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Assistant Warden - Northward Hill

Are you looking to enhance and develop your skills and knowledge to progress your career in conservation?

Assistant Warden (Fixed-Term) – Northward Hill
Location: Northward Hill, Rochester ME3
Salary: £23,939 - £26,558 Per Annum
Full time
Fixed Term Contract for 5 months
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave (pro-rata)

The RSPB's North Kent Marshes team are looking for an enthusiastic conservationist with a passion for wildlife to help deliver for nature across four reserves on the Hoo Peninsula; Northward Hill, Cliffe Pools, Higham Marshes and Shorne Marshes.

The reserves consist of a wide variety of habitats; grazing marsh, saline and brackish lagoons, woodland, scrub and reedbeds. These habitats hold a variety of breeding birds such as Lapwing, Nightingale, and Marsh harrier, plus water voles, hares and scarce invertebrates.

The successful applicant will undertake a range of habitat management and species monitoring activities across the suite of reserves in North Kent. This would be a great role for somebody starting out in their conservation career and will enhance and develop your skills and knowledge.

Key areas of work will include:

  • Practical habitat management.
  • Leading a team of volunteers.
  • Species and habitat surveys.
  • Maintaining high standards of health and safety and agricultural compliance.
  • Maintenance of machinery to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently.
  • Engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, including neighbours, graziers, Reserve Ecologists etc.

What we need from you:

  • Energy, enthusiasm and a passion for nature.
  • A well organised approach to work.
  • Knowledge of conservation land management.
  • Knowledge of ecological surveys and monitoring.

Closing Date: 23:59, Mon, 5th Dec 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 5th December 2022.

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

To complete your online application please CLICK HERE

Closing Date: 05/12/2022  Location: Northward Hill, Rochester, ME3 8DS

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