CV reference number: 62556
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I’m a 24-year-old biology graduate seeking a demanding and varied outdoors role. I have trained as an assistant warden with the RSPB where I used tractors, chainsaws and brushcutters etc. to perform habitat management.  

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds
Other qualifications

1st AID at Work(St Johns Ambulance) Ground Based Chainsaw operation (City & Guilds) Tractor Driving with Trailed, Mounted Implements and Basic Loader (Lantra) Brushcutter- Maintenance and Operation (Lantra) Off Road Vehicle Operating (4x4) (Lantra)

Equipment experienceTractor
Other equipment experience

I have experience driving tractors, including using a loader and trailer to transport gravel for path maintenance. I have regularly used brushcutters and chainsaws in difficult terrain to perform habitat management such a reed cuts and coppicing. I've also used reciprocating BCS mowers, wacker plates, generators and various other power tools. I enjoy performing machine maintenance myself and have an aptitude for troubleshooting and solving mechanical issues.

Livestock experienceNot listed
Other livestock experience

I have experience, moving errant cattle and sheep on RSPB reserves. I have also worked to install infrastructure including, repairing fences, electric fences and 'invisible fences', in order to manage stocks and control grazing pressure. I have liaised with graziers to I am confident and enjoy handling livestock.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age24
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages-
Pen picture

I am 6ft tall and weigh 75kg.

Relevant health problems

none

Other Information

In my previous role with the RSPB I loved the sense of camaraderie when working within a small team, and felt pride to wear my uniform, leading volunteers and conversing with the public. I am seeking a varied and challenging role in which I can enjoy taking responsibility for my work and feel invested in the team and site.

Marital status

I have a girlfriend who in her final year of University in Liverpool.

Where are you currently living?Kent
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

I graduated from Sheffield and entered a full time wardening internship with the RSPB. Within this role I gained the experience and training to manage reserves for conservation value. I particularly enjoyed the practical nature of this role and have gained many transferable skills that I want to put to use. I have used tractors and off-road vehicles, including towing heavy trailers to deliver tools and materials to sites, including wet and undulating terrain. I have performed habitat work, clearing invasive species, mowing fields to reduce thistle density and removing ragwort from grazing areas. Working on a reedbed site I used brushcutters and a BCS mower to perform reed cuts. Throughout the winter I worked to clear-fell and coppice a large area of scrub to restore limestone grassland habitat. I took personal responsibility for regularly checking over and maintaining fleet vehicles and personally maintained any machinery I used. I also have experience maintaining infrastructure including roads/paths, fencing, bridges. I have erected and electric fences to manage livestock and reduce predation risk. I frequently performed trail checks, to identify potential hazards or areas requiring attention. I have regularly led groups of volunteers to carry out this work, taking responsibility for planning and organising the days work, giving a health and safety briefings and maintaining standards of work.

Hobbies

I am a very physically active person, and my hobbies include cycling, fishing, running and birdwatching. I love to be outdoors and feel connected to wildlife, which has led me to volunteer with various conservation organisations and I love the physical challenge of running/cycling uphill. I take great pride in religiously maintaining my bikes and generally enjoy solving any problems/DIY around the house. In the past this has included completely renovating two bathrooms and I have just laid a patio in my parents’ garden. I have always played rugby but have been unable to do so for the past year. I’ve missed the camaraderie and can’t wait to play for a local team again.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 23/05/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?I am currently based in Kent but would move anywhere for an interesting role.
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