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Natural England

National Nature Reserve Manager - Teesmouth

  • Natural England is seeking to recruit a professional and highly motivated individual to work as a Reserve Manager. The successful candidate will be a member of both Natural England’s Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve (NNR) team and the wider Northumbria Area Team which cover Northumberland, Durham Tyne & Wear and Teesside. On a daily basis, he/she will work with the Senior Reserve Manager, the NNR Reserve Manager working primarily at Teesmouth NNR.

Typical working pattern will be 37 hours per week, Mon-Thursday 8.15am to 4.15pm and Friday 8.15 – 4pm, but also possibly including a monthly weekend volunteer group tasks and some weekend and evening events for the public.

Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £22,418
Location: This position is based at Castle Eden Dene NNR, Peterlee
Closing date: Friday 23rd September 2022

The role involves a considerable amount of practical management, working with various plant machinery and equipment and outside in all weathers and on challenging terrain.

  • Co-ordinate, manage and deliver, where appropriate, the day- to- day operations at specified National Nature Reserves in accordance with agreed management plans, under the supervision of the Senior Reserve Manager.
  • Co-ordinate and deliver the agreed programme of monitoring and recording of NNR management and its outcomes, including maintaining appropriate corporate recording systems.
  • Manage budgets assigned to the Reserves and provide reports as needed; as well as contribute to income generation opportunities where appropriate.
  • Provide advice and support to the Senior Reserve Manager in producing and revising Management Plans and any annual work programmes.
  • Assist with ‘health and safety’ management including maintaining servicing and records, risk and COSHH assessment.
  • Support volunteer input to the Reserve – managing volunteers, carrying out new and existing practical work, including being responsible for the recruitment and health and safety of volunteers.
  • Lead on signage updates and delivery.
  • Act as principal contact point and provide regular communications with communities and stakeholders, referring complex or contentious issues to the Senior Reserve Manager or Team Leader.
  • Develop and undertake programmes of public engagement that build the support of visitors and local communities.
  • Design and deliver work programmes through volunteers and contractors, working within Natural England’s policies and procedures, and supervise delivery of such projects.
  • Work with partners to identify, develop and deliver opportunities for joint delivery of engagement opportunities and projects.

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Closing Date: 23/09/2022  Location: Peterlee

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