This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly team working on a variety of beautiful nature reserves across the Orkney Islands. From upland moors to lowland wetlands, meadows to seabird cliffs and islands, our eight RSPB Orkney mainland reserves support a wide range of habitats and species, and we need your practical skills to help keep them special places for wildlife. We are looking for an energetic and skilled full-time Estate Worker to join the Orkney team and take our conservation goals to new heights.
What's the role about?
The role will be focused on helping us to improve the habitats across our reserves and keeping our reserve structures well maintained. You’ll be coming into the team at an exciting time when we are looking to grow our habitat management work, and you will be a key player in our ability to do this. Work on the ground will include topping of vegetation, repairing and building fences, keeping our hides, signs and paths in good condition, driving tractors and quad bikes, cutting paths with brushcutters, herbicide spraying or weedwiping invasive plants, and cutting back scrub. We have also recently bought a Soucy Track tractor to help cut our wetter fields, and the Estate Worker will be the main driver of this machine.
Line-managed by the Orkney Mainland Warden, you will be based in our Stromness Office and be
working within our reserves team. The applicant should enjoy working both independently and
with others as part of a team, and the role will involve working in a wide range of habitats,
including some tough terrain and frequently challenging weather conditions. You will need to
have a good attitude towards health and safety and the demands of working in an upland and
Key activities will include:
What we need from you
Essential skills, knowledge and experience:
Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
This is a Permanent Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week. We are looking to conduct interviews for this position in the week beginning 20 June 2022. For additional information about this post, please see the attached Recruitment Pack. If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact [email protected]
As part of the application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete a short form. Your CV should include evidence on how you meet the Essential and Desirable skills, knowledge, and experience described above. We would also like you to include a short Cover Letter telling us why you are interested in the job and what you feel you can bring to the role. As our application software only allows you to upload one document, the CV and Cover Letter will need to both be written within the same document.
The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.