BirdWatch Ireland may be in a position to recruit for various seasonal posts for the 2019 breeding season (all subject to successful tender bids and/ or confirmation of funding).
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BirdWatch Ireland Seasonal Posts 2019
The roles will involve carrying out agreed programmes of bird surveys, habitat management, research work and / or species recovery work, alone or as part of a small team. Most posts are available between April and September and require previous survey or field research experience and excellent bird identification skills.
Swift Fieldworker (2 posts, May – July)
To survey Swifts and work with community groups to establish local Swift conservation projects. Based in (Meath & West Cork).
Breeding Wader Fieldworkers
One fieldworker in Donegal as part of the Conservation Across Borders for Biodiversity (CABB) project, to survey breeding waders mainly in Donegal.
Possible locations in Mayo and/or Donegal. To undertake surveys of Corncrakes and liaise with farmers and landowners over management of land and entry into grant schemes.
Tern Wardens (4-5 posts, April to September)
To protect, monitor and study breeding terns. Applicants must be prepared to work in a remote location and in a small team.
Tern project Conservation Gamekeepers/Night Wardens (2 posts)
(late April – July) – Little Tern Protection Schemes at Kilcoole and Baltray.
We may be able to appoint an urban gull survey coordinator to promote the collation of information on urban-nesting gulls through citizen science portals, and to undertake some survey work in the Greater Dublin area. Suitable candidates should be confident public speakers and willing to engage with the media (newspaper reporters and radio interviews).
The salary for these paid posts is circa €20,800 pro rata; it may be higher for senior fieldwork positions.
How to apply: Please download and complete a BirdWatch Ireland application form here (DOC: 114KB)
Note that other opportunities may also arise throughout the year, so please indicate other areas of expertise, especially other field skills, when completing your application form.
Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday 15th February 2019
When submitting applications by email, you must include your name and position(s) applied for in both the subject line and the name of the file attachment. Interviews will generally be held during the two to three-week period after the closing date, or as advised, if you have been selected for interview. Please contact Michelle Kavanagh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any queries.
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