- Salary £19,602 - £21,236 per annum
- Organisation Environmental, Visitor Attraction
- Job Type Full Time, Permanent
Reference number: A6160318
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for wildlife, excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills to join the Site Management Team on the Exe Estuary.
We are in the early stages of building our RSPB visitor offer in Devon and you will be at the forefront of developing our visitor experience across the Devon reserves. You will grow and lead a volunteer team to offer a high quality customer service and be responsible for the delivery of a changing and inspiring visitor offer including events and educational activities. Your work will create the platform to help grow commercial support for the RSPB through donations, events and RSPB membership.
Your initial focus will be at Bowling Green Marsh in Topsham, which offers amazing views of wintering wildfowl and waders. Here, in addition to the traditional hide, we have recently created a new wildlife garden and opened a new space, The Lookout, designed as a front room with a view to encourage everyone, particularly families and less able visitors to enjoy an up close view of the spectacle. We want to grow the existing volunteer team to offer excellent live interpretation and to develop our small catering offer in order to grown support for the RSPB.
Who we’re looking for
This is a significant role and we need someone who can take on a big challenge. You’ll need to have the following skills and experience:
•Genuine enthusiasm for working with people
•Excellent customer service skills
•Exceptional people management skills, including experience in managing volunteers
•Commercially focused with a customer centric approach, with a strong commitment to customer service
•The ability to influence a wide range of people, from volunteers, to the Regional Management Team
•You’ll need to be creative and imaginative
•Experience of coaching and developing teams, motivating people to getting the best out of them
•You’ll have an eye for detail and understand how the season of events influences our visitor experience program
•Experience of generating income, understanding how to make the most of all opportunities
•Experience of press, copy, marketing and social media communications
•You’ll be familiar with reporting on data and management information, and know how to interpret it back to others
The RSPB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the appropriate safeguarding checks upon appointment
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare both spent and unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.
Salary starting at
£19,602 – £21,236 per annum
Hours & contract information
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 4 April 2018
Interview date: 19 April 2018
How to apply
Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A6160318 on your application.
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Who to contact
For questions about this post
Send application details to
The RSPB, South West Regional Office, 4th Floor (North Block), Broadwalk House, Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1TS, 01392 432691
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