Skomer Fieldworker 2019

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is seeking to recruit a Seabird Fieldworker for its flagship nature reserve, Skomer Island, for the 2019 season. 

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to contribute to our seabird monitoring work on Skomer between mid April and mid August 2019. The post is residential on the island and responsibilities include data collection, collation and analysis for seabird census and productivity projects within the Skomer management plan, in line with our contract specification from JNCC.  The post-holder will also carry out other species and habitat surveys and monitoring as directed by the warden and contribute to other island tasks including interpreting the island's wildlife for visitors.

Salary: £14,014 - £14,942 p/a pro rata (NB accommodation also provided at no charge).

Dates: Contracted 13 April to 17 August 2019

Working hours: 35 hour per week contract, including some anti-social hours; hours can be dictated by weather conditions and surveillance and monitoring of some species may require night work.

Location: Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

Deadline: 23:59 on Friday 25 January 2019.  Shortlisting will take place the following week; if you have not heard from us by the end of 8 February 2019 please assume you have not been successful. Interviews will take place during the week beginning 11 February 2019. Please note we do not cover travel expenses for interview attendance.

Application pack. You can download a Skomer Island Field Worker 2019 Job Description , also a Privacy notice for Job applicants, and an application form. Please note that we do not accept covering letters and CVs. The application form is also available in Word document format.

Completed forms should be emailed to

Further information:

To discuss details of the posts, please contact Sylwia Zbijewska and Nathan Wilkie (Skomer Wardens) on

Alternatively contact Dr Lizzie Wilberforce on 07970 780553 or email on