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Logo: RSPBSenior Site Manager
Reference: A1370819
Location: Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire
Salary: 34,643 to 37,530
Terms: Full time, Permanent


An exciting opportunity for the right candidate to lead all aspects of our Dearne Valley reserves operation. Centred around our busy visitor centre at RSPB Old Moor, the Dearne Valley is an amazing restoration success story. In less than a generation, its landscape has been changed from one of Europe's largest coal production areas to a series of nationally important wetlands supporting breeding bittern, bearded tit, lapwing, redshank and willow tit amongst a wide range of breeding, wintering and migratory widlife, including an enviable rarity track record.


You will use your excellent leadership skills to set the direction for the reserve's management team, driving high standards and outstanding performance in all aspects of the operation. Your  understanding of the key elements of reserve management, including ecology, budget management, visitor operations, compliance, and project delivery will give you credibility both with your team and key partners.


Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be vital, for close working with your team and other key internal contacts and important external stakeholders. You won't be afraid to have difficult conversations when needed but, equally, you will celebrate successes and lead a positive, collaborative, can-do culture.


Over the last 12 months, the team has been working through the development phase of a National Lottery Heritage Fund bid to transform the site's ecological and visitor offer. The new Senior Site Manager's role will be to build on the outcome of this bid to ensure that is a catalyst for positive change, irrespective of the decision.


Closing: 30 August 2019
Interviews: 26 & 27 September 2019


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