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Position Title: Assistant Warden
|Position Type:||8 month placement contract – March-October 2017 (shorter term placements may be considered for the right candidate)|
|Terms of contract:||Full time volunteer|
|Closing Date:||21st December 2016|
|Website:||www.alderneybirdobservatory.org / www.alderneywildlife.org|
|Contact Telephone:||+44 (0)1481 822935|
|Alderney is the third largest of the Channel Islands and is the closest island to both the UK and French coastlines. The Alderney Wildlife Trust (AWT) promotes the conservation of Alderney’s terrestrial and marine wildlife and associated habitats, to this end the Alderney Bird Observatory (ABO) was founded in March 2016. 2017 is the ABO’s second, and final pilot year, after which it will apply for full accreditation from the Bird Observatory Council to become a fully-fledged observatory.
The role of the Assistant Warden is to assist the Warden in the running of the bird observatory on the island of Alderney. The job is best suited to a licensed ringer, or at least a keen birder with some ringing experience. The range of birds caught since March 2016 can be found at the ABO website www.alderneybirdobservatory.org. Large numbers of passerines are anticipated and over 13,000 birds in total were ringed during 2016.
The opportunity exists, if requested, to be assessed by the warden for a ringing licence upgrade during your stay.
The position is voluntary, dependent self-catering accommodation (a private room and shared bathroom) is provided at basic cost with some financial support offered. There is opportunity to take part-time work on island to sustain your stay if necessary, and the Trust has experience in support this sort of split working practice.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the development of a brand new bird observatory which is showing the potential of being one of the British Isles least studied, yet busiest bird migration hotspots.
The main duties of the Assistant Warden include:
N.b. There is also the opportunity for trapping and monitoring moths and to get involved with other AWT projects and activities taking place on the island.
The structure of the post will be as follows:
How to Apply
Please download and complete the application form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The provision of a CV is optional; however, we do ask for a short covering letter (maximum of one side of A4) laying out what you think makes you suitable for this job and what benefit you would take from its undertaking.
If you would like further details regarding the role you can contact email@example.com call +44 (0) 1481 822935.
The AWT regrets that as a small charity it may not be able to respond to all applications upon receipt.
Initial interviews will be undertaken by Skype or by telephone.
The successful candidate and all other applicants will be informed of the final decision as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be expected to commence the placement at the earliest possible opportunity.