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Reserve Manager

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 21/08/2013
Company Name Scottish Natural Heritage
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Scottish Natural Heritage is the leading public body responsible for advising Ministers on matters relating to the natural heritage. The natural environment is a key asset that underpins Scotland’s wealth, health and quality of life. Our job is to conserve this resource, to promote its sustainable management and to encourage people to access and enjoy it responsibly.

Reserve Manager

37 hours a week, permanent contract

Salary Scale £19,629 to £26,199 per annum


(Ref: 045-327) 

SNH manages three of the four National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in Argyll – Glasdrum, Taynish and Moine Mhor NNR’s. Between them, they hold a range of native woodland and raised bog habitats, as well as providing key ground for rare species of plants, butterflies, birds and mammals. All set amid stunning west coast landscapes and are of exceptional natural and cultural heritage value.  The Argyll Reserve Manager post takes the lead on bringing these exceptional reserves to life. This takes in planning and implementing action to optimise the ecological interests of the NNR’s as well as taking the reserves to the widest possible audience of people to enjoy and learn about nature through the experiences the reserves can offer. 

You must have enthusiasm to take proactive responsibility for finding ways to deliver SNH’s goals for NNRs, combined with the determination to make your ideas work and an imaginative, creative and can do approach to problem solving, combined with a willingness to reflect, evaluate and if necessary, change tack to deliver NNR goals. An interest in and knowledge of the natural history of native woodlands, peatlands and their associated lower plant and invertebrate interests and experience of managing these interests for nature conservation, with natural history monitoring experience and an aptitude for learning new methods and skills for habitat assessment and monitoring specialist groups is essential. You must also have an understanding of community engagement and commitment to finding effective ways to connect people with nature and through our NNRs, with an open, friendly, helpful interpersonal style when dealing with the range of NNR stakeholders – communities, farmers and volunteers and a willingness and confidence to be the public ‘face’ of the Argyll NNRs. It is essential that you have a sympathetic and empowering approach to line management, with the ability to develop and support a positive team ethos. Finally, you must have a full valid driving licence as you will be going to locations that are not covered by public transport. 

We’re as supportive, committed and proud of our people as we are of the natural world around us. Find out more, and apply online www.snhjobs.co.uk

Closing date Wednesday 21 August 2013.

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