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The General Data Protection Regulation (2018) for ARG volunteer groups

On 25th May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. This is not a new legislation, as it builds on the Data Protection Act 1998. Nevertheless, it represents an important challenge for volunteer groups, since there will be greater scrutiny of the way in which we manage personal information after this date. In order to support the ARGs, we have complied a new Advice Note which sets out how the GDPR applies to our volunteer groups and what we need to do to comply with the law.

You can download the advice note here: 

  pdf ARG UK (2018):  ARG UK Advice Note 9:  The General Data Protection Regulation (2018) (234 KB)

We appreciate that there is a lot of information in this document, but if you have any questions please do email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to offer advice and support. Our ARG UK Data Protection Officer is our trustee, Steve Langham. He has been exploring ways of helping the ARGs to manage their personal contact data more securely, using an online database based on the successful system already in use by Surrey ARG, which you will be able to access through a web portal. We will be sending out more information about this in the coming months.



Job Vacancy - Pembrokeshire Adder Coordinator

An exciting new opportunity has arisen as part of our conservation and outreach work for adders in South West Wales. ARG UK are seeking an experienced outreach officer to champion community engagement in Pembrokeshire, and develop a new volunteer training and participation programme ‘Adders are Amazing’. You will work closely with Pembrokeshire County Council, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, National Trust, local partners and communities to involve and enthuse the public in adder conservation. You will need to enjoy working with people, have excellent communication and organisation skills and experience of working with volunteers.

Amphibian and Reptile Groups of UK (ARG UK) is a registered charity (number 1165504) committed to the conservation of native amphibians and reptiles and their natural environment by supporting the development of a network of independent volunteer amphibian and reptile groups (ARGs).

Interviews will be held by skype in the w/c 26th February. 

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 20th February.

About the job

This is a 60% (3 days per week) role in the first instance.

The reward package is based around a salary of £23,000 - £26,000 pa pro rata plus contributions to a group personal pension scheme and other benefits, including 25 days (pro rata) annual leave.

This role of Pembrokeshire Adder Coordinator is a fixed term contract for 12 months from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. However, there may be opportunities for extension subject to additional funding.

The role is home-based, but ideally the applicant would be based in the South West Wales area. This post reports to the coordinator of ARG UK and will be responsible for coordinating the Pembrokeshire adder outreach and engagement project.

How to apply

A full job description and person specification can be downloaded document here (44 KB) . If you fit the bill, please write explaining why you would like to be considered for this role and enclose a copy of your CV, and return it to Angela Julian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Tuesday 20th February.

We expect to hold initial interviews in the w/c 26th February by skype.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Angela Julian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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