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Exciting Voluntary Summer Placement!

Help the Rural Community Council support rural communities to become more socially, economically, and environmentally viable!

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Volunteers are needed to assist with the development of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership Scheme between 10/07/13 and 31/08/13

Duties include:

. Supporting with the development of a Landscape Conservation Action Plan for the area including researching data, liasing with partners and recording information

. To undertake community consultation in order to support the deveopment of an Audience and Access Plan for the area. This will include developing survey questions, interviewing people, and recording all data

. To support the organisation of community events and workshops. This will include taking bookings, preparing materials, and attending events

. To develop good communication with a wide range of partners, liasing with them for information and giving them support where necessary

. To support the programme's Communication Plan including the use of social media

This summer role gives an opportunity to undertake work experience through becoming involved in a major landscape programme's development. You would be working with a small team of experienced Cambridgeshire ACRE staff and will benefit from on-the-job mentoring across a number of different elements of the programme. There will be fieldwork including interviewing members of the public about their visitor experiences, as well as desk based work to record data and writing up consultation findings. You will be involved with a partnership which includes national conservation organisations such as the RSPB and WWT.

The placement is voluntary but all costs relating to undertaking the role will be covered. Employers often look for evidence of work expereince and examples of relevant achievements in that chosen career field. This role will give someone the chance to gain valuable practical experience in landscape and heritage management.

More information about the Ouse Washes Landscape can be found at



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