Hen Harrier Nest Protection Officer

Our client's Northern England region is looking for six seasonal flexible contract staff for the overnight nest protection of hen harriers.

  • Hen Harrier Nest Protection Officer
  • Reference number: A5020119
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Salary starting at: £8.46 to £9.17 per hour
  • Hours: Full time, Hourly Contract
  • Contract: 5 months as and when required

The posts will most likely be based in Northumberland, Cumbria or Lancashire, but with the flexibility to move elsewhere dependent on the location of a nesting attempt. The contract will be over 5 months starting around April but this will be flexible depending on the nesting.

The main purpose of this team is to monitor nesting attempts to ensure the hen harrier nests have the best chance of success. This may involve carrying out overnight shifts, the time and length of these shifts to be coordinated by the line manager for the site.

Work will require long and unsociable hours in the field, often in adverse weather conditions. The nest monitoring team will need to work closely with volunteers, stakeholders, farmers and landowners on whose land part of the work may be carried out, as well as members of the general public. The nest monitoring team will need to ensure that this work is carried out in a safe manner which minimises any disturbance to the birds.

Our client's hen harrier work is supported by United Utilities and EU LIFE+.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Closing date: 25 February 2019
Interview date: 13 March 2019, 14 March 2019

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