A Countryside Warden works in areas used by the public to provide a safe and educational visit, they will plant and create habitats where wildlife will live and flourish to help attract new species, they will patrol the area they are responsible for to reduce crime, protect the wildlife and the public. They may create information boards to enable members of the public to understand the plants and wildlife in that particular area.
No particular qualifications are required but a commitment to the countryside is essential, experience volunteering with organisations e.g. national trust would be helpful. A degree/BTEC/HND/Diploma in countryside management or environmental conservation would allow you to progress further
You will need to be passionate about the countryside, its wildlife and conservation, you will need to have good interpersonal skills, be able to communicate with members of the public effectively and have good IT and admin skills.
£15,000 to £18,000