Brushcutter & Chainsaw Operator

Thursday 6 September 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Exe Estuary Reserve

What we're looking for

As you can imagine, there are a huge amount of tasks we need to do in order to manage woodland habitat effectively for wildlife. We're looking for people to help give wildlife its best chance. Much of this work involves being able to use a chainsaw and/or brushcutter, so we're looking for enthusiastic people who are willing and able to help us at the reserve with the chainsaw and/or brushcutter work. The time commitment to this role is very variable, as it depends entirely on the condition of the reserves. There's always a high demand for brush cutters in spring/summer, and chainsaw work is regular all year round. There is also a need for 'emergency' chainsaw users that we can call upon at a days' notice to handle fallen trees or access issues if they arise.

The skills you need

Having your own machinery is desirable, but there is machinery you can borrow. It is absolutely essential that you are already certified.

Your time

Variable, depending on the condition of the reserves
Year Round (chainsaw) Spring/Summer (Brushcutters)

What's in it for you?

Using your professional skills, this is a great opportunity to make a real difference for the birds and wildlife at the Devon Reserves, to meet new people across the team, and learn some entirely new skills along the way.

How to apply


Eleanor Woolway, Exe Estuary Reserve
Tel: 01392 833111


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

Reference number 8786