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Senior Site Manager

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Senior Site Manager (Maternity Cover)Reference: AUG20210247Location: Titchwell MarshSalary: £36,604.00 - £40,608.00 Per AnnumBenefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life AssuranceDuration: Maternity CoverOur client a nature conservation charity are looking to recruit a maternity cover role of Senior Sites Manager for their North West Norfolk reserves in the Norfolk and Lincolnshire Area Team, one of 12 operational areas in England. This role is a great opportunity to use and develop your leadership and management skills across a broad spectrum of the charity's operational activity on four reserves. You will lead a team working to deliver ecological land management, high quality visitor operations and driving a number of related medium/large projects to enhance the reserves for both wildlife and peopleSitting at the heart of their Wash and North Norfolk Priority Landscape our client has four nature reserves in North West Norfolk. These reserves are home to many priority species throughout the year. They provide wonderful opportunities to share the amazing bird spectacles of the coast with visitors throughout the year and turn these experiences into support.The North West Norfolk reserves team are engaged in several medium and large projects including:Plovers in Peril, working with community volunteers to engage the public to protect beach nesting birds for which this coast is nationally important;The Titchwell Freshwater habitats enhancement project; andTitchwell Visitor Infrastructure reinvestment project.You will be leading a team comprising, two Wardens, Assistant Warden, Administrator/Facilities Manager, Catering Manager, Retail Manager, Visitor Operations Manager, Visitor Experience Manager, 2 Retail Assistants, 2 Catering Assistants, Centre Assistant, 2 Cleaners, Kick Start placement, seasonal Plovers in Peril Project Officer, Residential Volunteers and around 60 volunteers. A Conservation Officer, not line managed by this post, is allocated to the priority landscape.Key deliverables of the roleYou will lead the vision and direction for four reserves, through the production and delivery of five-year reserve management plans in order to deliver site objectivesYou will lead and develop the reserves management team to effectively deliver site objectives and recruit manage and develop staff to effectively perform and deliver these objectivesYou will oversee and coordinate the effective and compliant delivery of operations across the four reserves to deliver objectives for biodiversity, and to maximise visitor experience and income potential and supportYou will develop and manage the budget to ensure financial compliance and delivery of the charity's objectivesWork actively with colleagues e.g. Fundraising and Communications to secure external grant income and ensure compliance with eternal funder requirementsYou will take responsibility for the safe and compliant management of all site operations, overseeing systems such that risks are adequately controlledYou will work actively with the Land Agency team to ensure that the reserve estate and buildings are well maintained safe, secure and risk free at all times. This post will be based in the Titchwell reserve office, with scope for remote home-working.Key activities will include:Leading the vision and direction for the charity's North West Norfolk Reserves through production and delivery of reserve management plans and development and delivery of large and medium sized projectsLeading and developing the reserve team to deliver objectives, including recruiting, managing and developing staffDeveloping and managing the reserve team budget effectively to deliver objectivesWorking actively with colleagues to secure external income and ensure compliance with funder requirementsBeing the main point of contact with the local community to build and maintain good relationsTaking responsibility for the safe and complaint management of reserve operations, working with colleagues to ensure risks are managed and estate and buildings are well maintainedEssential skills, experience, and qualifications:Excellent interpersonal and communication skillsProven skills in managing people and leading a teamRelevant conservation, ecological and land management experience of key species and habitatsProven experience of developing and managing ambitious projectsExperience of managing budgetsA proven track record of managing large and complex sites and delivering multiple objectivesContract management experienceProven ability to work in partnership and with communitiesProven ability to manage risks, compliance and health and safety on sitesDesirable skills, experience and qualification:Experience of running visitor operationsClosing date: 23:59, 19 September 2021To Apply and for More Information:If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website. As part of this application process, you will be asked to complete an application form to evidence of how your meet the skills, knowledge, and experience requested.Our client is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.No agencies please.
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