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Natural England

Sussex & Kent NNR Reserve Manager x 2

We are the Government's statutory advisor for the natural environment, playing a part delivering the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan. This describes an ambitious vision, bringing new opportunities to protect and enhance, and to achieve real outcomes for the environment

We are seeking two motivated and passionate Temporary Reserve Managers to work as part of either our East Sussex National Nature Reserve (NNR) group, or at our Kent Stodmarsh NNR.

You will be working alongside our existing Reserve Managers and Senior Reserve Managers. You will be line managed by our Sussex & Kent NNR Team Leader.

The roles are temporary for the remaining 5 months of this financial year with potential to extend into next year dependant on funding and performance.

The role requires the following attributes:

  • Practical Land management skills and experience relevant to nature reserve management.
  • Strong partnership skills, experience of working with partners and other stakeholders including local communities and interest groups
  • An understanding of ecology and conservation management.
  • An understanding of SSSI condition and Biodiversity targets and an awareness of how the NNRs contribute to these.

Role description

  • Work alongside the existing reserve managers to support their busy and ambitious work programmes.
  • Maintain all NNR estate assets so they are safe and operational e.g. site infrastructure, fencing, machinery, vehicles and buildings.
  • Manage and supervise contractors and volunteers.
  • Undertake our Health and Safety responsibilities, co-ordinating with H&S lead undertake required tree safety, built infrastructure, machinery maintenance, vehicle checks etc. and undertake timely H&S reporting.
  • Provide assistance in managing our livestock and ensuring basic welfare standards are met.
  • Manage the day to day spend of allocated NNR budgets, maximise income from NNR operations and ensure adherence to Natural England finance & procurement requirements.
  • Undertake survey and monitoring as required by the NNR management plan.

Please download a full job description and application instructions here

If you would like further details or have questions about this role then please contact us:

Neil Irvine (Recruiting Manager)
Email: Neil.irvine@naturalengland.org.uk
Phone: 07900 405020

Alternative contact: Rob Carver
Email: Rob.carver@naturalengland.org.uk
Phone: 07709 855702

Closing Date: 31/10/2021  Location: East Sussex National Nature Reserve (NNR) group or Kent Stodmarsh NNR

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