RSPB • Northward Hill

Assistant Warden (Fixed-Term) - Northward Hill

Employment type:  Contract
Salary:  £23939 - £26558 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Are you looking to enhance and develop your skills and knowledge to progress your career in conservation? The RSPB's North Kent Marshes team are looking for an enthusiastic conservationist with a passion for wildlife to help deliver for nature across four reserves on the Hoo Peninsula; Northward Hill, Cliffe Pools, Higham Marshes and Shorne Marshes.

The reserves consist of a wide variety of habitats; grazing marsh, saline and brackish lagoons, woodland, scrub and reedbeds. These habitats hold a variety of breeding birds such as Lapwing, Nightingale, and Marsh harrier, plus water voles, hares and scarce invertebrates.

The successful applicant will undertake a range of habitat management and species monitoring activities across the suite of reserves in North Kent. This would be a great role for somebody starting out in their conservation career and will enhance and develop your skills and knowledge.

Key areas of work will include:

  • Practical habitat management.
  • Leading a team of volunteers.
  • Species and habitat surveys.
  • Maintaining high standards of health and safety and agricultural compliance.
  • Maintenance of machinery to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently.
  • Engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, including neighbours, graziers, Reserve Ecologists etc.

What we need from you:

  • Energy, enthusiasm and a passion for nature.
  • A well organised approach to work.
  • Knowledge of conservation land management.
  • Knowledge of ecological surveys and monitoring.

This is a full-time, fixed-term contract for 5 months. For all application/role enquiries please contact We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 5th December 2022.

As part of this application process you will be asked to complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

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