Reserve Warden – WWT

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Reserve Warden

WWT Welney Wetland Centre

37.5 hours a week working 5 days from 7 including some weekends and bank holidays

£23,336 per annum

WWT Welney Wetland Centre in Norfolk, takes in 1,000 acres of the northernmost part of the Ouse Washes which is Britain’s largest areas of seasonally-flooded land. Welney supports countless wetland species including breeding populations of black-tailed godwit, redshank and snipe and we attract mass winter gatherings of many thousands of wild ducks and swans.

We are seeking a hardworking and proactive Reserve Warden to help manage and enhance the biodiversity of the reserve to deliver a positive future for this amazing site, the staff and volunteers that work there and all of its visitors and supporters.

The role will support the practical management and enhancement of the nature reserve at WWT Welney, including the development and management of wetland habitats, reserve infrastructure and species monitoring.  You will also be working to find new opportunities for both visitor engagement and habitat enhancement for new pioneering species.

To join as our Reserve Warden you’ll need:

  • a good mix of practical conservation and engagement experience with a track record of supervising staff and volunteers
  • experience of working in a reserve management role with extensive experience of using machinery e.g. brushcutters, tractors, chainsaws
  • a proven ability to engage and enthuse the public, in person and through social media platforms, about nature and wildlife

If that sounds like you then click apply to find out more.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. For 70 years we have been pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife across the globe and are experts in wetland management and creation. We work with communities living among some of the most vulnerable wetlands in the world, providing leadership and influence to create a sustainable future for our wetlands, their wildlife and the people who depend upon them. We believe that showing people first-hand how extraordinary wetlands are can ignite their passion to help us conserve them, so we provide amazing experiences at our unique UK wetland centres for over one million visitors every year.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, increasing to 38 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme matching up to 7%
  • Life assurance providing 3 times annual salary
  • Access to a wide range of resources to support your health and wellbeing including our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

For more information, and to apply for the role, please visit

Closing date:   13th September 2023

Interview date:  21st September 2023

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

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