Nature Reserve Manager – Walthamstow Wetlands

London, ENGLAND | 3 months
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Based: Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, Tottenham, London, N17 9NH

Full-time, Fixed term contract for up to 3 years

London Wildlife Trust are partnering with London Borough of Waltham Forest as an activity partner for the Walthamstow Wetlands project. To help deliver the Heritage Lottery funded activity plan for this, we are currently recruiting for a Nature Reserve Manager for the Walthamstow Wetlands Site.This is a great opportunity for you if you are passionate about urban nature conservation and want to get involved in a visionary project. Some of the key duties for this post include, acting as public facing advocate and represent London Wildlife Trust as a key conservation delivery partner for the Walthamstow Wetlands project, and be responsible for the management of Walthamstow Wetlands as a nature reserve in relation to the scope of the HLF Activity Plan and Management and Maintenance Plan. This includes an outdoor learning programme for schools and community groups, conservation volunteering, landscape conservation management and delivery of wildlife themed public events.

The post holder will be responsible for
  • Activity Plan project management, nature reserve management, HLF and LB Waltham Forest reporting and monitoring requirements
  • Line management of project staff who will oversee freelancers and volunteers
  • Developing necessary monitoring and evaluation frameworks and will ensure effective communication and collaboration with on-site Thames Water staff and the wider Walthamstow Wetlands commercial team (part of Waltham Forest Borough Council’s Culture and Heritage directorate) to identify strategies, programmes and initiatives for further project development.
The successful candidate will need to be:
  • A confident leader with strong project management and financial management skills.
  • Passionate about practical urban conservation and the aims of the project
  • Experienced in partnership working coupled with managing a site or a destination reserve or a visitor centre
  • Excellent at communication and organisational skills, with strong diplomacy and tact
  • Able to recruit, train and performance manage staff, oversee volunteer groups, partners and stakeholders alike
  • Well versed with Health and Safety principles, and have a robust understanding of working safely, especially given the size and habitat of this nature reserve.

London Wildlife Trust manages over forty nature reserve sites across the capital that are exemplars of urban conservation land management which engage the local communities that use these sites. The Trust delivers projects focusing on protecting priority habitats and species in London and works to influence policy makers to support this work. The Trust engages London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, volunteering programmes and education and outreach work. To understand more about our plans ahead, read our strategic plan: For a Wilder City 2015 – 2020

To apply, please send a completed Candidate Details Form and Application Form (found on our website) to

Closing date: Wednesday 28th June 2017, midday.

Interview date: Monday 3rd July 2017

An enhanced DBS Check is required for this role.

London Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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