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Northumberland County Council

Wildlife Ranger

Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full time
Salary: £22,571 (Band 5)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Space for Shorebirds, Northumberland County Council’s Coastal Mitigation Service (CMS).

As a Wildlife Ranger you will be engaging with people in order to tackle recreational impacts on internationally important wildlife sites on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK.

We are searching for a candidate who combines excellent people skills with a good understanding of ecological issues and a proven commitment to nature conservation, and who has the tact and assertiveness to influence people’s behaviour, pursuing enforcement action when required.

You will have experience of public engagement, ecological survey work, habitat and access management, and will have excellent verbal and written communications skills. You will also have the ability and motivation to undertake extensive, ongoing ornithological and disturbance monitoring work.

With some responsibility for managing local volunteers, you will undertake a variety of roles, including awareness-raising, education, ornithological monitoring, disturbance monitoring, enforcement, designing solutions for disturbance hotspots, nest protection and control of pirri-pirri bur within dune grasslands. There will also be opportunities to assist in habitat management and creation projects.

Effective public engagement is key to the success of this project and, as well as engaging face to face with people on the coast, you will be responsible for helping to deliver a compelling social media presence, delivering guided walks and presentations and telling the fascinating story of coastal wildlife through the seasons and increasing public appreciation and support for it.

This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver an important initiative to conserve valuable wintering and breeding bird populations and dune grasslands, in one of England’s most stunning landscapes. Frequent weekend working will be required, as well as access to a car for work purposes.

We are offering:
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Richard Willis on 07870 365964 or email richard.willis@northumberland.gov.uk.

To view a copy of the Job Description and Personal Specification please click here

Closing date midnight on Sunday 14 August 2022.
Interviews will be undertaken remotely.

Apply here

Closing Date: 14/08/2022  Location: Northumberland

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