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Ribble Wader Monitoring Assistant – Part Time

Ribble Wader Monitoring Assistant – Part Time
Reference: MAR20245235
Location: Marshside
Salary: £24,890.00 - £26,720.00 Pro Rata

This is a fixed-term role for 4 months, part-time for 15 hours per week. The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

What's the role about?

The role involves conducting breeding bird surveys at Newton and Freckleton Marshes and specific black-tailed godwit monitoring on Newton Marsh.

The monitoring of breeding black-tailed godwits will include, finding nests using thermal imagers, siting and monitoring nest cameras, and monitoring chicks to fledging across neighbouring farmland.

The post will be line managed and supported through our Ribble Reserves operations on the South side of the River Ribble near Southport.

Key activities will include:

  • Carrying out five breeding bird surveys on both sites between April and July.
  • Monitoring for breeding black-tailed godwits, including nest finding and chick productivity monitoring.
  • Liaising with the Newton and Freckleton marsh managers and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Working closely with neighbouring farmers.
  • Maintaining survey records and producing an end of season report.
  • The role will involve lone working.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of conducting breeding bird surveys/monitoring on wet grassland or similar surveys/habitat.
  • Excellent wader identification skills.
  • Knowledge of, and adherence to, legal and practical requirements for ensuring own health and safety, sometimes in challenging. field conditions, for instance lone working.

Closing date: 23:59, Wed, 17th Apr 2024

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 24 April 2024

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

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Closing Date: 17/04/2024  Location: Southport

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