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Warden - Mainland Orkney Reserves

RSPB Scotland manages a suite of 13 nature reserves in Orkney, conserving a range of habitats from wetlands to uplands and priority species including seabirds, breeding waders, corncrakes and hen harriers.

Warden - Mainland Orkney Reserves
Location: Stromness office, Orkney
Salary: £26,180.00 - £29,043.00 Per Annum
Duration: Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

What’s the role about

As an Orkney mainland warden you will be part of a small team delivering the management plan work programmes for our reserves across Orkney. Main tasks include co-ordination and delivery of the reserves land management objectives, ensuring high standards of health and safety, legal compliance and associated record keeping whilst monitoring some of our key species annually in sometimes remote areas. Our primary habitat management is delivered through a number of annual grazing lets and four agri-environment schemes for individual reserves which need to be administered and managed on the ground as part of this role.

Essential skills:

  • an interest in wildlife and land management, proven bird monitoring skills, agricultural and livestock experience and good communication skills.
  • enjoys working with others as part of a team or independently when required, as well as being able to cope with the physical demands of the role in a variety of habitats and weather conditions.
  • Relevant conservation (including grazing), ecological and land management experience.
  • Practical agricultural and livestock management experience and knowledge to enable you to deliver agri-environment schemes desirable.
  • Experience of wetland and/or upland management in the UK
  • Experience of living and working in remote areas within small communities would be an advantage.
  • A proven track record in biological monitoring techniques relevant to the role.
  • Relevant knowledge and application of health and safety standards, compliance requirements associated with agricultural and environmental legislation with particular reference to grazing livestock.
  • Good communication skills and computer literacy which includes record keeping and data management.
  • Proven ability to work in a team and to build collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders including farmers, suppliers, neighbours, colleagues, contractors and regulators.
  • Machinery operational experience on a variety of relevant equipment, and an ability to carry out tool and machinery maintenance is desirable.
  • Good practical estate skills, such as fencing and maintaining reserves visitor infrastructure.
  • Experience of managing and engaging volunteers and supervising volunteer work parties.
  • Public engagement experience, particularly involvement with visitor events.

Closing date:
Sunday 23rd October

To complete your application online, please CLICK HERE

Closing Date: 23/10/2022  Location: Stromness office, Orkney

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