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  1. most people think twice before posting pictures and write ups as things are changing. Hunting, shooting, fishing and general pest control is in the spotlight at the moment iwm
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    I see this type of work every week. My main income is bird control/netting etc and once a company has paid out £700 + and not seen any results everyone who follows will be treated with scepticism. Tell your boss to stop the work and bring someone in who understands bird control and how to trap, proof, shoot and remove birds from industial units. THIS TYPE OF WORK ONLY UNDERMINES THE REST OF US WHO WORK IN THIS FIELD. IWM
  3. I think we should contact all shooting magazines just to let them know we all need to take the rules onboard. good idea Rez i will do the same. iwm
  4. Things are already changing.I have had a contract with a rail contractor to shoot pigeons 3 or 4 times a year in railway stations (air rifle) for several years and since the GL mess they have told me any further shooting will only be allowed when an ecologist will be on site to record the outcome of the shoot, and asked for a FAC (never asked before but i have it) although i only ever use under12 on these jobs. iwm
  5. All Pest control should have documented evidence of everything you do on site and thats the way shooting will need to go to keep everyone inside the law. Im lucky i have been in pest control a long time and have been filling in reports (and photos) on sites for years, but you will need to start to be professional in your approach. Even if you dont get paid for your pest control you still have a duty of care to everyone on that site be it human or animal.If you dont do it now some one will take that decision for you with the outcome being more legislation and control over shooting. iwm
  6. Find the maintenence team on site and ask them for the work. You never know? iwm
  7. If you have applied you can carry out your cull just keep records and let them know the out come and number of crows removed from site. Leave a record with the farmer and i also take photos iwm
  8. This has just been posted on Natural England website what DOES THE INTRODUCTION OF STATUTORY CHARGING IN 2019 MEAN TO YOU???? LEAD LICENSING OFFICER Natural England Wildlife Licensing Service Natural England’s Wildlife Licensing Service has been created in response to customer demand for more effective and efficient protected species licensing in line with our service standards and the introduction of statutory charging in 2019. The team covers Species Management, European Protected Species, Science and Conservation Licenses among other strands of related activity. The team is focused on providing high quality processing, assessment and determination of individual and Class licence applications. We also offer chargeable discretionary advice services which can bring considerable benefits to our customers and protected species. All aspects of the licencing life cycle are handled within the team from registration to compliance and enforcement. We work closely with Area Teams and others as appropriate to secure the best outcomes for our natural environment. In parallel to managing our annual caseload we are always striving to improve our service and find smarter ways to protect our wildlife alongside sustainable growth. This includes developing and refining our licencing processes, the range of services and licence types we can offer and ways of working through reform and continuous improvement. We operate as five delivery teams which link to thirteen Area Teams and a number of other project delivery teams and directorates which support our ambition. Natural England Natural England’s Conservation Strategy sets out our aspirations and role in delivering multi-objective outcomes at a landscape scale, seeking always to put people at the heart of what we do whilst growing natural capital. We believe that a resilient, dynamic, beautiful natural environment is fundamental to achieving a sustainable growing economy and flourishing society; securing a better deal for people and the environment. Working with partners is central to success, we have developed valuable and productive partnerships over many years and we’ll be developing new relationships and thinking creatively about how to make a lasting improvement to the natural environment. For a full list of offices please refer to the following webpage: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/natural-england-office-locations. As a Wildlife Licensing Service Lead Adviser, you will use your knowledge and skills in protected species surveying techniques, practical wildlife management and habitat conservation to drive forward our ability to deliver a landscape scale plan for better and more joined up habitat improvement and creation for protected species. Key tasks: Undertake technical assessment of a wide range of licence applications for science and conservation, damage and development under a range of legislation including: Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981), Conservation of Habitats & Species Regulations (2017), and Protection of Badgers Act (1992). Provide an efficient, customer-focused and responsive service working within statutory and agreed deadlines while maintaining good working relationships with Natural England’s partners and stakeholders; Be part of an integrated delivery team and work with colleagues in other teams in order to provide an efficient service in accordance with Natural England’s objectives. Use good judgement to identify emerging problems in this sensitive area of work, and provide balanced and consistent guidance and recommendations to the team on complex or contentious cases, liaising with Specialists, Senior Advisers and others as appropriate. Promote a culture of continuous improvement in Wildlife Management Advice and Licensing by adopting and helping take forward Better Regulation principles. Provide effective, clear and pragmatic advice and information to customers on a wide range of wildlife related issues to Natural England’s customers and partners in order to support Natural England’s statutory responsibilities and wider ambition. Monitor licence activity and ensure compliance with licence conditions via desk based and site visits; escalating enforcement issues as appropriate. Work with NGOs, consultant ecologists, developers and other customers towards the best outcome for the species; Pro-actively engage to meet the changing nature of licensing work so that our species regulatory advice makes an optimal contribution to species conservation outcomes, fully implementing our Conservation Strategy. Identify opportunities around income generation, draw up contracts and work with customers on pre application advice There will be opportunities to develop strategic solutions at a landscape-scale for greater benefits for protected species for example district level licensing for Great Crested Newts. There will be the potential to be involved in other discreet elements of our work such as the investigation of suspected wildlife poisoning incidents and species enforcement. Apply risk assessment and safe working practices to everything you do. Key skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills to enable effective communication with a range of internal and external customers are highly desirable. Ability to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail & digital imagery. Responsibilities Competencies Communicating effectively - Practitioner Use clear and appropriate language, communication styles and techniques that engage your audience Communicate complex or difficult messages clearly and effectively Creating Resilient Landscapes and Seas - Practitioner Interpret and apply to your work the policies, legislation, and guidance on wildlife protection and management Assess environmental impacts and identify appropriate avoidance, mitigation and/or compensation methods Apply technical knowledge to your work Provide good quality and easily understood advice for the appropriate management of species Deliver compliance and enforcement work consistently in line with our strategy and guidance Carry out and contribute to relevant monitoring work Putting people at the heart of the environment (Practitioner) Make sure customers’ problems are resolved whilst managing customer expectations Develop an understanding of the objectives and needs of our partners and customers Collaborate, influence and build trusting relationships to achieve pragmatic outcomes Understand and explain the outcomes that we seek in your local patch and how these fit in with local and national issues Proactively engage with businesses and communities to resolve human/wildlife conflicts Work Delivery (practitioner) Manage and deliver your work to meet agreed targets and deadlines Provide advice and guidance to colleagues Understand and apply relevant legislation and scheme rules to your work Handle data responsibly, understand your role in good governance, and comply with delegations, policies and procedures Consider the financial implications of your work and seek income from our products and services Personal Effectiveness- (practitioner) Identify, suggest and adopt ways to make improvements in your team and Natural England. Be decisive, combine your professional judgement with evidence to inform your decision-making. Act positively to support the diverse needs of other people in everything you do. Progress your personal development and take responsibility for keeping your knowledge and expertise current Address challenging issues and manage conflict Technical/ Specialist knowledge At least a first degree in zoology, environmental science or other relevant scientific subject at level 2ii or higher, or evidence of equivalent relevant experience; Expertise (survey and mitigation) in European Protected Species (e.g. bats and great crested newts) is highly desirable; A sound knowledge of British vertebrate species, together with an area of biological expertise that will contribute to the delivery of this work area are highly desirable; A working knowledge of the relevant wildlife legislation (e.g. Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, Protection of Badgers Act 1992, Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017) is highly desirable; Membership of relevant professional body is desirable; Membership and/or volunteering experience of naturalists groups is desirable; A knowledge of wildlife management techniques is desirable Qualifications At least a first degree in zoology, environmental science or other relevant scientific subject at level 2ii or higher, or evidence of equivalent relevant experience Benefits Benefits Access to learning and development tailored to your role A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity A civil service pension Civil Service - 2 hours ago - apply on company site
  9. Snares are very good but just check with the home owner as not everyone likes to see a dead rat swinging from a pole when they look out of the kitchen window!! but they do work very well.
  10. You can buy snap traps for next to nothing and use off cuts of timber stone and brick etc to make trap covers cage traps cost £10 + If you dont trap to much as wkatchem said its not worth the out lay for cage traps and why catch a rat alive just to shoot it in a cage when a trap does it for you
  11. If you need easy resets I would use simple snap traps in locked boxes or make trap covers with brick stone timber etc .look for well used runs, bait with different baits for a few days see which one they take. set the traps, daily check and be lucky!! If i couldnt use rodenticides id shoot as well. If you are catching loads put more traps down a few a day. You still could catch a stoat but ive not had one in a rodent trap for years but you never can tell. Keep the entrance to the trap cover as small as possible . IWM
  12. Ive already cancelled jobs on an industrial estate for Monday for feral pigeons in a empty unit, mybe i should try for the RSPB/NATURAL ENGLAND JOB well pissed off this week dont think ive ever put so much on here in a few days iwm
  13. RSPB AND NATURAL ENGLAND WORKING TOGETHER IN JOINT OFFICES IN LANCASHIRE AND YOU NEED PEST CONTROL EXPERIENCE Reference number: A0230419 Location: Lancashire Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have excellent machinery and estate management skills? Are you passionate about saving nature? Can you help us deliver and develop our exciting partnership with Natural England? If so we would really like to hear from you! This is an exciting opportunity to join our small team managing the Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve in a pioneering partnership with Natural England. The role is based at the RSPB Ribble Reserves office but includes time spent working from Natural England's NNR office. The Ribble Estuary is the second most important site in the UK for wintering wildfowl. The NNR covers most of the estuary, including extensive areas of mud and sand flats and one of the largest salt marshes in England. The NNR includes two RSPB Reserves within an RSPB Priority Landscape. Marshside Reserve, just to the north of Southport, covers 230 hectares of saltmarsh and 140 hectares of coastal grassland. Hesketh Out Marsh near Hesketh Bank has been recently extended to over 400 hectares. This saltmarsh reserve is one of the UK's largest managed realignment projects where RSPB have restored 340 hectares of farmland to saltmarsh over a 10-year period. In winter, both reserves support thousands of pink-footed geese, wigeon, teal, black-tailed godwits and other wildfowl and waders. Seven species of raptors can regularly be seen on most days in the autumn and winter. Avocet, lapwing and redshank are important breeding waders across the reserves, nesting alongside Arctic terns, black-headed gulls and a range of wildfowl species. In addition to the regular day to day maintenance tasks and wildlife monitoring, the post-holder will be expected to help develop our partnership with Natural England and assist with exciting grant-aided habitat improvement projects. The reserve management plan is in the process of renewal and you will be involved in shaping the new Joint NNR Partnership Management Plan. You will be expected to deliver a high standard of visitor care and provide a regular presence across the sites, engendering a feeling of security and stewardship and spreading our conservation message to a wider audience. You will maintain the reserves to a high standard and you should have experience of implementing maintenance works and running small-scale projects and be able to undertake wildlife monitoring with a reasonable degree of competence. You may also have experience of tractor-driving and pest control. You will have a regular volunteer force to help you achieve all of this and experience of working with volunteers will therefore be a key requirement of this post. This is a great opportunity to work on a world class wetland with a truly amazing bird spectacle. You will be able to develop your existing skills and experience and you will be given the support to develop new ones too. The RSPB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the appropriate safeguarding checks upon appointment. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage. Salary starting at £19,602 to £21,236 per annum Hours & contract information Hours: Full time Contract: Permanent Closing date: 13 May 2019 Interview date: 20 May 2019
  14. air rifles all to be licenced as scotland £100+, BPCA/RSPH2 certificates, £1000+ full pest control insurance not just BASC £300+ proof of working as a full time pest controller ie BPCA/NPTA approved and a Natural England licence £ ££££ Thats where this will go. Ive already got all this but get ready lads it will become expensive to shoot. iwm
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