Work Party Team Leader


Where: The Manhood Peninsula, West Sussex

When: All year

Commitment: Flexible

Why we need you:

To assist the MWHG team in encouraging and supporting people from across the Manhood Peninsula to participate in wildlife conservation activities.

Supporting and empowering local communities to take ownership of their environment, we believe, is a sustainable model for managing local wildlife sites.

What’s in it for you:

This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to conserving wildlife and heritage and inspiring others. You will learn about the work of the MWHG, have the flexibility to volunteer when and where suits you, be part of a friendly team and have the opportunity to put your skills to use as well as develop new ones.

What’s involved:

  • Communicating with, and coordinating, work party volunteers to attend practical sessions at determined locations.
  • Supporting the voluntary work party team/group, being their main point of contact, ensuring timely communications, guidance and support.
  • Leading small groups of volunteers and supporting them to deliver a range of wildlife habitat management activities, as required at particular sites.
  • Project management and oversight, basic training provision, risk assessment and ensuring the safety of volunteers and members of the public at all times.
  • Supporting identification of ongoing conservation requirements of particular sites and new ideas.
  • Developing knowledge of the work of the MWHG, be able to promote this to group members and interested members of the public.
  • Communicating with staff and other volunteers to provide work party feedback.

Training and expenses: All volunteers will receive appropriate training and out-of pocket expenses will be reimbursed as necessary

Contact: Leanne Clements, Community Conservation Project Officer
T: 07798 618575

All these arrangements are binding in honour only and not intended to be legally binding.

The Manhood Wildlife & Heritage Group is a local charity working to care for and celebrate the wildlife and heritage of the Manhood Peninsula.

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Requirement Essential Desirable
Personal presentation Welcoming
Tidy appearance
Good ambassador for MWHG
Special Skills
Excellent organisational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Effective and proactive communicator
Practical skills
Computer literate
Up to date relevant tools/equipment certificates would be an advantage
Experience of team / volunteer management
Experience of working with relevant tools and equipment
Habitat management/practical conservation experience Experience of remote/home working
Experience/awareness of relevant health and safety requirements
Keen to learn
Professional attitude
Used to working on own initiative
Ability to deal sensitively and professionally with personnel issues
Confident in engagement with diverse audiences
Personality Positive and enthusiastic
Approachable and friendly
Sensitive and tactful
Interests Committed to the conservation of our natural heritage Local knowledge of and interest in community activity across the Manhood Peninsula
Relevant To
Attendance at events across the Manhood Peninsula as required
This role involves working outdoors for long periods, and handling tools and equipment
Driving license and vehicle

The Manhood Wildlife & Heritage Group is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes all applications for volunteer roles.