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Conservation Manager (Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire)

Salary: c. £37,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Closing date: Monday 20th November 2017

Location: Lings, Northampton, and Bedford (role split between these two locations)

We’re looking for a strong operational leader to deliver nature conservation across nationally important landscapes and sites as well as unique ‘local treasures’, a mixture of mystical ancient woodlands, quiet churchyards, bustling flower-rich roadsides and more. You will help us think about how to be more effective, develop Living Landscapes and provide inspiration to the team. Your role will protect and preserve wildlife and help us to inspire our donors and prospective supporters. If you believe that conservation is really vital and have the experience and leadership skills to help us develop our 2 counties for wildlife and for people we’d like to hear from you!

This post will provide leadership for the whole of the Trust’s conservation work in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. This covers 1500ha of nature reserves although our conservation work covers the whole of the two counties and it involves working in partnership with a wide variety of statutory agencies, landowners and voluntary organisations. You will line manage two Senior Reserves Managers, two Living Landscape Managers, and the office managers in Bedford and Northampton. You will oversee a conservation team of c. 23 staff plus volunteers

You will ensure the delivery of the Trust’s priorities, as expressed in our 5 year Plan; ensure the timely provision of conservation and wildlife information for communications and marketing; lead aspects of 3-county Trust work from time to time as appropriate; and contribute fully to the work of the Trust’s Leadership Team.

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week (full-time)

Please Note: CVs will not be accepted without a completed Application Form

Equality and Diversity: We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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