Estate Worker


Ynys-Hir Reserve, Ceredigion
£15,366 - £16,377 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01654 700222 Neil Groves

Reference: A3731018

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 16th November 2018   3 days left

Ynys Hir nature reserve is a spectacular 860ha mix of ancient woodland, ffridd, swamp and mire, fen and reed bed, lowland wet grassland and saltmarsh. We have a challenging winter work programme focused on maintaining and enhancing habitats for key species, and on improving the visitor experience, and we need your help.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Estate Worker on a 3 month contract beginning 7th January, 2019, to help us deliver key habitat and estate management works.

As part of our small reserve team, you will carry out a wide range of tasks which will include:

  • maintenance of reserve infrastructure – paths, signs, benches, boardwalk, fencing
  • assistance with electric fencing, and scrub removal on lowland wet grassland
  • birch removal on raised bog
  • bramble and holly removal in woodlands
  • INNS removal across the whole site
  • volunteer and contractor management
  • livestock management and cross compliance obligations

You will be responsible for using and servicing reserve equipment and vehicles, including quad, chainsaw and brushcutter, to ensure safety standards are met.

Ensuring our work is compliant with all relevant legislation is an important aspect of this role.

Our work is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers, so the successful candidate must be able to work well as part of a team and be able to manage and motivate volunteers, including regular volunteer work parties.

An interest in wildlife and knowledge of conservation would be an advantage as you will contribute to biological recording across the reserves as required.

Woking closely with the Assistant warden, your regular work days will be Monday to Friday.

Please mention when responding to this ad.