Assistant Warden


Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex
£19,602 - £21,236 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: A4270120

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 31st January 2020   6 days left

Would you like to assist with the management of one of our flagship reserves?

Assistant Warden
Reference number: A4270120
Location: Pulborough Brooks

Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

The RSPB team in Sussex are seeking a dynamic, resourceful and motivated Assistant Warden to join a reserves team managing over 500 hectares of nature reserves in Sussex, including Pulborough Brooks, one of the most visited RSPB reserves in the UK. These diverse nature reserves comprise of lowland wet grassland, heathland, woodland, arable land & scrub and are home to a rich array of flora and fauna.

You will join a large team managing and developing our reserves alongside a busy visitor operation. 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. This will also include use of the reserves tractor and other machinery plus livestock handling and liaising with graziers.

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

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

Closing date: 31 January 2020
Interview date: 7 February 2020


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the "More information about this vacancy" button to be directed to our website where you can download the Role Profile and Application Details.

When you make your application please ensure you include reference number A4270120 on all correspondence.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

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