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Assistant Reserve Warden

Closing date
12 May 2024

Assistant Reserve Warden - Species Survival Fund
Location: Steart Marshes
Salary: £23,402 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term

This is a fixed term contract until 28th February 2026. The role is full time working 5 days out of 7 including some weekends and bank holidays.

About The Role

An exciting opportunity to assist with practical reserves management, as part of the Species Survival Fund, a 2 year project: Wetter For Waders: Enhancing Somerset’s Coastal Wetlands. You'll be part of our team based across the Steart Marshes and Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserves. This will include management of habitats, working with the farmers grazing the reserve, maintenance of infrastructure, survey and monitoring, and supervision of volunteers. Practical training will be provided as part of the role.

As one of the largest of wetlands managed by WWT and an integral coastal component of the wider Somerset landscape, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn about wetland conservation, restoration and creation. Be on the cutting edge of management techniques supporting the increase in abundance of rare and protected wetland habitats and species. 
Wetter For Waders is funded by the Government's Species Survival Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

About You

To join as our Assistant Reserve Warden you'll bring: 

  • Qualifications at GCSE standard (grades A – C or 4 - 9) or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working in a similar environment
  • Excellent observational skills.
  • Experience of working in a customer service environment.
  • Full UK driving licence as you will be required to drive to the reserve.

We are looking for someone who can work as part of a small team, with a positive, proactive approach and an enthusiasm for nature conservation.

About Us

We’re WWT, and we’re on a mission to restore the super-powered ecosystems we call wetlands. There’s never been a more important moment for our work, and we’ve got some phenomenal people on the case.

Whether they’re taking a new visitor under their wing, or conducting ground-breaking research further afield, our team are second to none. And there’s nothing we love more than watching them soar.

Whatever you do here, you’ll be helping to restore wetlands and unlock their power. So, the only question left is, what role will you play?

Why you’ll love working at WWT

  • Wake up every day knowing your work is helping to restore wetlands, and our world
  • Be surrounded and inspired by our team of passionate, dedicated people
  • 33 days annual leave (which goes up to 38 days after 5 years of service) – this includes bank holidays and you have flexibility to take those days whenever you want
  • Free entry to all our wetland centres, including your family
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Colleague discount on shopping and memberships
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance of three times your salary, for peace of mind for your loved ones
  • Independent personal, workplace and financial advice from Care first

Closing Date: 2nd May 2024

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410.

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