Lead Volunteer

In line with the sustainability element of the Heritage Lottery funded Natural Discovery Volunteer project, we are looking for additional ‘Lead Volunteers’ to manage our off-site volunteer days. The two key locations are Fludes Lane in Oadby and Pochin’s Bridge in South Wigston, Leicestershire.

A Lead Volunteer is someone who is dedicated, organised and passionate about working with volunteers to maintain and improve their local green spaces.  Training and Personal Protective Equipment will be provided, but a genuine interest in working outdoors is a must.

This is a voluntary role with an expected commitment of 2-4 days/month.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carrying out practical conservation work
  • Giving tool safety talks to volunteers
  • Leading tasks and managing volunteers
  • Driving the volunteer vehicle to off-site locations
  • Organising tools and refreshments
  • Liaising with Brocks Hill and the Park Warden

Lead Volunteer Benefits include:

  • Access to free practical training courses
  • First Aid training
  • Safeguarding, Health & Safety/Vulnerable Adult training
  • Gaining practical conservation skills, teamwork and leadership skills
  • General work experience

About the project

In 2015, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This grant, together with the financial contributions from the local Friends group, the Edith Murphy Foundation and the Council enabled the creation of the Natural Discovery Volunteer Development Programme.

This programme aims to improve the Borough’s natural open spaces for local people and improve lives by offering them the chance to get involved, learn new skills and improve their mental and physical wellbeing.  There are activities to suit many interests and abilities such as: wildlife surveys, gardening, fixing fences, litter picking and footpath maintenance as well as habitat management, including scrub cutting, hedgelaying, coppicing and small tree felling.

For further details please see the attached Job description, Person specification and Application form.

How to Apply

If you’d like to be considered as a Lead Volunteer please complete the application form or for more information contact Jennifer Lucas, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council:

jennifer.lucas@oadby-wigston.gov.uk  0116 2572863 or Clive Forty, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV): c.forty@tcv.org.uk  0116 2710178.

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when applying for this job!


Pdf Lead Volunteer Person Spec   Pdf Lead Volunteer Job Description   Docx Lead Volunteer Application Form  

Key Information


Oadby and Wigston Borough Council




Part Time


Entry Level


Biodiversity, Communication, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Sustainability


Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

29th December 2017 at 5:00pm

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