Waterscapes Manager (Somerset Coast to Levels)

WWT Steart, Hybrid Working
£31,512 per annum
Position type
Full Time
Working pattern
37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Job advert

Based in the Somerset area – WWT Steart Marshes and/or hybrid working

This role is offered on a permanent contract

The Somerset Coast to Levels is one of the UK’s most important wetland landscapes – what we call a Waterscape. WWT already plays an important role in this Waterscape, through the management of WWT Steart Marshes and the Somerset Climate Resilient Coast project (https://www.wwt.org.uk/our-work/projects/climate-resilience-in-somerset/), and together with our conservation partners we aspire to make it bigger, better and more connected for the benefit of wetland wildlife.  

Opportunities, such as Local Nature Recovery Strategies, Biodiversity Net Gain and the new Environmental Land Management scheme, make this an exciting time for landscape-scale conservation.  Could you be the perfect person to be at the forefront of efforts to shape the future of the Waterscape, and WWT’s role within it?  If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Role Outline

You will be responsible for driving forward the development and delivery of WWT’s vision for the Somerset Coast to Levels Waterscape.  By building and maintaining close relationships with external organisations, land managers and local communities; keeping your finger on the pulse regarding new opportunities; and calling on expertise from across WWT, you will develop exciting partnership projects to achieve Waterscape objectives. These projects could range from large-scale coastal realignment to improving the biodiversity value of a local ditch network to building a team of volunteer surveyors: the opportunities are vast, and you will be play a big part in shaping our priorities and direction.

You will be a key source of knowledge and understanding on wetland landscape conservation within the organisation. You will be the trusted face of WWT to many key stakeholders within the Waterscape and work closely with our Communications, Policy and Advocacy teams to promote our work and push for wider change.

About You

You will be an extremely committed person who cares deeply about the success and impact of your work. You’ll be enthusiastic about what you believe in and have creative ideas for how to fund and deliver sustainable landscape-scale conservation work.

You’ll be a real people person, able to nurture trusted relationships with colleagues in other teams and counterparts in other organisations. You’ll also be a great communicator, advocating your work successfully to wide range of stakeholders. 

You’ll have experience in successfully delivering projects and understand the importance of a professional attitude in project management. You will enjoy working in an organisation with a strong “can-do” attitude that wants to make a difference and is willing to run with good ideas.

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. Come and join us in delivering our vision of a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives.

About Us

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

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 car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ellie Jones, Senior Project Manager (Waterscapes) – ellie.jones@wwt.org.uk

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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