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Reference number: A4860220

Location: Argyll and Bute

We are looking for a highly motivated and competent individual to take up the post of Warden on The Oa, Isle of Islay. This is a great opportunity for someone to utilise and develop existing skills and to acquire new skills and knowledge. If you want a challenge in a wild, remote and beautiful landscape, then look no further.

The Oa reserve comprises over 2000ha of coastal grassland, cliffs, lochs and moorland with management for chough at its core. In addition, the reserve hosts an array of specialist raptors, waders, invertebrates and flora. Livestock farming plays a vital role in the management of this landscape and it's associated species. As such we manage the farming business in hand, running a mixture of native and commercial breeds of cattle and sheep.

You will work alongside the site manager, farm manager and stockperson, as well as managing volunteers. You will be regularly battered by wind and rain whilst monitoring wildlife, maintaining infrastructure, working with livestock and managing habitats. But when the sun shines, and the spectacular views reveal themselves, there's no better place to be.

Salary starting at

£22,073 to £23.912 Per Annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 21 February 2020
Interview date: 9 March 2020

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A4860220 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 122Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Job information pack (PDF 602Kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Application details (Word 33Kb, 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
David Wood

Send application details to
Liz Hathaway