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    Site Manager - North Highland Reserves

    Scotland | CHM Recruit

    Job Details
    Category: Executive Positions
    Posted Today

    Site Manager - North Highland Reserves
    Location: Forsinard Flows
    Salary: £36,577 - £39,267 Per Annum
    Hours: 37.5 hours per week
    Contract: Permanent
    Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days' Annual Leave

    This leading nature conservation charity is looking for somebody with the knowledge, passion and energy to lead the organisation's Scotland management at their three North Highland Nature Reserves, Broubster Leans, Dunnet Head and Eilean Hoan. If you have an enthusiasm to save nature and inspire people, are well organised, focused, resilient and a great communicator, then this could be the job for you. Experience of land management in remote areas would be welcome, but they are more interested in who you are and what you want to achieve. This is an exciting opportunity to leave a lasting legacy across these incredible landscapes.

    The North Highland Reserves are Broubster Leans - a beautiful, farmed wetland reserve seven miles from Thurso, Dunnet Head - a stunning seabird cliff and heathland site, 13 miles east of Thurso, being the most northerly point on the British mainland and Eilean Hoan - a small island hosting both breeding seabirds and wintering Barnacle geese, three miles east of Durness in Sutherland. As part of the North Highland and Hebrides Team you will lead the charity's work in terms of the planning and implementation of their ambitious conservation management and visitor objectives, looking after these three reserves with differing conservation challenges, making sure they deliver for nature and people.

    You will be:

    1. Responsible for the production/delivery of reserve management plans.
    2. The main point of contact for the local community, neighbours and other external parties in order to build /maintain good relationships.
    3. Working with the Rural Surveyors to ensure that the reserve infrastructure is well-maintained and compliant.
    4. Responsible for developing, organising and controlling on-site activities to maximise conservation outcomes, future visitor experience and income potential.
    5. Compiling and managing the site budgets to ensure financial compliance and delivery of the charity's objectives

    Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

    • You will understand the ecological & survey requirements of key species and habitats.
    • You will have knowledge of project and budget management.
    • You will be able to demonstrate putting HSE/cross-compliance/risk management knowledge into practice.
    • You will have great interpersonal and communication skills.
    • You will be able to demonstrate a track record of managing land.
    • You will be able to demonstrate a track record of managing people (contractors and/or volunteers).
    • You will have a suitable licence allowing you to drive vehicles on UK public roads.

    Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.
    • Boat use certification.

    Closing Date: 12:00, Friday 23 rd June 2023
    They are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 10 th July 2023.

    Application Process:

    To find out more information, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to complete your application for this position.

    The charity is committed to developing an inclusive and diverse organisation, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve their vision of creating a world richer in nature, they need more people, and more diverse people, on nature's side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, they are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact them to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

    This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

    This charity is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

    No agencies please.

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