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Reserve Warden - Stiperstones NNR

Contract: Fixed Term (12 month appointment - 3days/week)
Salary: £21,200 pro rata
Location: The Stiperstones and Downton Gorge National Nature Reserves (West Midlands Team)

Play a vital role in protecting and enhancing these National Nature Reserves.

At Natural England, we advise the UK Government on the natural environment. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. From advising farmers on sustainable land management, to gathering and analysing environmental data, and promoting health and wellbeing through the great outdoors, we love what we do. Join us and you’ll be part of an inclusive, motivated and ambitious team, committed to achieving results for our environment, for everyone.

The West Midlands team are looking for a motivated Reserve Warden to join their team working on the Stiperstones and Downton Gorge National Nature Reserves Based in South Shropshire the role will assist with the delivery of a wide variety of conservation and estate management duties across these two sites. The successful candidate will have experience of delivering a variety of practical skills across a range of habitats, working on their own and as part of a small team and alongside volunteers.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain a large amount of experience implementing the conservation management plans and estate work across a range of habitats on these two sites. The Stiperstones NNR is managed by Natural England and is an upland heathland site with important acid grassland, upland oak woodland, mires and hay meadows. The site is important for its upland birds, invertebrates and flora. Downton Gorge is a riverine valley woodland in Herefordshire which is important for its woodland plants, invertebrates and birds.

The role is initially a fixed term contract for 12 months.

We welcome and encourage applications from all communities and, wherever possible, we accommodate requests for both full and part-time hours and other flexible working patterns. Everyone at Natural England is supported to develop their skills and capabilities. You can also look forward to great benefits including a Civil Service pension.

If you’re inspired to protect and enhance England’s wildlife, and want to work for a leading science-led organisation, apply here or at Civil Service Jobs - GOV.UK

Closing Date: 12/12/2022  Location: The Stiperstones NNR, Shrewsbury

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