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Logo: RSPBThe RSPB is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person to join their team at the Pagham Harbour and Medmerry nature reserves.


Visitor Experience Officer

Reference number: A1120719

Location: West Sussex

Salary 17,276 to 18,716 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent


We are looking to appoint a full time Visitor Experience Officer, focused on reducing disturbance to breeding and over-wintering birds across the two nature reserves. Based at the small office and visitor centre at Sidlesham, the successful candidate will be working with visitors, partner organisations and the wider community on disturbance mitigation projects. They will initiate their own events and projects, monitor their success and report back to the Site Manager / SPA Mitigation Strategy Steering Group.


They will undertake regular patrols across both reserves, in all seasons; they will have a good working knowledge of shore-bird species and their conservation requirements; and they will be an excellent communicator. They will also be involved in the recruitment and training of a part-time Assistant Visitor Experience Officer in the autumn/winter of 2019, who will assist in the delivery of this project.


Both positions are jointly funded by Adur District Council and Chichester District Council as part of The Pagham Harbour SPA Recreation Mitigation Strategy (Pagham Harbour & Medmerry). The strategy aims to mitigate the impact of housing development on the Pagham Harbour SPA and Medmerry proposed SPA through a combination of actions and activities. The successful candidate will be expected to forge close links with Arun and Chichester District Council Foreshore Officers, the staff employed by the Solent Bird Aware scheme and staff employed by the Chichester Harbour Conservancy.


Closing date: 29 July 2019

Interview date: 9 August 2019


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