Wildlife/Habitat Surveyor

Survey the wildlife at HCC’s countryside over the Summer months

Purpose of the role

The main purpose of the role is to survey the wide range of wildlife (reptiles, birds, butterflies, small mammals) at HCC’s countryside over the Summer months.

It is envisaged that animal surveys will take place every year in order to create and maintain an accurate record of the wildlife that resides in HCC country parks.

Typical tasks and duties

  • Identifying species
  • Manually record evidence of sightings
  • Input data evidence (as required)

Experience and training

For bird and butterfly surveyors, it would be useful if volunteers had some previous knowledge of these species for this role, however, on-site training will be provided by local rangers to help identify birds and butterflies as well as small mammals and reptiles.

What’s in it for you?

  • Meeting new like-minded, friendly people
  • Recognition and appreciation for your contribution to the Park
  • This role will be a valuable addition to your CV, demonstrating to potential employers a range of particular skills and experience
  • An opportunity to be out in nature and benefit your own health and wellbeing, this role will suit someone who enjoys being outdoors.
  • Through training and involvement in the project you will gain an appreciation of the natural habitat

Further information

When: May - September
Hours/days: As arranged
Commitment: Couple of hours weekly/fortnightly throughout Summer

We welcome applications from people of all abilities, backgrounds and volunteers.

Who we are looking for

Skills and Knowledge

  • Basic understanding of species (desirable but not essential as training will be provided)
  • Interest in wildlife and the natural environment
  • Moderate level of fitness is desirable
  • Organisation skills, to be able to keep reliable records of what has been seen

Royal Victoria Country Park Netley Abbey Southampton SO31 5GA

Royal Victoria Country Park

River Hamble Country Park Pylands Lane, Bursledon Nr Southampton SO31 1BH

River Hamble Country Park

Staunton Country Park Middle Park Way Havant PO9 5HB

Staunton Country Park

How to apply