What we're looking for
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy is our hidden gem, a rich mosaic of landscapes and communities, that challenge, inspire and enrich the lives of those lucky enough to experience it. At the heart of the Berwyn mountains, on the southern boundary of the Snowdonia National Park, Lake Vyrnwy sits in RSPB's North Wales Moors Priority Landscape. The 10,000 hectare Vyrnwy estate is owned by Hafren Dyfrdwy and managed in partnership with the RSPB. Lake Vyrnwy's blanket bog, dry heath and ffridd are home to some of Wales's rarest wildlife including Hen Harrier, Black Grouse, Curlew and Welsh Clearwing moth, and store huge quantities of carbon. Our RSPB farm team manage 4500 hectares of uplands, delivering environmental benefits and ecosystem services within a viable commercial model. Our wardens work closely with our farm team to support the delivery of our conservation objectives through the farm. Overall purpose of the role. During our monitoring season we require assistance with a variety of survey work. This includes hen harrier, merlin, curlew and black grouse monitoring over our majestic moorlands and recording pied flycatchers and redstarts during woodland CBC surveys. We require assistance with general wardening, including estate maintenance and potentially some work with livestock on the farm (including lambing in late March). This placement would suit either an individual or a couple from the same household.