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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is in search for a new warden for The Roaches near Leek

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 31, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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A CHARITY is on the lookout for a new warden to help look after a scenic site.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is recruiting for a warden to look after The Roaches nature reserve, just outside of Leek.

The post-holder, working 35 hours a week, will be responsible for the day-to-day management of The Roaches estate and maintaining a high visibility presence on the reserve.

Responsibilities also include delivering a schedule of upland habitat management works to a high standard and repairing footpaths and dry stone walls.

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A spokesman for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust said: "We are looking for someone with an HND or similar in an environmental, conservation or related subject; a First Aid certificate; previous experience and knowledge of land management for nature conservation; the ability to interact clearly with visitors at different levels; working with volunteers; maintaining and repairing dry stone walls and upland footpaths, including stone pitching; nature conservation and environmental issues relating to upland ecology; delivering public events on nature reserves for all ages and abilities; and Health and Safety legislation and its application.

The charity is offering a salary of £21,287 per annum plus nine per cent pension contribution.

Closing date for applications for the warden job is Tuesday, February 11 at 5pm with interviews being held on Friday, February 21.

To request an application pack email jobs@staffs-wildlife.org.uk.

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