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Reserve Site Manager - Manx Birdlife

Reference number: NON RSPB ROLE

Location: Isle of Man

This is an exciting opportunity to use your proven expertise in gravel pit restoration and site management to develop a major new nature reserve at the Isle of Man's famous Point of Ayre.

Initially comprising 105 acres, the reserve has potential to grow to 400+ acres as quarrying concludes in further areas across the site. The mix of large areas of open freshwater, dry scrub and heathland is unique within the Isle of Man, attracting a similarly unique assemblage of fauna and flora.

Joining us as Reserve (Site) Manager at this early stage of this long-term project gives you every opportunity to make your mark on the reserve's goals and design. You will be responsible for all aspects of reserve development, management, monitoring and improvement.

Essential skills and knowledge include:
- Principles of quarry restoration and management for nature
- Business management including finance, contracts, planning and projects, suppliers
- Environmental health and safety, risk assessment
- Supporter, visitor, volunteer and public relations

Essential experience includes:
- Proven record of reserve/site management especially quarry/gravel pit restoration
- Applications for planning and related permissions, dealing with regulatory authorities
- Visitor management and infrastructure

A relevant qualification in ecology, environmental management or other qualification appropriate to the role is required.

Full details of the opportunity, including more about the Point of Ayre, Job Description and Terms of Work, can be found at the link below.

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time

Closing date: 14 August 2020

How to apply

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Who to contact

Send application details to
Neil Morris