Logo: RSPB


Warden - Orkney

Ref: MAR20218404

Location: RSPB Scotland - Orkney

Salary: £25,280.00 - £28,045.00 Per Annum

Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave

RSPB Scotland is a major landowner in Orkney. The reserves team (Sites Manager, four Wardens & an Assistant Warden) manage 13 nature reserves protecting and enhancing a fantastic range of habitats from coastal cliffs & unique wetlands to rolling uplands, supporting a variety of priority species including seabirds, breeding waders, and raptors. We are seeking a dynamic individual, with relevant experience, to be part of the Orkney team & help deliver our conservation objectives across our reserves network.

What’s the role about?

As one of the wardens for Orkney reserves, you will help to deliver our management plan objectives for each site alongside the existing reserves & area teams. Main tasks include delivery of habitat management, health and safety & cross compliance standards, monitoring of key bird species & associated administration.

There are currently four agri-environment schemes running which need to be administered & managed on the ground as part of this role. To deliver management plan objectives the warden would be involved in project management, supervision of contractors, providing a quality visitor experience, report writing & other associated administration, working as part of a team & assisting in managing & inspiring local volunteers. A variety of machinery & equipment is required to be used for habitat management work from brushcutters to tractors.

Key activities will include:

  • Day to day responsibility for the implementation of the reserve management plans in conjunction with the reserves team and external graziers, to ensure delivery of site conservation objectives & compliance obligations.
  • Ensure the reserves are managed with colleagues in accordance with best practice with respect to health and safety, adequate control of risks, good environmental management & legal compliance of all work areas.

What we need from you:

This role will suit an applicant with an interest in wildlife & land management, with proven bird monitoring skills, agricultural & livestock experience & good communication skills. The applicant should enjoy working with others as part of a team or independently when required, as well as being able to cope with the physical demands of the role in a variety of habitats and weather conditions.

Closing: 23:59, 25 April 2021

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position w/c 3rd May 2021.

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Closing Date: 25/04/2021  Location: Orkney

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