Pitsea, Essex
£22,073 - £23,912 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Reference: A1500819

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 20th October 2019   6 days left

Would you like to assist with the management of a diverse suite of nature reserves home to scarce and threatened wildlife like water voles, avocets, bearded tits, corn buntings and rare bees?

Reference number: A1500819
Location: Pitsea, Essex
Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

The RSPB team in South Essex are seeking a dynamic, resourceful and motivated warden to join a reserves team managing an ever evolving 750 hectares of nature reserves on the north side of the Thames estuary. These six diverse nature reserves comprise of lowland wet grassland, reedbed, fresh and saline lagoons, saltmarsh, mudflats, arable land, scrub, plus rare and nationally important brownfield habitat.

You will join our small, but hard working team managing and developing our reserves. Your role will be incredibly varied and you'll carry out a range of tasks including: delivering habitat management, species surveying and habitat monitoring, supervising contractors, engaging with stakeholders, maintenance tasks, assisting with the running of events and managing our fabulous volunteers and assistant wardens. This will also include use of the reserves tractor and other machinery.

We are seeking an individual with experience of practical habitat management, working with and inspiring volunteers, some line management experience, surveying birds and other taxa and working with machinery, as well as good reserves infrastructure and estate maintenance skills.

The applicant should also have good knowledge of natural history; especially that of lowland wet grassland species and habitats. They should also be a strong team player with excellent organisational, communication, practical and inter-personal skills. We are a small and hardworking team so are looking for someone to get stuck in to help meet the challenges that face us.

Closing date: 20 October 2019
Interview date: 8 November 2019

To Apply and for More Information:

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