Sutton Fen Habitat Management Team member

Tuesday 10 July 2007
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
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 enthusiastic volunteers with an understanding of habitat management, to join a small team at the RSPB's 200th reserve, Sutton Fen. Enthusiasm, general high level of fitness and an awareness of conservation. No specialist skills are required though an ability to work with hand tools along with a desire to work outside is essential. Some previous experience of practical conservation tasks would be useful. You will need to enjoy working as part of a team under the guidance of a team leader.

Your time

1 or 2 days per year
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. Volunteering in a team of 5-10 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


Richard Mason, Sutton Fen
Tel: 01692 598097


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to Birdlife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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