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Warden - Exe Estuary

Warden
Reference: JAN20228865
Location: Exe Estuary reserves - Exeter
Contract: Permanent Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week.
Salary: £25,280.00 - £28,045.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave

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

The Exe is an internationally important estuary for wildlife, specifically for the tens of thousands of waders and wildfowl which come here in winter. Our team manage five mainly wet grassland nature reserves around the Exe with the wintering wildlife in mind.

Our visitor operation is small but growing and we have great ambitions for the nearby population of Exeter to be more engaged with nature and to make the Exe estuary reserves more accessible. Part of your role will involve supporting our visitor operations team to help deliver close up nature experiences.

What’s the role about?

In your role as reserves Warden, you will coordinate and lead the delivery of a busy work programme across multiple sites.

Essential Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of and a proven track record of conservation land management
  • Relevant ecological knowledge, particularly relevant to wetlands and/or mixed farm landscapes
  • Agricultural or livestock knowledge
  • Knowledge and experience of health and safety applying to site management
  • Relevant knowledge of compliance requirements eg agricultural and environmental legislation
  • Able to communicate and engage effectively with a wide range of audiences whether in person, by phone, video or email
  • Estate management skills
  • Machinery operations and equipment servicing
  • Tickets, some of: pesticides (PA1, PA2, PA6AW), brushcutter, 4x4, sit-astride ATV, trailed loads, first aid, chainsaw
  • A proactive approach to problem solving
  • Organisational, time management and prioritisation skills
  • Individual and team management skills
  • Experience of biological monitoring
  • Experience of working with graziers and contractors
  • Record keeping/data management
  • Experience of working with and/or managing staff and/or volunteers
  • You will need to be able to access remote locations without the use of public transport.

Closing date: 23:59, 30 January 2022

We will be looking to conduct interviews around the 9th of February 2022

To apply click here

Closing Date: 30/12/2022  Location: Exeter

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