Logo: RSPB



Reference: APR20237948
Location: Haweswater
Salary: £28,331.00 - £30,415.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days annual leave

Fancy working in of England’s most dramatic and exciting upland landscapes? Situated in the Eastern Lake District, Haweswater is a mosaic of mossy temperate rainforest, soaring fells, rushing rivers, flower-strewn crags, bogs and meadows. It is home Pied Flycatchers, Peregrine Falcons, Red Squirrels, Atlantic Salmon, Mountain Ringlet Butterflies and rare alpine plants. In partnership with landowner United Utilities, we are working at a landscape-scale to restore habitats for the benefit of people, water and wildlife.

We’re looking for a strong team player with a passion for upland conservation to join our growing workforce, contributing to coordinating and delivering an ambitious land management programme.

What's the role about?

Working closely with the existing site warden, and line managing an Estate Worker, Livestock Assistant and volunteers, you will take a lead in the following key work areas:

  • Management and coordination of volunteers, both residential and non-residential, ensuring that all are well supported, have enjoyable experiences and make meaningful contributions to the management of the site.
  • Line Management of the Estate Worker, ensuring that they have clear and achievable objectives, and deliver essential estate tasks to a high standard.
  • Line Management of the Livestock Assistant, ensuring that they are contributing to the care of Haweswater’s cattle, sheep and ponies in a way that is compliant with health and safety standards, management plan targets and legal requirements.
  • Coordination and communication of the site work programme, ensuring that all members of the Haweswater team, stalkers, ecotourism providers and other key stakeholders are aware of what conservation activities are taking place on site.
  • Responsibility for site boundaries, ensuring that Haweswater’s many miles of dry stone walls, fences and hedges and checked and maintained.

You will also be expected to help with surveying and monitoring, tree planting and aftercare, livestock management and a range of other activities to deliver Haweswater’s management plan and agri-environment scheme objectives.

As part of a large and multi-disciplinary site workforce you will be expected to contribute positively to an inclusive and supportive team culture.

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday, 4th June 2023
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 12th June 2023.

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Closing Date: 04/06/2023  Location: RSPB Haweswater, Naddle Farm, Burn Banks, Bampton, Penrith CA10 2RP

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