Warden – Lakenheath Fen


Would you wish to work throughout two precedence landscapes? The dry sandy soils of the Brecks and
the moist peat of the Fens taking care of some wonderful and iconic species like stone curlews and
cranes? In that case then this could be the job for you.

The Lakenheath Fen crew are looking for to recruit a brand new Warden to guide on
administration of our Cavenham Quarry website and to help within the administration of Lakenheath Fen.
Cavenham is a restored quarry working of 70 hectares in measurement. Many of the website is dry acid
grassland and helps a major inhabitants of breeding stone curlews. Lakenheath Fen is a
wetland RSPB created from arable farmland during the last 25 years and its reedbeds help
bitterns, marsh harriers and cranes in nationally necessary numbers.

We’re on the lookout for an enthusiastic, motivated and resourceful particular person to hitch our small crew.
The profitable candidate would lead on the administration of the Cavenham website and would help in
the administration at Lakenheath. Candidates ought to have a great pure historical past data
particularly of dry grassland and wetland and have the ability to rapidly and successfully combine right into a
small crew. You’d have good organisational expertise and expertise of operating and dealing
with volunteers. It is a full time put up with occasional weekend working within the customer centre
at Lakenheath.

At Cavenham key work will embody delivering the brand new Countryside Stewardship settlement, each
choices and capital works. This may contain working with the grazier and contractors. Guaranteeing
the predator fence is maintained and efficient, monitoring key breeding species notably stone
curlew and managing deer management on website and liaising with neighbours. Different habitat administration
will embody scrub management each with contractors and volunteer teams and dealing with Pure
England on naked floor creation.

At Lakenheath you’ll be working with the remainder of the crew on the complete vary of habitat
administration, monitoring and customer providers. This may embody helping with reedbed, moist
grassland and woodland administration. Lakenheath is presently endeavor a major habitat
creation challenge which additionally includes carbon credit and biodiversity internet achieve and you’ll be
concerned in serving to the positioning supervisor ship this work. With a small crew everybody takes turns
in responsibility supervisor work at weekend within the customer centre.

Important Ability, data and expertise:

  • Data of dry grassland and related species administration and a few data of wetland
    habitat administration notably reedbeds and moist grassland and related species together with
    bitterns, cranes and marsh harriers.
  • Expertise of sensible land administration in grasslands and wetlands.
  • Expertise within the secure operation and upkeep of equipment, instruments, gear and the
    well being and security related together with threat assessments file maintaining.
  • Expertise of main, managing and motivating volunteers.
  • Wonderful communication expertise, each written and verbal.
  • Confirmed time administration and organisational expertise.
  • Working unsupervised for prolonged intervals, as a part of a crew or main a crew.
  • A full, guide driving licence that’s legitimate within the UK to drive the reserve pickup vehicles
    between the 2 reserves.
  • LANTRA or equal qualification for ATV, chainsaw, brushcutter and pesticide
    certification PA1 and PA6AW.
  • Competent in the usage of Microsoft Workplace packages together with Phrase, Excel and Outlook.
  • Downside fixing expertise, creating properly thought via sensible options.

Fascinating Abilities

  • Expertise of GIS mapping software program and report writing.
  • LANTRA clearing noticed, weed wiper and tractor driving.
  • Data of Agri-Atmosphere schemes particularly Countryside Stewardship.
  • Expertise of predator management together with fox and north American mink.

It is a Everlasting Full-Time function for 37.5 hours per week with occasional weekend working as
you’ll be required to behave as responsibility supervisor within the customer centre at Lakenheath Fen. The function
will contain lone working in distant areas in addition to early morning survey work. 

We need to conduct interviews for this place on 19 April 2024. For additional
data please contact [email protected].

As a part of this software course of you’ll be requested to offer a replica of your CV and full
an software type together with proof on the way you meet the talents, data, and expertise
listed above.

We’re dedicated to growing an inclusive and numerous RSPB, during which everybody feels
supported, valued, and capable of be their full selves. To attain our imaginative and prescient of making a world
richer in nature, we want extra individuals, and extra numerous individuals, on nature’s facet. Individuals of
color and disabled persons are presently underrepresented throughout the atmosphere, local weather,
sustainability, and conservation sector. If you happen to determine as an individual of color and/or disabled,
we’re notably fascinated about receiving your software. Contact us to debate any
extra help chances are you’ll want to finish your software.

The RSPB is an equal alternatives employer. This function is roofed by the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974.

This function will not be eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship – the profitable applicant might want to have
a pre-existing Proper to Work within the UK to be able to be provided an employment contract.

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