Warburg Nature Reserve Warden (Maternity Cover)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

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15 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 19 February 2023
Salary: £24,800 - £25,500 per annum
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Warburg Nature Reserve,

Bix Bottom, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6BJ
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We have an exciting opportunity for you as maternity cover for the Warburg Warden, managing one of the flagship nature reserves for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.

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Please apply via the link. Queries should be directed to recruitment@bbowt.org.uk

Warburg Nature Reserve Warden (Maternity Cover)

We have an exciting opportunity for you as maternity cover for the Warburg Warden, managing one of the flagship nature reserves for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated candidate to be part of the Oxfordshire Reserves Team at Warburg Nature Reserve, located in the hills of the stunning Chilterns AONB.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing the 107 hectares of woodland and chalk grassland at Warburg nature reserve, following set workplans and managing contractors
  • Organising, supporting and leading volunteers including managing practical conservation workdays
  • Delivering an excellent visitor experience
  • Maintaining the welfare of the Warburg livestock.

What we’re looking for:

  • Significant experience of applied nature conservation management (paid or voluntary)
  • In-depth knowledge of ecological principles and habitat management, and assessment for a range of habitat types
  • broad knowledge of British wildlife and conservation issues
  • Able to communicate appropriately and effectively with a variety of audiences.

For all your hard work you can expect a great rewards package in return:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement with paid birthday leave and generous occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and family-friendly policies
  • Flexible working to achieve work-life balance
  • Pension with generous employer contribution
  • Learning & Development Programme for all (SEED)
  • Well-being initiatives including qualified Mental Health First Aiders across BBOWT, access to our Employee Assistance Programme, providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters; 3x life assurance, online GP access and a YuLife benefit package with free will writing, a variety of discounts and ability to claim vouchers to use in a wide range of stores when you redeem YuPoints earned by being active or meditation sessions.
  • Salary sacrifice Cycle scheme & Electric Vehicle scheme
  • Membership to BBOWT’s, and The Wildlife Trusts’, Staff Network Groups for social interaction, peer support and personal development.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. Find out more.

Salary: £24,800 - £25,500 per annum.

Contract: Maternity cover Fixed term, 35 hours per week.

Based: Warburg Nature Reserve, hybrid working available.

This post will be DBS checked at basic level. A criminal conviction will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position. BBOWT will not unfairly discriminate on the basis of criminal convictions. BBOWT’s policy regarding this matter and the Disclosure and Barring Service Code of Practice are available on request.

The closing time and date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 19th February 2023.

Interviews will be held in person on Monday 27th February 2023 at Warburg Nature Reserve, Bix Bottom, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 6BJ.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

  • JD.Warburg Mat Cover.Jan2023.Final_.docx
  • Terms & Conditions of Employment 2022-23.pdf
  • Benefits Sept2022.pdf
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