Wildlife Watch Leader

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Description

Do you love being outdoors? Are you passionate about nature? Could you help us inspire the next generation about the wonders of wildlife? Then this could be the role for you!

Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and the UK’s leading environmental action club for kids. There are hundreds of local Watch groups where young people get stuck into environmental activities. Here at Scottish Wildlife Trust's Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth we are recruiting new Wildlife Watch Leaders for our junior club for ages 8-13.

As well as assisting with the running of sessions, volunteer leaders will also have the opportunity to get involved in planning and preparing for sessions - a great chance to share your experience and creativity!

Organisation aims and objectives

In the middle of industrial Grangemouth, Jupiter is a fantastic example of how wasteland can be transformed into an urban green space that provides a rich habitat and haven for wildlife. The centre is open all year and there are lots of ideas for improving gardens for wildlife.

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Ideally we are looking for candidates who can commit to helping out once a month for 2 hours, for at least one year. 10:30am-12:30pm on the first Saturday of each month.

Restrictions

The completion of an application to the PVG scheme is essential for this role.
Experience required: Ideal candidates will be creative, with an interest in wildlife, and enthusiastic about helping children/young people to have fun discovering the natural world. Enjoying the outdoors is a must as much of this role will involve spending time outside. Useful but not essential skills include experience of working with children/young people and experience or knowledge of conservation and wildlife. Holding a first aid qualification would also be a bonus but is not essential.
Travel details: Will take place at the Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable travel expenses can be covered. Mileage 35p per mile. Paid monthly by BACS.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Volunteers will be offered an induction, training and support from staff at the beginning of their role, as well as continued support throughout their time with us.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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