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Senior Site Manager

We are looking for a dynamic and well organised Senior Site Manager to lead our work saving nature on the Kent coast.

Senior Site Manager
Reference: SEP20213897
Location: Dungeness and Lydden Valley
Salary: £36,604.00 - £40,608.00 Per Annum
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave

Your demonstrable people skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others will see you lead a reserve team that delivers ecological reserve management on rare and specialist habitats and a quality visitor experience at our Dungeness reserve. With effective communication skills, a passion for wildlife and experience of wetland ecology, you will have the energy and enthusiasm to bring positive change for wildlife and deliver outstanding experiences for our visitors.

Based at RSPB Dungeness and Lydden Valley, the role offers an exciting opportunity to experience the full range of conservation work on the RSPB's oldest reserve, and at its most recent. Dungeness, an RSPB reserve since 1931, is home to an internationally important range of animals and plants - from bitterns to bumblebees to Nottingham catchfly, Dungeness is one of the most biodiverse sites in the UK, while Lydden Valley, a newly acquired reserve that has been restored in the last two years thanks to a £1.2m Wetland Improvement grant, provides a rich mosaic of wetland habitats with an established population of beavers.

Essential skills, experience, and qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of managing teams and individuals, staff and volunteers, preferably within a large organisation
  • Conservation, ecological and land management experience of key species and habitats
  • Proven experience of developing and managing large scale projects
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of visitor operations
  • A proven track record of managing large and complex nature reserves
  • Contract management experience
  • Proven ability to work in partnership and with communities
  • Proven ability to manage risks, compliance and health and safety on sites

Closing date: 23:59, 17 October 2021
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 1st November 2021.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

To apply please click here to be taken to our website for further details.

Closing Date: 17/10/2021  Location: Dungeness & Lydden Valley

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