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Meet Our New Project Assistant, Rob!
​I am really excited to be starting at Coast Care - my first job in conservation! I can’t wait to work alongside the volunteers and get stuck into some practical conservation work.

Originally I am from North Northumberland, growing up in Berwick-upon-Tweed. I spent many of my summers enjoying the coastline, whether it was fishing off the pier with friends, swimming or just enjoying the beach. I moved away for 4 years in order to study. I graduated from university last year, where I studied Animal Conservation Science. I was fortunate enough to be based in the Lake District National Park where I could absorb the outdoors, going on hikes and exploring all that the lakes has to offer. Spending my time in such an idyllic location was incredible, but I did miss the coast.

I spent an amazing year volunteering with the National Trust at Strangford Lough and Ards peninsular in Northern Ireland, just outside Belfast - a pretty incredible location! During my time there I had the chance to learn how practical conservation works. I developed a skill set which will help me in my conservation career, and also had some great adventures which have left me with some good stories to tell.

In my free time I love to be outside. This includes photography, watching wildlife and going out on hikes for the day. I am so happy that I managed to find a job which involves my passions and my hobbies.

Obviously I am biased, but Northumberland is by far one of the best places in the UK and I am lucky to be involved in this exciting conservation project. I can’t wait to get involved in conservation in my local area and meet all the volunteers!


Project Assistant (Training and Conservation)

"I met some wonderful people and really felt that my work helped make a difference to my local area."

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