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Warden - Belfast Reserves

Reference: SEP20224496
Location: Belfast
Salary: £26,180.00 - £29,043.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave (pro-rata)

RSPB NI are recruiting a Warden to work with the Site Manager Area East NI to manage designated habitats for seabirds and water birds at RSPB's four Belfast Harbour Reserve sites, two Larne Lough sites and at Carlingford Lough.

The Role

The Warden will report to the Site Manager and take advice from the Senior Reserves Ecologist and Health & Safety Manager to be responsible for the effective and efficient day to day running of RSPB Belfast Harbour, Larne Lough and Carlingford Lough Reserves.

The Warden will take a lead role in the implementation of the estate, livestock and habitat management, management plan delivery, species and habitat monitoring and visitor services.

The Belfast Harbour Reserves Warden will be responsible for implementing the reserves management plans to include habitat management, record keeping and seasonal livestock/grazing where relevant to ensure delivery of site and RSPB objectives and compliance obligations.

The warden will:

  • Manage non-residential volunteers to ensure delivery of sites' work programmes. This includes ensuring that they are trained and equipped properly to work safely.
  • Undertake and oversee species/habitat survey and monitoring work on the sites to ensure delivery of sites' objectives.
  • Undertake and oversee the maintenance of the reserve estate
  • Ensure the reserve is managed in accordance with best practise with respect to Health and Safety, environmental management and legal compliance of conservation and land management operations.
  • Supervise contractors
  • Assist in the delivery of visitor services activities to deliver the reserve's targets.
  • Manage medium and small projects using the RSPB's Project Management Framework to achieve site/s objectives/delivery of management plan objectives.

   
Essential Knowledge and experience

  • Proven track record of land especially nature conservation management.
  • Biological monitoring experience of water birds and seabirds
  • Knowledge of Area of Scientific Interest (ASSI), Special Protected Area (SPA) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) requirements (eg agricultural & environmental legislation) Essential skills
  • Communication and interpersonal experience working with contractors.
  • Individual and team management skills working with staff and volunteers.
  • Estate management.
  • Organisational including time management and prioritisation.
  • Problem solving

   
Closing date: 23:59, Thu, 20th Oct 2022

Apply HERE

Closing Date: 20/10/2022  Location: Belfast

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