Ribble Wader Monitoring Assistant


It is a nice seasonal alternative to watch precedence breeding waders at a singular website in
Lancashire on the Ribble Estuary. Newton Marsh and Freckleton Marsh are privately owned marshes
linked to the close by Ribble Estuary SSSI and The Ribble and Alt Estuary SPA. The marshes
at present help breeding black-tailed godwits, Avocet, Redshank, Lapwing and Little Ringed

What is the function about?

The function entails conducting breeding hen surveys at Newton and Freckleton Marshes and
particular black-tailed godwit monitoring on Newton Marsh.

The monitoring of breeding black-tailed godwits will embody, discovering nests utilizing thermal
imagers, siting and monitoring nest cameras, and monitoring chicks to fledging throughout
neighbouring farmland.

The publish might be line managed and supported via our Ribble Reserves operations on the South
facet of the River Ribble close to Southport.

Key actions will embody: 

  • Finishing up 5 breeding hen surveys on each websites between April and July.
  • Monitoring for breeding black-tailed godwits, together with nest discovering and chick productiveness
  • Liaising with the Newton and Freckleton marsh managers and sustaining efficient
  • Working intently with neighbouring farmers.
  • Sustaining survey information and producing an finish of season report.
  • The function will contain lone working.

Important expertise, data and expertise: 

  • Expertise of conducting breeding hen surveys/monitoring on moist grassland or comparable
  • Glorious wader identification expertise.
  • Data of, and adherence to, authorized and sensible necessities for guaranteeing personal well being
    and security, typically in difficult. subject circumstances, as an illustration lone working. 

Fascinating expertise, data and expertise: 

  • Data of licencing and laws surrounding subject work, as an illustration on protected
    species in protected habitats 
  • Capability to make use of personal initiative to resolve day-to-day issues within the subject 
  • Capability to be self motivated and work effectively within the subject together with early mornings and
    late nights 
  • Sensible scientific expertise of an ordinary that gives the best high quality information 
  • Verbal communication expertise to develop and preserve good working relations with marsh
    managers and neighbouring landowners 
  • Expert use of Microsoft workplace together with Phrase and Excel. 
  • A full, handbook driving licence that’s legitimate within the UK.

It is a fixed-term function for 4 months, part-time for 15 hours per week. The RSPB reserves the
proper to increase or make this function everlasting with out additional promoting depending on enterprise
wants on the finish of the contract time period. 

We wish to conduct interviews for this place from 24 April 2024. For additional
data please contact [email protected].

As a part of this software course of you’ll be requested to finish an software kind together with
proof on the way you meet the talents, data, and expertise listed above. 

We’re dedicated to growing an inclusive and numerous RSPB, by which everybody feels
supported, valued, and capable of be their full selves. To attain our imaginative and prescient of making a world
richer in nature, we’d like extra individuals, and extra numerous individuals, on nature’s facet. Individuals of
color and disabled individuals are at present underrepresented throughout the surroundings, local weather,
sustainability, and conservation sector. In the event you establish as an individual of color and/or disabled,
we’re significantly occupied with receiving your software. Contact us to debate any
extra help you could want to finish your software. 

The RSPB is an equal alternatives employer. This function is roofed by the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974. 

This function isn’t eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship – the profitable applicant might want to have
a pre-existing Proper to Work within the UK as a way to be supplied an employment contract.

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