Shetland Assistant Warden

Are you passionate about Phalaropes, whacky about waders and staggered by skuas?

Working in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, surrounded by special landscapes and sensational wildlife, we are looking for an assistant warden to carry out our varied and exciting work programme here in Shetland.

Shetland Assistant Warden
Reference number: A3781219
Location: Fetlar, Shetland Salary starting at: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range.
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed Term for 20 months

From monitoring rare breeding red-necked phalaropes and surveying vast swathes of peatland to recording data and bringing reports to life, the role is varied and immersed in some awe-inspiring work.

Whilst largely based on the Northern Isles of Shetland, working across the stunning islands of Fetlar and Yell, some of the work programme will bring you down to the South working with special seabirds such as storm petrels, Arctic terns and skuas. We have ambitious plans to reverse declines in certain species with habitat restoration and management, as well as maintain and grow populations of some of the UK's rarest avian species.

The Shetland team is close knit, so even though some of the work is often remote, you will be working with like minded, passionate colleagues who are striving to achieve a shared vision. For this we need an assistant warden with a friendly manner, able to utilise excellent communication skills within our team and with our external stakeholders, neighbours, grazers, visitors and local communities.

If you think that you have the knowledge, passion and survey skills to be part of our team, enjoying breath-taking scenery, staggering wildlife encounters and essential conservation work, we would love to hear from you!

Closing date: 2 January 2020

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