Red Squirrel Ranger (North Cumbria)

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Home and field-based, Cumbria
£16,305 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01912846884 Mike Pratt

Reference: PT1405

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 24th May 2019   2 days left

We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic person with good practical skills to join our Red Squirrel Project Team. The post-holder will work for the Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE) project, and will be employed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

We are looking for an individual with a variety of skills who can carry out grey squirrel management with high levels of competency. The successful candidate will also possess great people skills and be computer literate. This role will deliver work to protect Kielder Forest in north Cumbria as part of the Red Squirrels United work programme.

The main duties are:

To carry out grey squirrel control in specific woodlands within a defined geographical area, to include both trapping and shooting methods.

To carry out field surveys using trail cameras and other methods to establish ongoing monitoring of red squirrels within the area and record all data using standardised electronic forms and submit to Data & Monitoring Officer on a monthly basis

If you have experience of this type of work, and you would like the opportunity to work in a dynamic, friendly and forward-looking organisation then this may be the perfect job for you.

The role is offered on a 5 month contract and is for 35 hours a week. Salary £16,305 per annum.

Location: Home and field-based, Close to the Scottish border around Kershope Forest, and east to Spadeadam and the Irthing Gorge at Gilsland

Deadline for applications is midday on, 24th May 2019 and we expect interviews to take place week commencing 27th May 2019.  A job pack and application form can be found on our website.  Please complete the form in full and return to Paula Turner (HR and Payroll Officer) by email to or to Northumberland Wildlife Trust, St Nicholas Park, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3XT.

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