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Assistant Warden

Assistant Warden - North Suffolk Coast Reserves
Reference: SEP20211866
Location: Minsmere
Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00
Permanent, Full Time

Would you like to help manage the RSPB's most biodiverse reserve?

Key areas of work:

  • Habitat management as defined by the reserves' management plans and agri-environment agreements to ensure conservation targets are met.
  • Maintenance of tools and machinery
  • Repair and maintenance of buildings and estate infrastructure
  • Monitoring of key species and habitats to enable performance to be measured and reviewed against management plan targets.
  • Managing, mapping and storing data, ensuring this can be accessed by the wider team and organisation.
  • Maintaining high standards of health and safety
  • Developing, leading, and managing an effective team of volunteers
  • Collaborating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with ensuring legal compliance of conservation and land management operations.
  • Planning and implementing small projects.
  • General administration and report writing
  • Assisting with off-reserve work in collaboration with RSPB Conservation Officers and a wide-range of other NGO's and partners.


  • Experience of practical land management and delivering estate management tasks.
  • Experience in the safe operation and maintenance of machinery, tools and equipment.
  • Experience of managing and leading volunteers.
  • Ecological knowledge of reedbed, heathland and wet and dry grasslands.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven time management and organisational skills.
  • Working unsupervised for extended periods, as part of a team or leading a team.
  • Experience implementing risk assessments and updating health and safety records.
  • Problem solving skills, creating well thought through practical solutions.
  • LANTRA, or equivalent qualification, in the safe use of brushcutter.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Full, manual driving licence valid in the UK.


  • Experience of biological monitoring and surveying.
  • Knowledge of woodland/scrub management.
  • LANTRA, or equivalent qualification, in the safe use of tractors and trailed equipment, Pesticides (PA1 and PA6AW), chainsaw and ATV.
  • Experience of using GIS mapping software.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of agri-environment and cross-compliance regulations.
  • Previous experience of working in the Environmental or land management sectors.

Closing date: 23:59, 26 September 2021

Interviews week commencing 4th October 2021.

To apply please click here

No agencies please.

Closing Date: 26/09/2021  Location: Minsmere

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