11 Fieldwork Assistants – LIFE Raft

Would you like to join the LIFE Raft team? They are looking to recruit 11 Fieldwork Assistants to start in June (one of the 11 will also be working on seabird monitoring, and may start earlier).


With accommodation and food provided, this is a brilliant opportunity to grow your conservation career and make a real impact.


For a look at what any one week might hold, please view the ‘Week in the life’: Week in the life: Fieldwork Assistants



Some pictures from the Fieldworkers out and about on Rathlin Island


Island restoration projects are demanding but incredibly rewarding, and successful candidates will know that their work is directly helping Puffins, Guillemots, Corncrake, and much more besides.


Essential criteria:

  • For the role starting April 2024:
  • A relevant qualification in environmental science with a keen interest in seabirds


For all roles:

  • Relevant work experience, or a relevant qualification to carry out fieldwork safely and diligently
  • A proven ability to work with members of a small community with respect and integrity
  • Ability to take direction from your manager in a field work situation
  • Proven ability to work to agreed schedules and support your manager in achieving field based objectives
  • A strong team player
  • Proven ability to work towards demanding or immovable deadlines
  • Physically able to walk across difficult terrain for an entire 7.5-hour working day.


Desirable Criteria

  • Rope access or mountaineering experience are highly desirable (but training will be provided to augment all skill levels)
  • Practical/technical skills (e.g., carpentry, construction, radio telemetry etc.)
  • Willingness to generate materials for communications purposes (e.g., photography of wildlife / fieldwork, writing blogs)
  • Track record in applying professional data collection standards in the field
  • Your own accommodation on Rathlin Island (but accommodation will be provided for those that cannot meet this)


To find out more and apply, please visit the RSPB vacancies page.