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Tern Wardens (4-5 posts, April to September)

Position Status : Open

Job Description:

To protect, monitor and study breeding terns. Applicants must be prepared to work in a remote location and in a small team.


  • Rockabill and Dalkey Islands (Co. Dublin)
  • Kilcoole and Baltray Little Tern colonies (Co. Wicklow & Co. Louth, respectively)

Suitable applicants will have:

  • A degree in biology or related discipline or previous proven experience working on conservation projects.
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to compile data, analyse results and write reports.
  • Previous experience working on tern (or seabird) colonies and bird handling skills are desirable.
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Salary : The salary for these paid posts is circa €20,800 pro rata; it may be higher for senior fieldwork positions.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday 15th February 2019

How to apply: Click the Apply button to download and complete a BirdWatch Ireland application form.

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.

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 ( with any queries.

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