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logo: Kent Wildlife TrustSandwich and Pegwell Bay Contract Warden


Closing Date:    Mid-day on Thursday 20th December 2018

Interview Date:  Monday 7th January 2019

Salary Range:   Up to £19,848pa depending on experience.


Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR, covering some 635 ha [1570 acres] is composed of a complex of habitats including: inter-tidal flats, salt marsh, chalk cliffs and wave cut platform, beaches, sand dune, ancient dune pasture, scrubland and recently created grassland.  In turn this complex of habitats supports a high diversity of flora and fauna.   Consequently the reserve is covered by a raft of protective designations including: SSSI, LNR, NNR, Ramsar, SPA and SAC.


Ham Fen covering 54 ha [135 acres] of wet grassland, marsh and relict fen is Kent’s last area of old fenland.   The Trust has been using Eurasian beavers as a conservation management tool to restore ancient Fen.  The core responsibility of the Warden is to manage and maintain the Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR and Ham Fen, which includes the Beaver Project.


We are looking for a Warden with at least one year’s practical and/or conservation project management experience who has a good knowledge of nature conservation management, natural history and biological monitoring and surveying techniques, good survey data capture and analysis skills and strong self-motivation and commitment to nature conservation and ability to manage and work with people.


You will be part of a team who are responsible for managing Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve and Ham Fen Nature Reserve, including the Beaver


Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals.  We are all working to protect wildlife and to find better ways to run an efficient and effective organisation.


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To apply, please visit our website to download an application pack. Applicants should read the Guidance Notes carefully before submitting the applicant information form supported by Cover Note and CV.


For an informal conversation about the role please contact John Wilson – East Kent Coastal warden on 01622 662012. Or 07808 568821


Kent Wildlife Trust has a positive approach to equality and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community              

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