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Tern Wardens - Anglesey

Would you like to spend the summer living and working on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, spending your days by the sea watching over a bustling tern colony? Do you love seabirds and want to make a real difference to their fortunes? If so, then one of these roles could be for you!

Contract Tern Warden, Ynys Feurig & Contract Tern Warden, The Skerries
Reference: JAN20242909
Location: Ynys Feurig & the Skerries (Anglesey)
Salary: £25,723.00 - £27,614.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed-Term for 3.5 months
Benefits: Free accommodation

We are looking to fill vacancies at two very different sites – The Skerries and Ynys Feurig – both are part of the Anglesey Terns SPA and home to mixed colonies of Arctic & common terns.

Subject to funding, a fourth vacancy may also be available at The Inland Sea – a new Sandwich tern colony within the same SPA.

*Accommodation will be provided.

The ideal candidate will be a wildlife enthusiast, self-motivated, meticulous in data collection, and happy to work outside in all weather & isolated locations.

*Please see the additional information document on our website for further insight into these roles. Please state clearly on the 'About You' section of the application form which role you are applying to, i.e., The Skerries, Ynys Feurig, or both – and whether you would like to be considered for the Inland Sea role.

What we need from you:


  • Passionate about birds & wildlife
  • Happy to live & work in a team of two in a remote location
  • To be meticulous and thorough in data collection & recording
  • Able to work & meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Able to complete physical tasks
  • Have good bird identification skills, including terns
  • Be practically-minded & able to problem-solve
  • Be confident in report writing
  • Happy to work outside in all weathers, including at night (Ynys Feurig only)


  • Have experience of biological data collection
  • Full driver's license valid for use in the UK.

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

Closing date: 23:59, Monday, 4th March 2024
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 13th & 14th March 2024.

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Closing Date: 04/03/2024  Location: Ynys Feurig & the Skerries (Anglesey)

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