RSPB Lochwinnoch Reserves Assistants x2


Lochwinnoch, West Scotland
£19,305 - £21,417 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 20th May 2022   3 days left

RSPB Lochwinnoch is a fantastic and accessible wetland and woodland nature reserve. It is well used by the local community and lies within easy reach of greater Glasgow. A core aim for the site is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone to connect with nature as well as a place where wildlife can thrive. We are looking for two people with enthusiasm for managing this site for people and wildlife to join our team.

These 3.5 month seasonal roles will focus on interacting with visitors to the reserve, promoting the site, the work of the RSPB and encouraging people to access nature in a responsible way. Postholders will also carry out management tasks including habitat management, minor repairs, litter picking and infrastructure work. These roles will be expected to record and report their daily activities and engagements with visitors, including any instances of anti-social behaviour.

The post holders will work closely together, with support from the reserve warden and assistant warden. These are new, seasonal full-time posts with working hours from 1215 to 2030, Friday to Tuesday, enabling us to extend the hours when the site is staffed, which is currently only until the visitor centre closes at 1715.

For more information on RSPB Lochwinnoch see

What we need from you:

Essential skills, knowledge, and experience:

1. Enthusiastic approach to work.
2. Ability to respond positively to colleagues and customers’ needs and feedback.
3. Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships.
4. Ability to work well as part of a team.

Desirable skills, knowledge, and experience:

5. Interest in nature conservation.
6. Able to plan own work with support.
7. Problem solving skills.
8. Ability to work on own initiative.

Additional information:

  • These roles will involve lone working and working in remote locations.
  • These roles will require weekend and evening working with standard hours Friday to Tuesday, 1215 – 2030.
  • Contracts will ideally be for a maximum of 3.5 months but may be shorter depending on candidates’ available start date
  • These roles are subject to external grant funding and appointments will only be made if funding is confirmed.

These are Fixed-Term/Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week for 3.5 months. They are seasonal roles so likelihood is that you would return year after year.

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

Interviews will be Wednesday 1 June. For further information please contact [email protected].


As part of this application process, you will be asked to complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.


The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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