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Senior Site Manager

Reference: SEP20228336
Location: Forsinard Flows Reserve, Caithness & Sutherland
Salary: £38,000.00 - £42,156.00 Per Annum
Duration: Permanent, Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

An exciting key role in driving and overseeing a significant and complex work programme across the RSPB’s largest reserve.

We are looking for an organised, dynamic, passionate person to lead the team and work programme delivery on the RSPB’s largest nature reserve, Forsinard Flows. This is an exciting and varied role that presents a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference for nature, at scale!

To make a success of this opportunity, you will be a capable manager with the ability to work well with a broad range of contacts, both within the RSPB and beyond. You will be able to apply your strong programme and people management skills in a pragmatic and focused way, to enable the reserve team to deliver the best possible outcomes for our priority habitats and species.

The reserve is at the heart of the Flow Country, the world’s largest and most intact blanket bog. It hosts internationally important populations of many species, such as common scoter, greenshank, dunlin, golden plover and hen harrier. The 21,000+ha reserve also has areas of montane, woodland, farmland and aquatic habitats important for a wide range of key species.

We have a field centre that can accommodate up to five residential volunteers and 16 guests, such as staff, contractors, scientists or students. It also houses an education room and a lab for scientists undertaking work as part of the extensive collaborative approach to peatland science in the Flows.

This is an important external role, building positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders, such as the Northern Deer Management Group, so that RSPB’s policies and messages are understood and furthered within relevant partnerships and fora.

As well as the key elements of reserve management (budgeting/financial management, H&S, compliance, project management, management planning, reporting and public relations) our immediate areas of focus are the expansion of our peatland restoration projects to include work verified under the IUCN Peatland Code and the development of a three-year overall peatland restoration programme.

You will also supervise the management of three satellite reserves – Broubster Leans, Dunnet Head and Eilean Hoan – giving the postholder the ability to save nature across the whole of Caithness and Sutherland.

Closing: Wednesday 19th October

To complete your application online, please CLICK HERE

Closing Date: 19/10/2022  Location: Forsinard Flows Reserve, Caithness & Sutherland

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