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Would you like to work on one of the UK's most important estuaries for birds, managing a diverse suite of nature reserves that are home to breeding waders, bearded tits and scarce herons. And hold internationally important numbers of waders and wildfowl during the winter months, along with a splendid array of wintering raptors, including hen harriers.


Reference number: A2451019
Location: Dee Estuary
Salary starting at: 22,073 to 23,912 per annum.
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent


The RSPB Dee Estuary team are seeking a dynamic and motivated warden to join a reserves team managing over 9000 hectares of nature reserve, covering over half the estuary, and comprising of a diverse suite of habitats that includes lowland wet grassland, reedbed, saltmarsh and inter tidal mudflats.


You will join our small, but hard working team managing and developing our reserves. Your role will be incredibly varied, and you'll carry out a range of tasks including - delivering habitat management, species surveying and habitat monitoring, supervising contractors, engaging with stakeholders, maintenance tasks, and managing our amazing volunteers and assistant wardens.


We are seeking an individual with experience of practical habitat management, working with and inspiring volunteers, surveying birds and other taxa, and working with machines. As well as good reserves infrastructure and estate maintenance skills, and ideally, some previous experience of line management.


The applicant should

  • Have a good knowledge of natural history; particularly coastal species and habitats
  • be proficient at bird identification.
  • be a strong team player
  • have excellent organisational, communication, practical and inter-personal skills.
  • Be ready to inspire and motivate their team to achieve great things for nature.


Closing: 1 November 2019
Interview: 14 November 2019


If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click here to be directed to our website. 

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