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Contract Tern Warden, Ynys Feurig & Contract Tern Warden, The Skerries

Reference: JAN20242909
Expiry date: 2024-03-04 23:59:00.000
Location: Ynys Feurig & the Skerries (Anglesey)
Salary: £25,723.00 - £27,614.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Free accommodation
Duration:3.5 months
Attachments: AngleseyContractTernwardensAdvert2024.docx

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 are part of the Anglesey Terns SPA and home to mixed colonies of Arctic & common terns.

Subject to funding, a fourth vacancy may also be available at The Inland Sea – a new Sandwich tern colony within the same SPA.

*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 weather & isolated locations.  

*Please see the additional information document for further insight into these roles. 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 – and whether you would like to be considered for the Inland Sea role.

What we need from you:


•    Passionate about birds & wildlife
•    Happy to live & work in a team of two in a remote location
•    To be meticulous and thorough in data collection & recording
•    Able to work & meet deadlines with minimal supervision
•    Able to complete physical tasks
•    Have good bird identification skills, including terns
•    Be practically-minded & able to problem-solve
•    Be confident in report writing
•    Happy to work outside in all weathers, including at night (Ynys Feurig only)


•    Have experience of biological data collection
•    Full driver's license valid for use in the UK.

Additional Information

This is a Fixed-Term role ( 3.5 months )  - 37.5 hours per week.

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 13th & 14th March 2024. For further information, please get in touch with Ian Sims:

Please note that you will be required only to complete an online application form where you can tell us how you meet the criteria set above. 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 – and whether you would like to be considered for the Inland Sea role.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people and more diverse people on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sectors. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

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

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant must have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK to be offered an employment contract.

We are actively recruiting for this role and reserve the right to close anytime.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.