Volunteer Looe Island Warden

Location: Looe Island Nature Reserve, Looe Island, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2AB
This exciting opportunity is for a couple or two good friends to reside in the island’s bell tent and assist the wardens with day to day management of the reserve and its visitors.

Position details

Duration

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Commitment

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Contact details

For more information, please see the detailed description of the role.

To apply, please e-mail a joint covering letter and both of your CVs to looeisland@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk.

References will be required if you are called for the second interview.

Seasonal volunteer opportunity (17th May to mid-September 2021)

Full Time, based on Looe Island (residential post)

Cornwall Wildlife Trust protects Cornwall's wildlife and wild places on land and in our seas. We are passionate about conservation and have helped people enjoy nature for over 50 years.

Please make sure you read the attached PDF for full details.

The Role

Looe Island is one of our key nature reserves. It is carefully managed by residential wardens who permanently live on the island. During the summer months members of the public can visit the island on organised boat trips. This exciting opportunity is for a couple or two good friends to reside in the island’s bell tent and assist the wardens with day to day management of the reserve and its visitors.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Helping the wardens manage boat trips and the island’s visitors
  • Provide cover for the wardens during their annual leave/days off
  • Help to look after the small flock of sheep, chickens and vegetable gardens
  • Record/monitor wildlife and any disturbance
  • Help the wardens to patrol the island and engage with people who land without permission to improve their awareness of the nature reserve
  • Help with maintenance of the island’s infrastructure and resources.

About You

Our ideal candidates are a couple or two friends who:

  • Have an interest in wildlife and desire to help protect wild places.
  • Have enthusiasm to communicate about nature and environmental messages with members of the public
  • Are confident at speaking to the public and managing small groups of people
  • Have some practical skills (including, after training, one person to be able to use a compact tractor)
  • Are able to carry out some physically demanding tasks
  • Be able to live together in the Island’s Bell Tent and work closely together for the whole period
  • Be willing to live in a simple, isolated location without access to the conveniences of modern, mainland life
  • Are reliable, trustworthy and considerate and able to commit for the whole period of this role

If this sounds like you and you are interested in helping to inspire others about Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places and to help us to protect this special nature reserve then we’d love to hear from you!

The closing date for this role is midnight, Wednesday 14th April 2021

First interviews will be held via video call on Friday 16th April 2021