Wildlife Crime Support Volunteer

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Wildlife crime has the potential to damage and destroy some of our most important natural assets. Tackling wildlife crime is not just about arresting criminals, it's about increasing people's awareness of the importance of our wildlife and habitats, how they are protected and the effects of wildlife crime.

As a volunteer we welcome you to join our team and make a difference. We invite members of the public to help us gather intelligence in respect of wildlife crime offences and support our Wildlife Crime Officers and partners in preventing and detecting wildlife crime.

Providing practical and administrative support to the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams and the Wildlife Crime Single Point of Contact is a key feature of this activity.

Conducting presentations at police stations to increase and raise awareness of wildlife crime amongst front line police officers and police staff is something that you can bring to the force.

The use of your own vehicle in the event of a fleet vehicle not being available will be required but any expenses will be reimbursed.

What does this activity involve? 

  • Undertaking clerical and administration tasks such as filing, photocopying, dealing with telephone enquiries, maintaining diaries, updating records and filing systems.
  • Using IT applications such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word to write letters and reports and work closely with the Wildlife Crime coordinator.
  • Liaising closely with Wildlife Crime Officers and Special Constables targeting specific wildlife crime problems.
  • Assist in highlighting the importance of wildlife crime and liaising with partners.
  • Help organise crime prevention events and training for Police Officers and interested members of the public and organisations.

Skills Required

Written communication along with speaking to people on the telephone in a professional manner is required. You should have basic IT skills, but will receive training on any systems required. It would be useful if you had previous office experience, but this is not essential. An interest in rural crime or wildlife would be beneficial but not essential.

Location

All Divisions

Core Hours

Daytime or evenings

Vetting Level

2

 

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