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Warden - Exe Estuary Reserves

Location: Exe Estuary
Salary: £25,280 - £28,045 per annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave

Can you help us deliver our mission to save nature? We're looking for a warden to join our Exe estuary nature reserves team in Devon.

What’s the role about?

In your role as reserves Warden, you'll coordinate/lead the delivery of a busy work programme across multiple sites. Your role will be varied – in any given week you could be supervising and developing volunteers, surveying wildlife and habitats etc.

As the Warden for the Exe Estuary (and associated) nature reserves, you'll be working across a diverse range of sites in Devon, including vibrant wetlands such as Exminster Marshes and cirl bunting reserves such as Labrador Bay. You'll lead a team of volunteers and have line management responsibility for an Assistant Warden and up to three residential volunteers.

Are you the right person to take on this exciting role? You’ll be energetic, practically minded, great with people, able to lead teams, well organised and able to deliver an ambitious work programme. With a proven track record of working in nature conservation, you'll have a good grasp of land management techniques, ecological principles, wildlife, and habitat monitoring, creating a safe working environment, leading and managing staff / volunteers.

What we need from you

Essential Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of/proven track record of conservation land management
  • Ecological knowledge
  • Agricultural or livestock knowledge
  • Knowledge/Experience of health and safety
  • Relevant knowledge of compliance requirements
  • Communicate and engage effectively with a wide range of audiences
  • Estate management skills
  • Machinery operations/equipment servicing
  • Tickets, some of: pesticides (PA1, PA2, PA6AW), brushcutter, 4x4, sit-astride ATV, trailed loads, first aid, chainsaw
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Organisational/time management/ prioritisation skills
  • Individual/team management skills
  • Experience of biological monitoring
  • Working with graziers and contractors
  • Record keeping/data management
  • Working with and/or managing staff and/or volunteers

You'll need to be able to access remote locations without the use of public transport.

This is a Permanent Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week.

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

We're looking for an enthusiastic and skilled person with a passion for wildlife, landscapes, and people to join the team – we look forward to hearing from you!

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th December 2021

To apply click here

No agencies please.

Closing Date: 28/12/2021  Location: Exe Estuary, Devon

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