Senior Site Manager

RSPB

Saltholme, Middlesbrough
£34,643 - £37,530 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

marie.starwarski@rspb.org.uk 01524 581001 Marie Starwarski

Reference: A4480118

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 2nd February 2018  


We are looking for a passionate and inspiring individual to lead a dedicated team on our spectacular Saltholme nature reserve of over 630 ha on the Tees Estuary. The site is designated as an SSSI and an SPA and holds internationally important wintering populations of waders and wildfowl. It is one of the best examples in the North East of a large scale and diverse coastal wetland. The wet grassland and pools support over 100 pairs of breeding waders and a large common tern colony whilst the saltmarsh and intertidal habitat support wintering waders and wildfowl and a healthy harbour seal population.

The site is key to our visitor experience activity in the North East, run from our award winning Saltholme visitor centre. Our extensive visitor facilities including RSPB shop and cafe attract over 80,000 visits per year and our site team deliver over 500 memberships per annum making Saltholme a key income generating site. Increasing the visitor numbers to 100,000 is a key people objective of the current management plan. We have a high quality, award winning education programme providing an engaging and inspiring nature experience for over 3,000 school children per year.

The senior site manager will be responsible for leading the team to deliver our key work on the reserve and near-by wider estuary for both conservation, visitor experience and our commercial business delivery and be able to juggle many priorities on a busy site. We work in partnership with a wide range of organisations so local advocacy with a variety of different organisations and audiences is another key element to the role.


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