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Volunteer species surveyor

Would you like to get closer to nature? Do you love wildlife? Need more time outdoors? Want to learn some new skills? Have skills to offer?

At Embercombe, we are embarking on a year of exciting wildlife surveying on our wild land to find out what we already live alongside, and to help us monitor what changes are happening as the land regenerates. We are looking for local Devon volunteers to get involved with regular species surveys and monitoring. From butterflies, birds and bats to moths, mushrooms and reptiles we are hoping to record as much information as we can. All data collected will also contribute to local and national recording schemes where they exist.

You do not need to be a specialist or have any skills in wildlife identification already… just eagle eyes and some time to commit to being on our wild land on a regular basis (weekly or monthly). All training and equipment provided by our team. We are also interested to hear from anyone who has specialist skills and would be willing to contribute to gathering information about our land., photographs, drone footage, plant, bird, invertebrate and mammal surveys in particular.

Please contact Laura on laura@embercombe.org or 01647 252983

Local House and Kitchen Porters Wanted

Local Devon-based House and Kitchen Porters are required to help prepare our participant spaces and support our kitchen team on a self employed basis.

We have requirements to grow our local database of lovely people to assist in cleaning and preparing our accommodation and workshop spaces and to support during programmes working a combination of cleaning and kitchen clear ups. Ideally you will have high standards of cleanliness, a good eye for finishing details, be quick to learn, happy to work on an ad-hoc basis and love what Embercombe is about.

House/KP support: Supporting during programmes, bathroom cleaning/touch point cleans and supporting the kitchen with setting up, clearing down and washing up.  You will be working with a small happy team.  Shift lengths are negotiable to suit.

House Support: We need superstars who love to get stuck in, have high standards of cleanliness and love making a space look great and feel welcoming for our participants.  It is a fast paced day working in a variety of spaces across our site from yurts to bathrooms!  There are regular requirements with variable days of around 8-9 hours.

We are offering £10 per hour (25’s and over, other rates are payable according to government age/wage guidelines). Applications can be done to: sasha@embercombe.org

“You know you’ve got a good job when your job doesn’t feel like a job! To spend time surrounded by the raw beauty of the land and its genuine, caring and supportive people is an absolute pleasure. The whole vibe of this space is completely nourishing for me.” 
_ Jess, Embercombe KP porter