(CEI) Wildlife Surveyor
When We Need You
From 09/11/2011 onwards
This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. The CEI is a small charity – just two members of staff! The charity has received funding to enhance the wetland habitat around New Cumnock and as part of this wildlife surveys need to be carried out for fresh water invertebrates and water voles, we need volunteers to accompany the Project Officer on surveying sessions in order to cover more ground to search for field signs of water vole activity and where possible to survey watercourses to help gage the quality of the water. You will be working outdoors, often on uneven surfaces and occasionally within the watercourse. You will be looking for field signs of water vole activity and where water surveys are carried out using a net and kick sampling method to find freshwater invertebrates. You will help fill in survey sheets and where necessary help the Project Officer carry surveying kit.
About (CEI) Coalfield Environment Initiative
To deliver a high quality environment for the people of East Ayrshire by implementing conservation projects that offset the negative impacts of coal mining.
Skills & Experience
We are looking for people with a keen interest in working outdoors, who has a strong interest in wildlife conservation. The work involves hill walking and so an adequate level of fitness is required.
The CEI office is based in Muirkirk, however most of the work carried out by the CEI is currently in the New Cumnock area. Meetings can take place in locations closer to where you live if within East Ayrshire – otherwise they will need to take place at Garan House, Muirkirk. Surveying sessions run for two hours and there are approximately four sessions per month – we would be grateful if you could attend at least one session per month.
The work involves hill walking and so an adequate level of fitness is required.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
You will learn new wildlife identification skills. You will be supervised and supported by Sarah Sall the Project Officer or Natalie Fleming the Project Manager. You will be an important member of our team.
Conservation / Gardening
All reasonable expenses will be covered when travelling to sessions from within East Ayrshire.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Surveying sessions run for two hours and there are approximately four sessions per month – we would be grateful if you could attend at least one session per month.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
28 Main Street
Contact: Sarah Sall
Tel: 07810 831394