Head of Nature Reserves

Somerset Wildlife Trust

Taunton or Cheddar, Somerset
Up to £33,000 pa according to experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Reference: 149664_SW

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 08 January 2018

Head of Nature Reserves - Somerset Wildlife Trust

Up to £33,000 pa according to experience and offering excellent benefits

Full-time role, based in Taunton or Cheddar

This is an outstanding opportunity to make your mark by ensuring the Trust’s nature reserves are brilliant sites for wildlife and for people to experience wildlife. Working in one of the most wildlife-rich and habitat-rich counties in Britain, you will lead an experienced team so our nature reserves operation is organised appropriately for today’s needs.

Delivering new challenges daily will give you the opportunity to build on your skills including your already well developed leadership, project management and budgetary skills. Confident, resilient, a change agent, self-motivated and a great team leader, you will inspire and motivate the reserves team and make a real and positive difference to conservation in Somerset.

You must have substantial experience as a senior land manager working with nature conservation organisations in the public and/or voluntary sectors, with an in-depth knowledge of the practical management of a broad range of UK habitats and species. A strong background in wetland habitats and their management would be particularly useful. The operation comprises 1,700 ha including some exciting habitat creation projects in the nationally important Avalon Marshes.

In return you can be based in our Taunton or Cheddar Office with easy access to Exeter and Bristol. Excellent benefits include 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, pension and a very friendly and flexible working environment. Working hours are 37.5 hours per week.

Please apply by submitting a comprehensive CV accompanied by a covering letter highlighting how you match the knowledge, experience and skills of the role as summarised on the Job Description and why you want this job to: recruitment@somersetwildlife.org

All applications must be received by 9am Monday 8th January 2018

Interviews held at SWT’s Taunton Office, on Thursday 18th January 2018

For an informal conversation about this role please call Michele Bowe, the Director of Conservation on 01823 652400 or email michele.bowe@somersetwildlife.org

For a Job Description and further information please visit www.somersetwildlife.org/vacancies.html

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