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Forth Reserves Assistant Warden

Reference number: A4970220

Location: Falkirk

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Forth Reserves team as Assistant Warden.

The Forth Reserves team covers five reserves across central Scotland, and whether it is helping puffins on Fidra by controlling tree mallow, engaging with visitors at Black Devon Wetlands or monitoring numbers of Taiga Bean Geese (Scotland's only flock!) at Fannyside you will be an integral part in managing those reserves for wildlife.

Main roles and responsibilities will include:
• Practical habitat management e.g. vegetation management, infrastructure maintenance
• Wintering wildfowl surveys
• Breeding Bird Surveys
• Volunteer management
• Attending community engagement events
• Maintaining reserve databases and other reserve admin

The reserves team is small and the work varied so the successful candidate should be a team player who is willing to take on new challenges and with good organisational, communication, practical and inter-personal skills.

The successful candidate will be required to work weekends, bank holidays and the occasional evenings because of this and the part time nature of the role there will be a degree of flexibility in work pattern.

It would be beneficial for the post holder to hold a driving licence and have access to a car as there is no easy access to the reserve by public transport.

The RSPB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the appropriate safeguarding checks upon appointment.

Salary starting at

£19,602 to £21,236 Per Annum Pro Rata

Hours & contract information

Hours: Part time, 18.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 25 February 2020
Interview date: 10 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 A4970220 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
Allison Leonard

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