Access and Recreation Manager

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust

£26,768 - £33,939 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent [email protected] 07718971992 Karen Studley

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 12th May 2021   Closes today

The Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) is seeking an Access and Recreation Manager to join our dynamic and effective team. We are an organisation driven by a passion for Fife and committed to seeing people benefit from access to our wonderful outdoors. We believe that our people are our greatest asset and look to employ individuals who bring a positive, energetic, constructive, and committed attitude to the workplace.

The Access and Recreation Manager will take a strategic approach to all aspects of visitor management at our many managed sites across Fife. Leading a team of Countryside Wardens and working closely with FCCT’s other field teams, you will be responsible for ensuring FCCT meets all obligations of its funders and delivers excellent service to the public. You will also support the development of creative ideas for improving access and recreation opportunities in Fife.

You will report directly to the Head of Communities and Engagement and have line management responsibility for an initial cohort of four Countryside Wardens and any seasonal employees that may be recruited to your team. Applicants are expected to have a good practical knowledge of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and other legislation related to outdoor access and recreation. You will be confident in informing the public on a wide variety of issues including wild camping, littering, dog fouling and access. The Communities and Engagement Team is FCCT’s newest team and you will be joining as we implement a new structure with exciting prospects for growth and development. You will be expected to work closely with other departments of FCCT and build on existing relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders in Fife.

Essential Characteristics

  • Passionate about the outdoors and outdoor recreation and knowledgeable about the legislative landscape surrounding this in Scotland, particularly the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and Land Reform Act 2004.
  • FCCT manage sites across Fife, so it is essential that you hold a full driving licence to travel regularly between sites.
  • As a key part of a new departmental structure, you must be willing to be flexible and able to adapt to new challenges and changing conditions as we emerge from COVID-19.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and customer care skills are expected supported by a friendly and approachable demeanour.

This post is a full-time (36 hours per week) permanent post with an annual salary beginning at £26,768. Work will be delivered over a five-day week but will include some evening and weekend work in peak periods as may be required. Additional benefits include:

  • Access to and support for professional development and training
  • Branded work wear and all necessary PPE
  • A comprehensive induction and orientation
  • Access to a competitive Pension Scheme

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