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Assistant Warden

Reference: MAY20227852
Location: Ouse Fen
Salary: £23,959 - £26,180 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Duration: Full time, Fixed Term Contract until end of December 2022

What’s the role about?

We're looking for an enthusiastic individual with relevant experience to join our team to assist with the day to day implementation of the reserve management plan and deliver our habitat, species and visitor engagement goals. This role offers a great opportunity to develop a broad range of experience across many operational areas. You'll join a wider team including Fen Drayton Lakes reserve where we are embarking on an exciting new programme of development for visitors.

In the role of Assistant Warden, you'll help us to deliver an ambitious work programme of practical conservation and hands-on habitat management from land and water. You will be using a range of machinery to maintain our lakes, islands, reedbeds, floodplain grasslands and scrub. You will also be working with volunteers on weekly work parties carrying out estate infrastructure and health and safety maintenance, delivering events and contributing to our annual records and reports.

Essential skills qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience:

  • You will have knowledge of the key ecological principles and management techniques for our habitats
  • Practical land and estate management skills
  • You’ll also have the skills to maintain infrastructure for visitors with an understanding of both health and safety and quality standards.
  • You’ll need to work closely with other members of the team to prioritise and deliver to an agreed work plan.
  • You will balance this with your own delegated priorities to plan and implement these independently, sometimes leading small volunteers teams, ensuring they are kept safe and supported.
  • You’ll be a practically minded and problem solving individual able to come up with well thought through solutions and strong communication skills to pass your experience on.
  • You’ll need Lantra or equivalent small machinery qualifications and experience such as brushcutter and 4x4.
  • Knowledge of servicing and maintaining vehicles, machinery, tools and equipment to agreed standards.
  • Manage your own survey, mapping and data records.
  • Full driving licence or ability to access remote locations without public transport.


  • Lantra or equivalent qualification in using equipment s PA1/6 pesticides.
  • Experience of working with livestock.

Closing Date: 23:59, Mon, 4th Jul 2022

We're looking to conduct interviews for this position from 14th July 2022.


Closing Date: 04/07/2022  Location: Ouse Fen, Earith, PE28 3PS

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