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Chesil Beach Tern Project Officer

Reference number: A4960220

Location: Chesil Beach, Dorset

Would you like to play a vital role in conserving one of the UK'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 growing 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 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.

Salary starting at

£19,602 to £21,236 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed Term for 5 months

Closing date: 28 February 2020
Interview date: 13 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 A4960220 on your application.

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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
Richard Archer

Send application details to
Barbara Bodkin