819

Location: Renfrewshire

The River Garnock runs through a fascinating landscape, steeped in history and containing a rich industrial heritage. In between the ancient castles, historic mills and old factories, there also lies a wonderful natural world of fresh and salt water habitats, beaufiul woodlands and captivating lowland raised bogs. The Garnock Connections project has been established to reveal and enhance this wealth of industrial and natural heritage, as well as providing an opportunity for local people to connect to their special landscape.

To achieve this, it is vital to have a committed volunteer resource that is able to deliver across the landscape, and effective volunteer engagement will be central to these efforts. As part of this project we are therefore looking to recruit a passionate and commited individual who will work with project partners to improve the scale and effectivness of heritage volunteering within the Garnock connections landscape. We also want someone who is also eager to learn new skills to progess their career in the heritage sector. As a trainee, you will have access to a range of training and development opportunities.

The succesful candidate will engage with heritage organisations, existing volunteers and potential volunteers in the Garnock Connections area to understand the current constraints in relation to volunteering, and identify opportunities for improvement. You will also assist in developing an internet based vounteering hub and deliver volunteer engagement events. We are looking for an individual who has good communication skills with an ability to engage with a range of different audiences. You will also need to be able to work well as part of a team and have the enthusiasm to get involved in a range of different activities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the centre of an ambitious and exciting landscape conservation partnership that has the potential to deliver real and lasting benefits to our wildlife and heritage. If that sounds exciting then this may be the perfect position for you.

This post is a training placement as part of the Garnock Connections Heritage Trainees Project. The post is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£16,504 to £17,880 per annum pro rata

Hours & contract information

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract

Closing date: 1 September 2019
Interview date: 10 September 2019

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A1450819 on your application.

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Application details (Word 31Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Ian McNab
07595655174 (office)

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