Wildlife Explorer Group Assistant Leader

At the RSPB we are passionate about young people and about nature. Our youth groups have the potential to play a really important role in local communities, offering young people regular opportunities to get to know the wild places close to them and to be supported by enthusiastic adult volunteers. Our youth groups are fun and sociable, keeping young people engaged and interested whilst enabling them to discover and learn new things that will ultimately empower them to help save nature.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to be an inspiring assistant leader, working as part of the group leadership team lead by the main group leader and alongside a team of assistant and junior leaders to run activities that encourage young people to explore and develop a passion for nature.

What will you be doing:

  • Helping to design, plan and deliver a programme of monthly outdoor activities and meetings that give young people opportunities to connect with and take and for nature through site visits, practical conservation tasks and outdoor learning.
  • Alongside the group leadership team take on responsibilities for planning and delivering the meeting successfully such as promoting the group, undertaking risk assessments, maintaining first aid and safeguarding standards, keeping records or group finances or communicating with young members or parents
  • Sharing feedback and ideas with the group leadership team to evaluate the success of group meetings and help implement improvements as required

Leaders usually spend four to six hours per month for meetings and preparation depending on how the responsibilities are shared within the group leaders and what activities are planned. We expect you to be able to make at least six meetings a year.

The skills you’ll need:

  • The ability to communicate well with young people and their families
  • You need to enjoy working with young people and have a passion for nature. You don’t need to be an expert as you will learn a lot as you go along.
  • Ideas, commitment and passion to help create and run engaging sessions
  • A willingness to learn and to undertake training as needed for the role
  • Ability to be an excellent representative of the RSPB within the local community
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Basic computer skills such as email and Microsoft Office

How to Apply

If interested in this role and would like to find out more, please contact Ronnie Bartlett at Ronnie.Bartlett@RSPB.org.uk

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Key Information






Part Time


Entry Level


Education, Environment, Nature & Wildlife


Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.

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