Sutton Fen Habitat Management Team member

Wednesday 25 September 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Sutton Fen

What we're looking for

Sutton and Catfield Fens are a real gem for wildlife right in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. We need help to look after the fen, meadows and woodlands for the Nationally important numbers and variety of plants, invertebrates and birdlife that live there. From fen cutting, scrub clearing and infrastructure maintenance there is always plenty to do! Why not help us by coming along to one of our weekly work parties?

The skills you need

Enthusiasm, an interest in nature conservation and a love of the outdoors are desirable, as is a friendly open manner to work with others. You will need to be prepared to work in all weathers. A reasonable level of fitness is essential.

Your time

1 or 2 Wednesdays per month
July to April each year

What's in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to make a difference on a nature reserve near you. Our work helps maintain and improve some of the best fen habitat in Western Europe for rare plants and invertebrates. It will be a chance to get to know part of your local environment, learn new skills and about nature conservation. All of that whilst being out in beautiful surroundings, meeting new people and keeping fit. There are many different features of the site as well as the actual area of fen, including woodland, grassland 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


Daniel Hercock, Mid Yare Valley, Strumpshaw
Tel: 01603 715191


This volunteer position is based at Sutton Fen reserve NR29 5DF. 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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