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Project Officer - Chesil Beach

Reference number: A5220119

Location: Dorset

Would you like to play a vital role in conserving one of the SW region's special seabird colonies? We are looking for an enthusiastic, practical and highly dedicated person with good communication skills and experience of species protection and/or seabird monitoring to look after the region's only little tern colony at Chesil Beach in Dorset. Duties will include overseeing and delivering a range of activities including providing and maintaining fox proof fencing, monitoring tern numbers and breeding success, liaising with partner organisations and talking to members of the public, including giving talks and walks. A key part of the role is managing a team of dedicated volunteers including four residential volunteers and many from the local community. We are looking for someone who can start in early April, who can work flexible hours including weekends where necessary and has a full driving licence.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£19,602 - £21,236 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: 5 months

Closing date: 18 February 2019

How to apply

Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A5220119 on your application.

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Who to contact

For questions about this post
Kevin Rylands
01392 457190

Send application details to
Natasha Laverick
The RSPB, South West Regional Office, 4th Floor (North Block), Broadwalk House, Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1TS, 01392 453766