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The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Reserve Manager

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Ormskirk, Lancashire
37.5 Hours per week to be worked on a rota basis to include weekends, bank holidays and evenings in line with business requirements
£29,351 per annum

It’s a really exciting time at the Martin Mere Wetland Centre, with ambitious plans to improve the wetland habitats at one of the best known nature reserves in the UK. The reserve carries SSSI, SPA and RAMSAR site designations and, as a result, we are seeking a hardworking, experienced and enthusiastic individual to manage and enhance the biodiversity of the reserve, and work with partner organisations, during this exciting period and beyond.

The role will oversee the upkeep and regeneration of site infrastructure, innovative management of wetland and species monitoring. In addition, the role will be at the forefront of WWT Martin Mere’s Engagement Strategy, providing excellent customer service and delivering high quality public relations through walks, talks, radio and TV. There will also be some day to day Centre Management responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level standard, or equivalent, with previous reserve management experience. Excellent communication skills and supervisory experience are also essential to the role.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres


For more information, and to apply for the role, please click here

Closing Date: 7th March 2021

Interview Date: 15th March 2021

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

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