Seasonal Weekend Warden

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Totton, Southampton

Paid • Part Time • Temporary 01489 774400 Nina Woodman

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 08 May 2017

Seasonal Weekend Warden (Weekend & bank holidays)

£8.45 per hour plus 25 days annual holiday pro rata; part time up to 5 hours per day on weekends & bank holidays; temporary contract May to Sept 2017; based at Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve, Totton, Hampshire

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is the leading local nature conservation charity. We seek to increase people’s involvement in their local environment and in turn create better conditions for wildlife on land and in the sea.

The post holder will assist the Reserve and Education team by providing a visual presence at the reserve during weekends and bank holidays. Positive & confident engagement with the public is a necessity to promote the wildlife importance of the reserve and Trust’s interests while reinforcing responsible use of the site. The post holder will act as a point of contact for weekend volunteers at the education centre. Minor estate duties will be required, including livestock lookering.

As part of the West & Central Hampshire Team, the post provides an important visual presence at one of the Trust’s flagship reserves. Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve is a popular destination for the public and provides an important countryside destination in close proximity to Totton and Southampton. Part of the reserve is a multifunctional site providing access and use for angling, boating and dog walkers. The Education Centre is a busy destination for visiting school groups and at weekend hosts a multitude of children and family groups.

A job share is encouraged to ensure cover is provided at all times. Lone working will be required and a full driving licence is desirable.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 8th May 2017

Interviews: Tuesday 16th or Wednesday 17th May 2017

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