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Warden - Sunart Reserves

Warden – Sunart Reserves
Location: Glenborrodale, Fort William, PH36
Salary: £26,180 - £29,043 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time for 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days annual leave

What's the role about?

We're looking for an enthusiastic and practical person with land management, survey/monitoring and people skills to play a key role in our Sunart Reserves team.

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of managing our two nature reserves. Responsibilities are varied and include habitat management, survey/monitoring a range of species and habitats, infrastructure maintenance, record keeping and report writing, leading volunteer work groups and guided walks. The RSPB’s work in the area goes beyond our two reserves. You'll be part of a much wider vision for landscape-scale rainforest conservation.


  • Be jointly responsible for the implementation of the reserve management plans including habitat management and record keeping to ensure delivery of sites’ and RSPB objectives and compliance obligations.
  • Undertake and oversee species/habitat survey and monitoring work on the sites to ensure delivery of sites’ objectives.
  • Undertake and oversee the maintenance of the reserve estate (including machinery where relevant) to ensure efficient and safe operation and use to meet the RSPB’s and the sites’ Health & Safety and other obligations.
  • Lead volunteer work parties
  • Ensure the reserve is managed in accordance with best practise with respect to Health and Safety, environmental management and legal compliance of conservation and land management operations.
  • Supervise contractors to carry out work on site safely and legally to deliver the management plan targets.
  • Assist in the delivery of visitor services activities to deliver the reserve’s targets.
  • Be as capable of hard, physical work in all weather conditions as you are of attending to the detail of accurate report writing.
  • Have a full UK driving licence.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Understand the ecological & survey requirements of key species and habitats
  • A proven track record of conservation land management.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements applying to site management
  • Practical estate management and maintenance skills
  • Organisational skills, including time management and prioritisation.
  • A proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Working with staff, volunteers and contractors.
  • Individual and team management skills.

Closing Date: 23:59, Sat, 17th Dec 2022

We're looking to conduct interviews for this position from 11th January 2023.

To complete your online application / find out more please CLICK HERE

Closing Date: 17/12/2022  Location: Glenborrodale, Fort William, PH36 4JP

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