Centre & Reserve Manager
Ref: CRM(21-v2)/CA

WWT Caerlaverock
Administration, Grounds / Reserve, Operations, Reserve
£42,798 per annum
Position type
Full Time
Working pattern
37.5 hours per week. 5 days from 7 including weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.
Job advert

This is an inspiring career opportunity for someone looking to combine their experience as a  Reserve Manager with general management experience in a broad leadership role to deliver a positive future for this amazing site, the staff and volunteers that work there and all of its visitors and supporters.

Caerlaverock is a stunning nature reserve situated on the north Solway coast.  Established as a winter refuge for the Svalbard breeding population of barnacle geese, it is considered one of the best wildlife watching sites in the UK. The Atlantic Saltmarsh at WWT Caerlaverock is among the most important saltmarsh systems in Britain.  The Visitor Centre hosts a simple retail and catering offer and the site has a growing self-catering accommodation business, ripe for further development. 

As the Centre & Reserve Manager you will manage your resources creatively to achieve financial, conservation and visitor engagement targets, delivering the Trust’s agreed strategic and business objectives.  You will lead and support a small, multi-functional team of staff and volunteers, identifying and seizing opportunities to develop all aspects of the business. You will also fulfil all duties as Reserve Manager with full responsibility for development, implementation and review of the Reserve Management Plan for the Caerlaverock holdings including the opportunity to create new wetland habitats.

You must be an experienced and professional manager, ideally with a good mix of operations, conservation and engagement experience, with a track record of leading a team to achieve challenging conservation and business targets.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. For 70 years we have been pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife across the globe and are experts in wetland management and creation. We work with communities living among some of the most vulnerable wetlands in the world, providing leadership and influence to create a sustainable future for our wetlands, their wildlife and the people who depend upon them. We believe that showing people first-hand how extraordinary wetlands are can ignite their passion to help us conserve them, so we provide amazing experiences at our unique UK wetland centres for over one million visitors every year.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Closing date:  Sunday 8th August 2021

First interviews will be held week commencing 16th August, at WWT Caerlaverock, with 2nd interviews held remotely the following week. 

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

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