Reserves Manager (Central Hampshire)

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Winchester, Hampshire
c.£28,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 14th December 2018   4 days left

Salary: Circa £28,000 depending on qualifications and experience; full-time 35 hours per week; based at Bradbury House, Winchester, Hampshire

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Estates & Conservation Delivery, this post requires the management of a team of staff and volunteers responsible for a suite of Trust nature reserves and sites in central Hampshire, predominantly in the Itchen Valley & South Downs. This includes flagship Trust reserves such as Winnall Moors, St Catherine’s Hill and Noar Hill.

The post requires regular on-site visibility to help coordinate and oversee management works on the ground as well as contribute to aspects of practical delivery. It will also involve direct management responsibility for a small number of sites in the Itchen Valley.

Forward planning, effective project management skills and excellent time management, to ensure the multiple and varied aspects of the team are all delivered on time and on budget, are essential.

The post requires clear thinking, good negotiation skills and diplomacy, representing the Trust and promoting its policies to a number of external stakeholders including local authorities, South Downs National Park, Environment Agency, Natural England and other eNGO’s. This is a crucial part of being able to ensure this post is carried out successfully to secure effective and long term management on some of the UK’s most highly designated conservation areas and within key Trust Living Landscape areas.

This is a challenging role that requires a high degree of practical and technical competency, initiative and enthusiasm.

A full driving licence is required. Flexible working is necessary and the contribution to an on call rota.

Closing date: 17:00 pm, Friday 14th December 2018
Interviews: W/C 14th January in Winchester

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