Reserve Assistant, Woolston Eyes

A fantastic opportunity to help conserve a wildlife haven at Woolston Eyes. Your work will continue and improve the success of breeding wildfowl and warblers at this nationally important site.

Wednesday 29 May 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Various locations

What we're looking for

Woolston Eyes is a mixture of open water, reed, scrub and meadow that combines to make a perfect habitat for species such as Black Necked Grebe, Willow Tit and Grasshopper Warbler. We are looking for people who can come along on a weekday as and when they can to assist the warden with jobs he cannot do on his own. In addition we hold volunteer work parties on Thursdays, 10am - 3pm and are looking for people who can join us. The tasks will include • assisting with reed cutting to increase the amount of open water for breeding grebes • willow coppicing and removal to enhance the habitat for the UK's fastest declining resident species – the Willow Tit • general site maintenance including scrub clearance, invasive species control, and hide maintenance.

The skills you need

Ideally you will have an aptitude for working outside, in all weathers and be enthusiastic when working in a team. An understanding out conservation management or previous practical experience would be desirable but not essential.

Your time

no minimum commitment
all year round

What's in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of a team wanting to make a difference and learn more about the local reserve and how it is managed for wildlife. This role will also provide experience for those wanting to pursue a career within the conservation sector.

How to apply


Daniel Gornall, Dee Estuary, England
Tel: 0151 353 2726
Email: Daniel.Gornall@RSPB.ORG.UK


Training will be provided where appropriate, and travel expenses are available.

Reference number 7670