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Reference number: A0990719

Location: Wiltshire

Can you help us unlock the Secret Forest? Franchises Lodge is our near 1,000 acre new reserve in the New Forest National Park, a landscape of ancient woodland and conifer plantation that are ripe for restoration into an un-paralleled biodiversity hotspot.

Our 200-year vision is to restore a landscape-scale mosaic of deciduous woodland, wood pasture, heath and mire that really delivers for people and nature. Your role will be to start this journey and set the direction for the reserve. In the first two years you will introduce grazing, establish a work base, a residential volunteering programme, oversee forestry operations, deliver a major project to remove rhododendron, and lead the establishment of Cameron's Cottage - an off grid residential education centre at the heart of the Forest.

Are you the right person to make these ambitious plans a reality and develop our new reserves operation? You'll be energetic, practically minded, bold and astute, able to deliver an ambitious work programme, and build / maintain critical working relationships and partnerships in this complex and highly political environment. With a proven track record of managing nature reserves, you will be experienced in project management, land management, compliance & risk management, leading and managing staff / volunteers, and working with communities and stakeholders.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£29,507 to £31,966 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 18 September 2019
Interview date: 27 September 2019

How to apply

Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A0990719 on your application.

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Who to contact

For questions about this post
Dante Munns
01929 555982

Send application details to
Jenny Goy
The RSPB, Dorset Office, RSPB Dorset Office, First Floor, Ryan House, Sandford Lane, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4DY, 01929 408733