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Assistant Warden

Here's an exciting chance to contribute to the conservation of the High Weald's heathland and woodland nature reserves.

Assistant Warden
Reference: MAY20232734
Location: Tunbridge Wells area
Salary: £25,723.00 - £27,614.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave

The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing the reserve management plans alongside the warden. This will include all aspects of habitat management, estate maintenance, species surveying and leading volunteer work parties across the reserves.

Key areas of work will include:

  • Maintenance of estate infrastructure
  • Habitat management as defined by the reserve's management plan and agri-environment agreement
  • Maintenance of tools and machinery
  • Monitoring of critical species and habitats
  • Planning and leading volunteer work parties
  • Assist with management and welfare of the reserve livestock
  • Assist with ensuring legal compliance of conservation & land management operations
  • Assist with the supervision of contractors
  • Plan and implement small projects
  • Collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • General administration and report writing.

Essential knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of heathland management
  • Knowledge and experience of woodland management
  • Experience of managing and leading volunteers
  • Experience in managing and leading conservation work parties
  • Knowledge of livestock management
  • Experience and qualifications in chainsaw use.
  • Experience and qualification in brushcutter use.
  • Experience and knowledge of surveys and biological monitoring
  • Experience in undertaking practical tasks and infrastructure maintenance
  • Experience in the safe operation and maintenance of machinery, tools and equipment
  • 1st aid qualification
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience in practical problem solving and using high levels of initiative
  • Full UK driving licence or able to access remote locations.

Desirable knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • Clearing saw qualification
  • Training and experience in 4 x 4 off road driving
  • Experience implementing risk assessments and updating health and safety records
  • Experience in report writing

Closing date: 23:59, Sun, 18th Jun 2023

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 30th June.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK to be offered an employment contract.

Apply HERE

Closing Date: 18/06/2023  Location: Tunbridge Wells

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