Logo: Bird Aware Essex Coast

Chelmsford City Council

Coastal Ranger

Bird Aware Essex is a partnership project that raises awareness and understanding of the overwintering and breeding birds on the Essex coast while encouraging all visitors to enjoy the coast responsibly, sharing our shores with wildlife. We work on the coastline covering all 10 Designated Habitat Sites, from the Thames Estuary in the South up to the Stour Estuary in the North.

We are a partnership made up of twelve local councils, Essex County Council, Natural England, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Essex Wildlife Trust. For more information about Bird Aware Essex view our website

We are seeking highly motivated and organised individuals that have excellent communication and engagement skills to join the Bird Aware Essex Team.

Working across the Essex coastline you will be experienced in communicating and engaging with a wide range of people, bringing a passion for conservation and inspiring positive behavioural change, to reduce the impacts of recreational disturbance to coastal birds and their habitats.

The successful applicant will provide an on-the-ground ranger service, undertaking patrols along the coast and delivering a varied programme of engagement activities and events, promoting awareness and understanding of the effects of human disturbance on coastal birds. Therefore, experience of delivering engagement activities and of leading the planning and delivery of events to the public and volunteers is essential.

The post-holder will have a proven ability in building effective partnerships, working positively with a variety of stakeholders and partners to deliver a coastal code and habitat protection initiatives.

Strong team players who are also able to work on their own is sought. The successful candidates will be capable working in a physically active environment, you will be working in challenging conditions through all weathers so a passion for the great outdoors and wildlife is essential.

A full clean driving licence and access to own transport is essential as the role will involve regular travel to sites along the Essex coast between Thurrock and Manningtree.

Interviews are currently scheduled for the 9th June.

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Closing Date: 01/06/2023  Location: Chelmsford, Essex

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