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Assistant Warden (Seasonal) Anglesey Terns SPA (3 posts)

Reference: JAN20222872
Expiry date: 23:59, 24 February 2022
Location: The Skerries & Ynys Feurig
Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance - Accommodation Provided.
Duration: 5-6 Months

Would you like to spend the summer living and working on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, spending your days by the sea watching over a bustling tern colony? Do you love seabirds and want to make a real difference to their fortunes? If so, then one of these roles could be for you!

We are looking to fill vacancies at two very different sites – The Skerries and Ynys Feurig – both part of the Anglesey Terns SPA, and both home to mixed colonies of Arctic & common terns. - Accommodation will be provided.

The ideal candidate will be a wildlife enthusiast, self-motivated, meticulous in data collection, and happy to work outside in all weathers & in isolated locations.

The sites:

The Skerries (2 posts) - The Skerries contract runs from the 20th of April until the 31st of August 2022.

The Skerries are a group of uninhabited islands in the Irish Sea, 2 miles off the coast of Anglesey. Home to the largest Arctic tern colony in the UK, several hundred pairs of breeding puffin, herring gull and lesser black-backed gull, as well as a colony grey seals, The Skerries is a spectacular place to spend a summer!

As Contract tern warden on the Skerries, you will be living full time with one colleague on the islands, in the old lighthouse keepers’ accommodation in the historic lighthouse, surrounded by the noisy terns, night & day. Food & supplies are brought out every 10 days or so by the local RSPB staff.

Ynys Feurig (1 post) - The Ynys Feurig contract runs from the 2nd of May until the 26th of August 2022.

Ynys Feurig are tidal islands, connected to the stunning Rhosneigr beach at low tide, and graced by several hundred pairs of common & Arctic terns. Living with one other colleague in a static caravan on a site in the nearby tourist village of Rhosneigr you are only a short walk through the flower-rich sand dunes and along the beach to the islands where you can spend time monitoring the colony from a purpose-built hide.

Although this post does not involve as much time actually in the colony as does the Skerries, it does give the opportunity in your free time to explore everything else that Anglesey & North Wales has to offer!

About the Roles

The aim of the roles is to protect and monitor the mixed seabird colonies present, focussing on Arctic, common & (if you are lucky) roseate terns.

The main tasks are:
Watch over the colony and try to prevent disturbance and predation
Undertake full colony counts of the terns
Monitor productivity
Monitor tern chick feeding rates
Identify & intensively monitor any roseate tern pairs that settle
Biosecurity monitoring
Put out & manage tern nest boxes
Produce a full annual report by the end of the season
Use & maintain household equipment in the RSPB accommodation
Help with ringing of terns (& reading rings & leg-flags)
Skerries only:
Undertake full colony counts of puffins and gulls
Liaise with mainland staff, Trinity House, lighthouse attendant and visiting public
Undertaking gull nest control and potentially assisting with lethal control of adult gulls (undertaken by a contractor)
Ynys Feurig only:
Undertake fox watches; patrolling the beach at all night-time low-tides
Liaise with the public to prevent people accessing the islands
Help with lethal control of carrion crows if necessary

What we need from you:
Passionate about birds & wildlife
Happy to live & work in a team of two in a remote location
Is meticulous and thorough in data collection & recording
Able to work & meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Able to complete physical tasks
Happy to work outside in all weathers including at night (Ynys Feurig only)
Have excellent bird identification skills, including terns - Desirable
Have experience of biological data collection - Desirable
Have a degree in a relevant subject -Desirable
Be practically minded & able to problem solve - Desirable
Have previous experience of seabird colonies - Desirable
Have experience of managing health & safety issues - Desirable
Be confident in report writing - Desirable
Have basic IT skills including Microsoft Office - Desirable

For additional information about the role please contact Ian Sims (North Wales Wetlands Warden)

Please note that you will be required to only complete an online application form where you will have the opportunity to tell us why you are best suited for this role. Please state clearly on the 'About You' section of the application form which role you are applying to i.e - The Skerries, Ynys Feurig, or both.

Before applying to these roles we would recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of our advert

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

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