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Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Assistant Warden

WWT Welney Wetland Centre
37.5 hours per week working 5 days in 7 to include weekends and bank holidays
£18,745 per annum

The Welney Centre is looking for an Assistant Warden to give support in a wide variety of conservation duties on a 420 ha lowland wet grassland reserve. Duties will include maintenance of the visitor grounds - for example, the bird hides - and updating the bird sightings board and the website. You will be assisting with winter wildfowl counts, breeding bird surveys and swan research, together with various ecological monitoring. The role includes a wide variety of estate work and the use and maintenance of agricultural and horticultural machinery will be required.

You will assist the Grazing Officer in the health and welfare of circa 600 cattle (beef and suckler herds), both shepherding livestock and counting herds daily and the movement of animals using trail bikes.

A key part of this role will be visitor engagement work, assisting in the various public events held on-site and the public winter swan feeds.

You will need to be an enthusiastic and flexible individual with previous experience of stock handling and working in a similar role/environment. A certificate in the safe use of brushcutters, chainsaws and tractor driving would be an advantage.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

For more information, and to apply for the role, please click here 

Closing date: 6th August 2021

Interview date: 18th August 2021

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

Closing Date: 06/08/2021  Location: WWT Welney Wetland Centre

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