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Logo: RSPBJob title Estate Worker

Location Ynys-Hir Reserve, Ceredigion

Hours Full Time 37.5 hours per week.

Salary 15,366 - 16,377 per annum

Basis Fixed Term 3 month contract.


Closing date 16 November 2018

Interview Date week commencing 3 December 2018


Ynys hir nature reserve is a spectacular 860ha mix of ancient woodland, ffridd, swamp and mire, fen and reedbed, lowland wet grassland and saltmarsh. We have a challenging winter work programme focused on maintaining and enhancing habitats for key species, and on improving the visitor experience, and we need your help.


We are looking to recruit an experienced Estate Worker on a 3 month contract beginning 7th January, 2019, to help us deliver key habitat and estate management works.


As part of our small reserve team, you will carry out a wide range of tasks which will include:

  • maintenance of reserve infrastructure paths, signs, benches, boardwalk, fencing
  • assistance with electric fencing, and scrub removal on lowland wet grassland
  • birch removal on raised bog
  • bramble and holly removal in woodlands
  • INNS removal across the whole site
  • volunteer and contractor management
  • livestock management and cross compliance obligations


You will be responsible for using and servicing reserve equipment and vehicles, including quad, chainsaw and brushcutter, to ensure safety standards are met.


Ensuring our work is compliant with all relevant legislation is an important aspect of this role.


Our work is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers, so the successful candidate must be able to work well as part of a team and be able to manage and motivate volunteers, including regular volunteer work parties.


An interest in wildlife and knowledge of conservation would be an advantage as you will contribute to biological recording across the reserves as required.


Woking closely with the Assistant warden, your regular work days will be Monday to Friday.


For further information and to download an application pack, please visit our website


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