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Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Monitoring Officer

Reference number: A4390120

Location: Antrim Plateau

The post-holder will conduct surveys on breeding waders (curlews,lapwings and snipe) on upland and moorland farms in the Antrim Hills Curlew Initiative, which is a group option within the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) facilitated by RSPB.

The main tasks will be conducting surveys of farmland/moorland birds, with a particular focus on curlew, to determine species abundance and distribution, conducting farmland/moorland vegetation surveys, liaising with farmers and landowners on-site and local RSPB staff, keeping neat field notes and inputting data on excel and GIS.

The post-holder will be predominately lone-working for the majority of the season. You will be in regular contact with your line manager and other colleagues, but you will be expected to plan your own daily and weekly work schedules effectively and efficiently with minimal day-to-day supervision.

The post is physically demanding, requiring pre-dawn starts, long days of walking over rough terrain, sometimes in inclement weather. You will be required to work unsociable hours, including the occasional weekend, depending on weather.

Although the vast majority of your time will be spent in the field, you will be expected to complete all associated data entry/checking throughout the length of the contract. You will also be required to submit all paper records at the end of the contract, and it is therefore essential that all notes are kept in a neat, organised and legible fashion.

Salary starting at

£16,504 to £17,880 Per Annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed Term for 3 Months

Closing date: 21 February 2020
Interview date: 6 March 2020

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 A4390120 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 144Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Application details (Word 33Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Equal opportunities form (Word 31Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

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.

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Katie Gibb

Send application details to
Ashleigh Campbell