Maintenance Warden - Minsmere

This role is vital for smooth operation of the site, which will help us to maintain our hides, trails and visitor areas to a high standard.

Tuesday 30 July 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Minsmere Nature Reserve

What we're looking for

We need someone to assist us with the maintenance and upkeep of our reserve hides, paths and visitor facilities to reflect a welcoming and attractive appearance at the RSPB's flagship reserve. Tasks may include: clearing vegetation, ensuring hides, signs and public areas are clean and tidy, basic repairs to essential infrastructure, and ensuring our facilities meet basic health and safety requirements.

The skills you need

Some previous caretaking or maintenance experience desirable but not essential. An interest in conservation issues would be useful but not essential. You need to be happy working outdoors in all weathers.

Your time

Minimum half day per week
All year round

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to work as part of the reserve team in the beautiful surroundings of the Suffolk coast, and learn more about the reserve itself. Connect with nature whilst you work. See how the RSPB works and makes a difference to the local area. Help us to work towards our goal of saving nature. Training is available, if required, in the use of various machinery and tools.

How to apply


Ian Barthorpe, Minsmere Nature Reserve
Tel: 01728 648281/648780


Appropriate training and tools will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with wildlife once again. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations. 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.

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