Old Hall Marshes Weekend Warden

We are looking for individuals to become weekend wardens who will play a valuable and ongoing role in our efforts to manage and protect this wonderful reserve,

Thursday 15 March 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Practical conservation, Surveying wildlife
Old Hall Marshes

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 lapwing, redshank, marsh harrier, bearded tits, and numerous other species both avian and non-avian. Tucked away and hidden on the Blackwater estuary, one of the finest places to see wildlife in Essex and arguably the country. This is a brand new initiative for Old Hall marshes. We are looking for individuals to become weekend wardens who will play a valuable and ongoing role in our efforts to manage the reserve, As weekend Wardens your role will be both varied and interesting but duties could involve opening and closing the reserve, checking the Konik ponies, taking part in surveys both avian and non-avian, engaging with visitors and some basic maintenance work around the reserve as required.

The skills you need

Enthusiasm, self-motivated with good organisational and communication skills. An ability to be discrete with sensitive information and to use tact and diplomacy will be necessary. Enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, birds and other wildlife is beneficial but not essential.

Your time

1 day per week desirable
All year round

What's in it for you?

This is a unique opportunity to volunteer in a very special place for wildlife. Old Hall is the hidden gem of Essex. You will gain experience of surveying, working with livestock, the day to day management of the reserve. Full training and support will be given by the reserve team and you will be supported by a Weekend warden Co-ordinator throughout your volunteering experience. This is a unique and fantastic opportunity to play a vital part in managing a fantastic reserve

How to apply


Kieren Alexander, Old Hall Marshes
Tel: 01621 869015
Email: Kieren.Alexander@rspb.org.uk


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary

Reference number 8594