Seasonal Warden

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildllife Trust

West Berkshire
£11.76/hour (FTE £21,406 pa)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 24th January 2021   6 days left

1 Warden: 26 week fixed term contract (01 March to 29 August 2021)

Location: Estovers, Greenham Common, Newbury and covering Greenham and Snelsmore Commons

Working hours: 30 hours per week including early mornings, evenings and weekends

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing 88 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. Find out more.

The primary purpose of this role is to engage with our visitors at Greenham & Crookham and Snelsmore Commons, informing them about the heathland and its associated wildlife whilst encouraging them to stay on paths and keep their dogs under control during the bird-nesting season. There will be opportunities to run several exciting events, lead guided walks, undertake ecological surveys/monitoring and carry out visitor surveys. The form events take will be dependant on the current COVID-19 restrictions. Wardens will produce a summary report at the end of the season.

We are looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, has a good knowledge of wildlife and conservation, can be flexible about their working hours and would enjoy spending all their time outside walking around the common, interacting with our visitors and engendering enthusiasm and respect for the wonderful wildlife that lives here.

For full details on how to apply for this post, please visit our website Please note that CVs will not be accepted and that only successful applicants will be notified.

The closing time and date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 24th January 2021.

Interviews will be held via videoconferencing on Thursday 4th Feb 2021. For select candidates this may be followed up by a face-to-face, socially distanced interview, walking on Greenham Common the following week.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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