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Site Manager

Reference: MAR20242425
Expiry date: 2024-04-30 22:59:00.000
Location: Corrimony
Salary: £36,577.00 - £39,267.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotes2023.pdf


Are you looking to combine your passion for nature with your land management and communication skills? If so this is the prefect role for you! Set in the North West Highlands, RSPB Corrimony reserve is part of the iconic Glen Affric landscape. We are looking for a site manager to be based in the local community and manage our nature reserve. We need to assist the site to recover from the wildfire that swept across it last year by working with local communities, graziers, deer managers and other charities to replace trees that were lost across the 1,700 ha site.

What's the role about?

The reserve covers 1,700 ha of woodland, bog, moorland and freshwater loch. We have significant populations of black grouse, crested tit, Scottish crossbill and many other species that we manage the reserve for.

The role is responsible for delivering all of management across the site. This will be done directly, working with local farmers, deer managers, foresters, government bodies and other conservation charities. You’ll often be leading projects and working on your own, so you will need to be enthusiastic, have loads of initiative, be diplomatic and able to communicate your passion for nature to others.

You will be part of RSPB’s South Highland team and the role is home based, with a strong preference for being part of the local community.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

1. Ecological requirements of key species (black grouse, red deer, roe deer, upland birds)

2. Project management.

3. Land management.

 4. Contract management.

 5. Local factors (environmental, ecological, cultural).

6. Relevant site-specific specialist knowledge (e.g. grazing, upland management, Highland estate management).

7. Interpersonal and communication skills.

8. Budget management.

9. Diplomacy.

10. Site or land management experience.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

Knowledge of upland agricultural and forestry systems.

This is a Permanent, full-time role for 37.5 hours per week. 

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 6th May. For further information please contact


As part of this application process you will be asked to complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.


We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The RSPB is a licenced sponsor. This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.