A role with a bird’s eye view in Cumbria

An idyllic nature reserve in Cumbria is recruiting for a seasonal warden to live on site and be paid £19k a year for their trouble.

The NWE Mail reports Cumbria Wildlife Trust is recruiting a warden to live on Foulney Island, just off the coast from Barrow-in-Furness, to oversee its breeding season. This is where breeding terns, ringed plover, oystercatcher, eider, skylark and meadow pipits travel to nest on the island’s shingle banks.

The successful candidate will monitor and protect the birds, and be paid a salary of around £19k a year, along with free accommodation.

The job description states: “This exciting role will see you responsible for one of the most important tern nesting colonies in the North-West.

“Responsibilities of the post include monitoring breeding terns, waders and ducks, carrying out nest protection duties and producing an end of season report.

“Good communication skills and knowledge of coastal birds are therefore essential. Previous warden experience is desirable but not essential.”

So if recruitment life is no longer for you and you’d rather be surrounded by our feathered friends, what are you waiting for?

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