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Hen Harrier Nest Protection Officers

The RSPB is looking for seasonal flexible contract staff for the overnight nest protection of hen harriers in northern England.

Hen Harrier Nest Protection Officer - 4 Posts

Ref: A4700120
Location: Lancashire
Salary starting at: £8.46 to £9.17 Per Hour
Hours: Full time, Hourly paid as and when required
Contract: Fixed Term for 6 Months

The posts will most likely be based in Northumberland, Cumbria or Lancashire, but with the flexibility to move elsewhere dependent on the location of a nesting attempt. The main purpose of this team is to monitor nesting attempts to ensure the hen harrier nests have the best chance of success. This may involve carrying out overnight shifts, the time and length of these shifts to be coordinated by the line manager for the site.

Work will require long and unsociable hours in the field, often in adverse weather conditions. The nest monitoring team will need to work closely with volunteers, stakeholders, farmers and landowners on whose land part of the work may be carried out, as well as members of the general public. The nest monitoring team will need to ensure that this work is carried out in a safe manner which minimises any disturbance to the birds.

Successful applicants will have described in the application form how they meet the essential skills and experience that are detailed in the role profile, with particular emphasis on their experience of British upland conditions and terrain, and knowledge and experience of species protection work.

RSPB hen harrier work is supported by United Utilities.

Closing date: 27 February 2020

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