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Manx BirdLife (Isle of Man)

Reserve (Site) Manager

Contract: Initial two-year contract. Secondments will be considered.
Based: Isle of Man
Salary: Negotiable
Expressions of interest: by 31 July 2020
Role commencing: As soon as possible

This is an exciting opportunity to use your expertise in gravel pit restoration and site management to develop a major new nature reserve at the Isle of Man’s famous Point of Ayre.

Initially comprising 105 acres, the reserve has potential to grow to 400+ acres as quarrying concludes in further areas across the site. The mix of open freshwater, dry scrub and heathland is unique within the Isle of Man, attracting a similarly unique assemblage of fauna and flora.

Joining us as Reserve (Site) Manager at this early stage of this long-term project gives you every opportunity to make your mark on the reserve’s goals and design. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of reserve development, management, monitoring and improvement.

Essential skills and knowledge:

  • Principles of quarry restoration and management for nature
  • Business management including budgeting, planning
  • Health and safety in the countryside
  • Supporter, visitor, volunteer, supplier and public relations

Essential experience:

  • Proven record of reserve/site management
  • Planning applications, liaising with regulatory authorities
  • Visitor management
  • A relevant qualification (e.g. ecology, environmental management) is required.

For full details (including more about the Point of Ayre, Job Description, Terms of Work) click here.

For an informal conversation, contact Neil Morris, Managing Director at

Expressions of interest are requested by Friday 31 July 2020.

[The Isle of Man is a great place to live and work, with convenient transport links to the UK and other parts of the British Isles. See The role will suit someone wishing to move temporarily or permanently to the Island.]

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