Assistant Reserve Officer

Closing date:
Salary: £17,984
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Oakham, LE15 8BT
We are looking for someone with a passion for conservation to assist with habitat management and species monitoring at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Contact details

For more information please contact Joe Davis


T: 01572 720049

Do you have a passion for nature and conservation? We are looking for someone to join us as Assistant Reserves Officer to help with the day to day management of the reserve and ensure it is safe for visitor access.

About the role

The role will be based at our Volunteer Training Centre at Rutland Water and is suitable for someone who is looking for a hands on practical role. You will be working with volunteers and staff undertaking all elements of work on the reserve.

Responsibilities will include the practical habitat management on the reserve, dealing with the public on walks, recording and monitoring wildlife and overseeing the work of the Trainee Reserves Officers. The role will also have a key part to play in Birdfair, our biggest event held at Rutland Water Nature Reserve every August.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Rutland Water Nature Reserve (RWNR) is managed by Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 20,000 waterfowl. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a European Special Protection Area and internationally recognised as a globally important wetland site (Ramsar).

RWNR occupies an area of land and shallow water covering 1,000 acres. This involved the constructions of nine extensive lagoons comprising shallow water, snaking islands and wet marginal habitats to provide optimum conditions for wildlife and ensure it is undisturbed by water management of the reservoir.

Who we are looking for

You will have a passion for wildlife, enjoy working in a team and with volunteers. Be friendly, approachable, adaptable, communicative and enthusiastic. Applicants must have a full driving license and chainsaw certificate.

Download the application pack for a full job description and person specification.

Download an application pack here

How to apply:

Please forward a comprehensive CV together with a supporting statement (maximum 2 pages)

By email to:

By post to:

Joe Davis Senior Reserve Officer (Habitats)
Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Volunteer Training Centre
Road Hambleton
LE15 8AD


Interviews will be held at Rutland Water Nature Reserve dependant on COVID restrictions on Friday the 28th August 2020