Conservation Site Manager
We are looking for someone to lead our client’s wardening team, to manage the planning and implementation of their ambitious conservation management objectives and engage with visitors and the local community.
As the largest nature conservation charity in the UK with over 1.2 million members, our client makes a real difference to the world we live in and they can’t do that without great people.
Position: Site Manager – Forsinard Flows
Location: Forsinard Flows
Salary: £30,817 - £34,472 per annum
Hours: Full time, permanent – 37.5 hours per week
Benefits: Flexible working, 26 Days Annual Leave, Free access to our reserves, up to 20% discount off retail items in our shops. Free access to a confidential Employee Assistance programme that provides support and advice around financial, physical and mental health wellbeing. A substantial Learning and Development offer.
Closing date: 25th September 2020
Interview date: 15th October 2020
About the role:
The Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve consists of a huge expanse of designated blanket peatland, which is part of the largest terrestrial Special Area for Conservation in the UK. Our client has invested significant efforts in building a collaborative research programme with multiple external partners, and this includes some of the longest running peatland restoration monitoring schemes in the UK.
As Site Manager you will lead in the delivery of all the habitat restoration which links strongly with the research carried out. You will manage the day to day running of the reserve, as well as a team of dedicated Wardens.
You will be based at the Field Centre and will help with the running of this, the education facilities and laboratory, in order to help facilitate the continuation and growth of research work in the Flow Country. The reserve also has a small visitor centre and a fantastic eye-catching lookout tower on the blanket bog.
Forsinard Flows is set in Sutherland and Caithness in the Scottish Highlands. This is a beautiful part of the country and is very rural and fairly remote. The main land uses around the reserve are traditional highland sporting estates and forestry.
As Conservation Site Manager you will have a passion for nature and conservation along with a proven track record of strong people management, you will also bring with you the following skills and experience:
- Contract management and budget management
- Previous experience of partnership working and community engagement, being able to get on with neighbours is important at this site and experience of community liaison would certainly help
- Knowledge of forestry management, peatland ecosystems and Highland estates
- Although not essential, you will ideally have a knowledge of open bog management, deer management and Highland estates.
Other roles you may have experience of could include: Site Manager, Heritage / Conservation, Environmental Site Manager, Environmental Project Manager, Site Manager (conservation project), Senior Project Managers & Conservators, Nature Reserve Warden, Heritage Manager, Woodland Conservation Manager, Senior Ranger etc.
Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the appropriarte safeguarding checks upon appointment. Please note due to the nature of this role it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.