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Clerk to the Conservators Vacancy

Exciting opportunity to be responsible for administration, accounting, governance and procedures of Therfield Heath working with the Conservators.

Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills required along with a proven ability to work independently, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. An interest in common land, conservation and ecology is desirable.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter, together with details of 2 professional referees to the Chair Clare Swarbrick: c.swarbrick@therfieldheath.org.uk

Closing Date: Monday 7 February 2022 at 5pm.

Interviews will be held between 9th -11th February 2022 at a mutually convenient location, or via Zoom if preferred.

See full details of and the role description here

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Burning of green waste 8/9 January 2022

There is a historic ‘green waste’ pile on the heath containing brash (clippings from hedges, shrubs, or other plants). Traditionally these clipping have been burnt on metal sheets and the ash removed from site in accordance with the guidance given to Conservators. In 2020/21 Covid-19 lockdowns and other measures meant that work was delayed or deferred. However a decision has now been taken that, weather permitting, the Conservators intend to undertake this step on 8/9 January 2022. Anyone near the burn site should be aware and stay safe following any guidance given by those on site. If there are any questions or concerns do please inform us ; email clerk@therfieldheath.org.uk or our Head of Conservation on conservation@therfieldheath.org.uk.

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Set up for works needed for location of water infrastructure opposite Downlands Baldock Road SG8 5BY (permitted works)

Today, and for the coming few days, you may see some works occurring on the Heath (opposite Downlands). These are permitted works occurring in order that AWL can locate and/or check part of their water infrastructure. Permission for the digging (there will be a small hole) and associated safety signs and fencing has been given by the Conservators.

If you have any concerns or questions then you may contact us via the clerk “Clerk@therfieldheath.org.uk” or our Head of Conservation “Conservation@therfieldheath.org.uk”. The works should be concluded by the end of the week.