What we're looking for
Do you love Old Hall Marshes and the Essex Coast? This is a unique opportunity to help with the ongoing management of the reserve. Old Hall Marshes is the largest remaining area of ancient coastal grazing marsh in Essex. Home to a wide range of species including some very special and scarce Essex species such as lapwing, redshank, marsh harrier, bearded tits, and numerous other species both avian and non-avian. Tucked away and hidden on the Blackwater estuary, Old Hall and the Blackwater are one of the finest places to see wildlife in Essex and arguably the country. We are looking for an individual to co-ordinate a team of weekend wardens who will play a valuable and ongoing role in our efforts to manage the reserve. Based either on the reserve or at home, you will be the first point of contact for a team of weekend wardens who will be responsible for opening and closing of the reserve, checking the Konik ponies, engaging with visitors, patrolling and conducting formal and informal surveys on the reserve. Duties will include organising a weekend rota, compiling survey reports, keeping records of livestock checks and surveys undertaken, notifying staff of any problems on the reserve and managing and enthusing a team of volunteers.