What’s it like?
An NBC Falconer is responsible for using falconry, distress calls, blank guns shots, kites and other methods to prevent scavenging birds from feeding on a waste site and causing nuisance to local neighbours and site staff.
This is a great opportunity for an outdoor person, with an interest in country pursuits and wildlife. You do not need experience in falconry; what’s more important is that we employ someone reliable and self-motivated, with a positive attitude and customer friendly manner and appearance.
If you’re new to falconry, we can help you get started with the equipment that you’ll need. For those with their own birds of prey, you will not be required to use them but an allowance can be paid to those who do.
So what do we ask from you?
Each site has specific requirements, such as:
- Prevent no more than 20 scavenging birds access to site for 20 minutes
- Attend site at contracted times
- Fly the birds during the day in a manner which effectively scares and deters nuisance birds
- Provide a minimum of 6 flights per day
- Use all supportive deterrents at your disposal to maintain a level of control should weather not permit flying of the falcons
- Carry out regular patrols of the site
We will also ask you to develop a positive working relationship with the client, complete daily reports for the site file and liaise with your area manager to improve the service where possible. If problems arise that will affect service to the client, we expect you to notify your area manager as soon as possible.
At NBC, our working birds are a key part of the team and you’ll be responsible for housing them and keeping in good health and feather. When you’re carrying out falconry work, we will expect the birds to be flown in a manner that effectively scares and deters nuisance birds.
Working hours – Typically 9 hours a day (07:30 to 16:30) Monday to Friday, plus 3 hours every Saturday morning (08:00 to 11:00).
Holiday – 28 days, 10 days of which to be taken between 1st November and 28th February.
Salary – up to £21,000
Benefits – Overtime, Lead Bonus, mobile phone