Volunteer Livestock Checker - Amwell



Amwell Lane, Great Amwell, Ware, Hertfordshire , SG12 9SS

Herdwick sheep at Aldbury Nowers (c) Laura Baker

Join us as a Volunteer Livestock Checker for Amwell Nature Reserve.

Position details


Any Day



Role Title: Livestock Checker
Reports to: Senior Reserves Officer
Work Area: Amwell Nature Reserve
Expenses: Travel expenses between home and Amwell Nature Reserve may be reimbursed if required.
Time Contribution: 40 minutes a week plus travel to Amwell

Role Purpose

To carry out a check once a week of sheep grazing at Amwell Nature Reserve.  This can easily be combined with a general visit to the nature reserve.

Grazing is essential to maintaining the wildlife of the nature reserve and welfare of livestock must be maintained. Amwell Nature Reserve forms part of the Lea Valley Special Protection Area (SPA) and is internationally important on account of the wintering gadwall, shoveler and bitterns.

Key Elements

  1. Checking that all livestock are present
  2. Checking that livestock are in the correct place
  3. Look for signs of possible ill health on the sheep

To apply for this position, please fill in the form below. If you have any questions, you can contact Josh Wells, Senior Reserves Officer on 01727 858 901.

Application Form
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