Reserve Assistant, Woolston Eyes

Posted:
Thursday 15 December 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
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 Wednesdays and 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

Minimum:
no minimum commitment
Duration:
ongoing
Period:
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

Contact

Ashley Radford, Dee Estuary, England
Tel: 0151 336 4932
Email: Ashley.Radford@rspb.org.uk

Notes

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

Reference number 7670