New Season Prep Underway!

Monday 30th January Comments: BACK IN ACTON!!

The Isle of May needs you! Are you looking to develop your career in conservation, between years at university or looking for a change of career, well the Isle of May National Nature Reserve may be able to help. We are looking for long-term volunteers who will help with all aspects of this fabulous reserve during the summer months.

We are looking for people who will help with visitor management; meeting and providing information to our daily visitors as well as to help run events and look after the islands infrastructure. As well as this you’ll get involved with species monitoring (especially Arctic Terns, Eiders and Large Gulls) including ringing, monitoring, feeding watches and population counts. On top of all this you’ll get involved with practical maintenance of the reserve including habitat management and basic maintenance tasks and anything else which crops up on the island. Oh and did we mention you’ll be living on the island with the wider team.

The volunteer posts are for the summer (starting date can be discussed but ideally from mid-April) and you’ll need to be at least 18 years old, personable, approachable, enthusiastic, a good communicator, and have excellent spoken English. You’ll need to be able to fit into a small island community and to work in a team or on your own. You’ll have a strong interest in conservation, a good knowledge of Scotland’s natural heritage and lots of enthusiasm for the Isle of May. You’ll be physically fit and have a responsible attitude to health and safety, complying with procedures designed to keep you and others safe.  You’ll be willing to work outdoors in all weathers, keen to learn and adaptable.

If you are interested, the deadline for applications is on Friday 24th February. For more information please e-mail reserve manager for a Volunteer Expression of Interest form and further details.

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