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Shorebird and Engagement Warden

Contract: Fixed Term 24th April – 31st August

Location: Based at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, Northumberland

Hours: 37.5 hours per week on rota and will include weekends and bank holidays

Salary: £21200 pro rata

The LIFE WADER project LIFE20NAT/UK/000277 is a five year project that aims to improve the condition of the river, intertidal and marine habitats of the Northumberland Coast and Tweed catchment for the species that depend on them. The project area incorporates Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve is one of the most important sites for breeding shorebirds in north-east England with 65km of coastline. This is an exciting opportunity to help protect this internationally important site through the education of visitors and extensive monitoring and management of nesting shorebirds across the Reserve.


  • Knowledge of UK shorebird ecology and survey methods is beneficial but not essential; full training will be given. A keen eye for detail is more important.
  • Personable and strong communication skills are vital – engaging with members of the public to improve their understanding of the Shorebird Protection Scheme and the associated sensitivities as well as ensuring that every visitor you meet is aware of and following the NNR bylaws
  • Initiative and flexibility – willingness to work outside in all conditions and adapt to changing situations.
  • Due to the size of the site having a driving licence and access to your own car is desirable.
  • Post holder will often be working alone in remote locations and so will be expected to adhere to strict health and safety protocols.

For more information please ring the Reserve office on 01289 381470 or

To apply for the role please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing Date: 24/03/2023  Location: Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

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