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Assistant Warden

Reference number: A4990220

Location: Cambridgeshire

The post is for a seven month summer Assistant Warden contract on the Ouse Washes reserve in Cambridgeshire.
The Ouse Washes is the largest lowland wet grassland site in the UK, comprising of 1200ha. The post will involve delivering land management, monitoring and maintaining the reserve infrastructure. You will work under the direction of the warden to deliver habitat management on the main reserve, duties will include water control of ditches, topping grass after grazing, chain sawing scrub and leading and working with volunteers. Good breeding bird identification skills are essential, as you will be part of a four-person team carrying out surveys.

Reporting and computer skills are desirable to assist the warden to process survey data. The position is part of a larger team which includes a stock team of 5 people managing cattle on the reserve. You will have the opportunity to learn basic livestock skills, along with many other opportunities to learn from other members of staff. For the right person, this position offers a wonderful opportunity to allow skill development and to progress career aspirations.
Accommodation can be provided.

Salary starting at

£19,602 to £21,236 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: 7 Month Fixed Term Contract

Closing date: 21 February 2020
Interview date: 11 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 A4990220 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
Paul Harrington

Send application details to
Tabitha Woolnough