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Senior Field Assistant

One Senior Field Assistant will be recruited as part of the larger Gough Island Restoration Programme to carry out bird monitoring and other field work on Gough Island, including supporting activities for the mouse eradication operation and control (using herbicide) of an invasive plant Sagina procumbens.

Senior Field Assistant
Reference number: A6070320
Location: Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha
Salary starting at: Salary Range currently £22,073 to £23,912 pa increasing to £23,966 to £26,808 with effect from 1st April 2020
Hours: Full time
Contract: 16 month Fixed Term Contract

The post holder will work along side two Field Assistants. All three posts will be for a period of 15 months, consisting of pre-deployment training and around 13 months deployment on Gough Island.

The primary rationale for this position is therefore to support the restoration of Gough Island.

We wish to attract committed candidates who will adapt to the requirements of this restoration programme and remain focused on the outputs needed to progress this globally important effort. This position will offer a unique opportunity for highly motivated and disciplined individuals with relevant fieldwork skills and a keen interest in wildlife, who will adapt well to small island living in a challenging sub-Antarctic environment.

Work during the wildlife breeding season is very intensive, with frequent long hours of fieldwork and data preparation, so it is important to be well organised. Data are collated using databases and by submitting reports, observing deadlines at frequent intervals. The results underpin efforts to restore the Gough Island World Heritage Site.

The starting date for the position is anticipated to be 1st of July 2020 due to the pre-deployment training requirements.

Full details of this role are available on our website.

Closing date: 5 April 2020

Interview date: 22 April 2020, 23 April 2020

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