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Berney Marshes and Breydon Water Site Manager

Berney Marshes and Breydon Water Site Manager
Reference: NOV20215975
Location: Berney Marshes and Breydon Water
Salary: £32,400 - £35,944 per annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Contract: Permanent, Full-Time role for 37 hours per week

We have an opportunity for a conservation land manager to lead the management of 900 ha of marshes and habitats supporting wildlife  set in Broads National Park.

What's the role about?

You'll plan and lead the delivery of our management plan for this site overseeing the effective and compliant delivery of operations to deliver objectives.

You will coordinate a land management operation, which will include supporting grassland management on other Broadland reserves.

You will manage/develop the wardens and seasonal staff, and develop volunteering at the reserve.

As part of the reserve team, you'll need to achieve the work programme, e.g. with tractor operations.

You will develop and manage projects, be a part of delivering large projects, often in partnership with other organisations.

You'll work with the Senior Sites Manager and Broads management team to plan deployment of staff, budgets and equipment.

You'll work actively with Area, Regional and HQ support and functionally specialist staff (e.g. land agents, reserve ecologists, etc) to ensure delivery of objectives.

You'll work closely with statutory agencies, farming businesses, neighbours and communities on cooperation and support we depend upon to achieve our objectives.

You'll lead the review of the management plan/development of objectives in response to challenges or opportunities such as changes in species priorities, climate etc..

What we need from you:


  • Track record of managing land for objectives.
  • Knowledge of conservation grazing, water and grassland management operations.
  • Understanding of safety/land management risks.
  • Ability to plan/prioritise a complex work programme.
  • Experience of land management projects.
  • Relevant practical land/estate management skills
  • Wetland bird ecological knowledge/identification/survey skills
  • Staff/Team management experience.
  • Ability to persuade/motivate a wide range of people
  • Experience of budget management/procurement/contract management.
  • IT user 
  • Passion for working outdoors 
  • Ability to work with others to innovate/develop/deliver solutions to ecological problems


  • Understanding of ecological requirements of key wet grassland species.
  • Degree in a relevant subject.
  • Predator control experience/skills.
  • Knowledge/Understanding of The Broads

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Closing Date: Monday 29th November 2021

If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click here to be directed to our website.

No agencies please. 

Closing Date: 29/11/2021  Location: Berney Marshes and Breydon Water

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