A rare opportunity is on offer to help conserve, manage a remote Welsh island which is home to a wealth of birds and other wildlife, and a major visitor attraction in Wales. The island of Skomer, off Pembrokeshire, is a National Nature Reserve, famous for its seabirds, especially Puffins and Manx Shearwaters. It needs a new warden to handle everything from reserve and visitor management to wildlife monitoring and media work.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is looking for a "very special person” whose responsibilities will include the day-to-day management of the reserve, habitat and species management, surveys and monitoring, and managing staff, visitors and volunteers. Around 15,000 people take day trips to the island every year.
Sarah Kessell, chief executive of the Trust, said: “The warden will have to manage people and resources, be familiar with practical conservation monitoring techniques, and be confident on board boats."
Anyone interested must apply quickly as the closing date for applications for the post is Monday 4 January 2010.
The Trust is also looking for an Assistant Warden for Skomer and the nearby island of Skokholm. Applications for this job close on Monday 11 January 2010.