Nature Conservationist

The purpose of the charity is to preserve and share the History, Science & Nature of the 170 Acre Heritage site and to provide a safe & interesting place for all to visit.         

 Wildlife and Nature Projects

RGM is a 170 acre site surrounded by natural land. Within the boundaries of this protected area there are water ways, open grassland and woodland, all of which create suitable habitats for various mammals, birds, insects and reptiles.

We are currently developing the Wildlife Walk which is a trail around the more secret part of the site in the woodland area. The aim of the wildlife walk is to give visitors access to the most natural parts of the site and give the opportunity to reveal the secrets and wonders of all the creatures who make RGM their home, hunting ground, grazing area and playground.

Visitors have the chance to book for wildlife experiences during the day and early evenings. There are different experiences for each season.

The Volunteer Role

Work alongside other conservation enthusiasts in this amazing natural and protected environment. This role provides a unique opportunity to learn about the wildlife on site and how to conserve and enhance various habitats.

You could help to enhance the visitors’ and children’s experiences by clearing access to views and creating displays for the wildlife tower exhibitions and information and activities for the wildlife walk and for tours.

This is a good time to get involved with the development of the Wildlife Walk project.


  Roles and Responsibilities

Depending on the time of year –

•             Work with the team on the annual tasks-Cutting back nettles and growth, building natural fences, coppicing, tree planting.

•             Help with the Wildlife Walk project-Upgrading the pathway, clearing viewing areas, creating habitats to encourage wildlife where visitors can view them, buildings hides and creating interpretation and activities.

•             Assist with Visitors Experiences- Steward visitors on RGM’s special wildlife experience tours.

•             To be responsible for, and with, the tools and equipment used in conjunction with the duties carried out.

•             Everyone must ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and other relevant policies especially the Railway Handbook.



We seek someone:

•             With the ability and willingness to understand and follow the rules/procedures to enable them to work in safety.

•             Who appreciates and respects the wildlife and nature of the site as well as the historical importance of the site and demonstrates this through their volunteering and conduct.

•             With the commitment to ensuring the site’s natural environment is maintained to a standard that is both pleasing to visitors and also conforms to the site’s SSSI status.

•             Who has a positive attitude and will work cooperatively in a team environment.

•             Who will be physically able to work in fairly remote areas on site and, at their own pace, be able to take part in some physical work.

•             Keen to work outdoors.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 29/01/2019

End Date: 29/01/2020

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Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Ideally you would be willing to volunteer during the day 9.30am-4.00pm, shorter days are fine. A regular commitment would be ideal but we will be grateful for any offer of time.


This opportunity is available in: Epping

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