Help to improve the Park for both people and nature.

This is a skilled role undertaking scientific surveys of various mammals, insects and birds. We are currently recruiting volunteers who have experience of animal identification or scientific surveying.

Bumblebee Surveyors:

We are looking for volunteers, ideally who have some knowledge of bumblebee identification, to carry out our transect surveys around Ferry Meadows. These surveys help us to monitor the status of pollinators around the park, as well as feed in to the habitat management works carried out by the ranger team. Transects are approximately 2.5km, and require walking weekly from March to the end of September.

Wild Flower Surveyors:

We are looking for volunteers, ideally who have some knowledge of wild flower identification, to carry out some surveys in our meadow areas around Ferry Meadows. These surveys help us to monitor the status of the meadow areas, and feed in to the habitat management works carried out by the ranger team. Survey areas are spread around Ferry Meadows, and require surveying fortnightly as a minimum from March to the end of September.

 


Responsibilities

  • To undertake Scientific Surveys of various mammals, insects and birds
  • To maintain the validity of the survey by staying on the planned routes and to the agreed surveying methods

You will need to show

  • Willingness to follow instructions
  • Ability to work well as part of a group and on your own
  • Compliance with health and safety procedures
  • Punctuality
  • Lots of enthusiasm
  • An eye for detail

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to gain new skills, experience and knowledge, especially animal identification and scientific surveying
  • Enhance your CV
  • Satisfaction of helping to provide important information that will help us to manage the Park
  • Chance to meet new people and make new friends

We will provide

  • Any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required
  • Safety information and equipment as required
  • On the job training
  • Support and mentoring from Park staff
  • Opportunities to gain new skills and experience

You will need to wear

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Appropriate clothing

Who would the role suit?

  • Anyone who has an interest in wildlife and experience of animal identification or scientific surveying.

Availability – Minimum once a month

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