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Join the Bird Aware Essex Team!

This is an exciting opportunity to join Bird Aware Essex, a cross county project, engaging with local communities, visitors, schools and recreational users of the Essex coastline, protecting the internationally important bird life that rely on its estuaries and coastal habitats.

Following the successful recruitment of a lead ranger we are now recruiting for new rangers.

We are seeking highly motivated and organised individuals that have excellent communication and engagement skills to join the Bird Aware Essex Team.

Working across the Essex coastline, the successful applicants will be experienced in communicating and engaging with a wide range of people, bringing a passion for conservation and inspiring positive behavioural change, to reduce the impacts of recreational disturbance to coastal birds and their habitats.

Coastal Rangers provide an on-the-ground ranger service, undertaking patrols along the coast and delivering a varied programme of engagement activities and events, promoting awareness and understanding of the effects of human disturbance on coastal birds. Therefore, experience of delivering engagement activities and of leading the planning and delivery of events to the public and volunteers is essential.

The successful candidates will be capable of working in a physically active environment through all weathers, so a passion for the great outdoors and wildlife is essential. A full clean driving licence and access to own transport is also essential as the role will involve regular travel to sites along the Essex coast.

The Rangers will undertake patrols along the coast from the Stour Estuary along the coastline to the Thames Estuary & Marshes, building effective relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders, and develop on the ground projects.

Bird Aware Essex is a partnership made up of twelve local councils, Essex County Council, Natural England, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Essex Wildlife Trust.

There are two Coastal Ranger positions currently available, one on a full-time basis of 37 hours per week and one on a part time basis of 22.2 hours per week. Please state which you would like to apply for in your application form.

Click here for More information and to apply: Coastal-Ranger

Closing Date: 18th March 2024

Interview Date: week commencing 25th March 2024