Sutton Fen Habitat Management Team Leader

Posted:
Sunday 10 June 2007
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Sutton Fen

What we're looking for

Sutton Fen is the RSPB's 200th nature reserve, purchased in 2007. It represents one of the most untouched and pristine areas of Broads habitat and fen in the country. All the tasks are vital to the conservation of the site and for retaining good access and management.We are looking to develop the reserve with input from local people and involving the community in keeping this site special. This is your chance to input your expertise and knowledge and assist in directing the future of this unique RSPB reserve.

The skills you need

We require an enthusiastic volunteer with an understanding of habitat management, to lead a small team at the RSPB's 200th reserve, Sutton Fen. Some experience of habitat management would be an advantage, however training can be given and enthusiasm and commitment are more important. You will need to be self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative, under the guidance of the Site Warden, managing a team of 4-5 volunteers.

Your time

Minimum:
Flexible - but 1 day per week desirable
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

You will have an opportunity to contribute towards the UK's largest conservation charity, directly helping birds, wildlife and the environment. Leading a small team of 4-5 people together on the site will provide an opportunity for learning new techniques, developing skills and experience in habitat management and a strong social element and team spirit. There are many different features of the site as well as the actual area of fen, including tree plantations, organic gardens and a herd of Highland cattle. This would give you a chance to gather a broad range of management techniques across several areas.

How to apply

Contact

Lotte Large, Mid Yare Valley, Strumpshaw
Tel: 01603 715191
Email: Lotte.Large@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way..

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