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Head of Living Landscapes

Salary: £27,500 per annum

Closing date: Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Location: Welshpool, Powys

The Living Landscapes Manager will have a key role in the development and delivery of the Trust’s conservation strategy and will require a good background in wildlife conservation. The Living Landscapes team delivers the Trust’s conservation plan, as well as its work with people and the community and the successful candidate will need significant management and communication skills and experience. In addition, the LL Manager will be responsible for administering a complex portfolio of funders and stakeholders and will join the Trust’s Senior Management Team.


Post: Head of Living Landscapes
Reporting to: CEO
Based at: MWT office, Welshpool
Managing: Living Landscapes Team, Contractors, Volunteers
Hours: 35 hours per week (5 days)

Interviews Held: W/C 16th April 2018


Summary: This is a key post within the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust. The Department Manager will be responsible for leading, managing and ensuring the delivery of the Living Landscapes team. The post holder will be responsible for the development and delivery of MWTs delivery Strategy and for ensuring that the department team delivers this in accordance with the Trusts Strategic objectives. The post holder will work closely with the Trust CEO and the other department managers.


Main tasks

  • Operate as part of the Trust’s Senior Management Team (SMT) working with the CEO
  • Develop an MWT Delivery Plan (Biodiversity Matters) working with the other department heads and the CEO.
  • Manage the Living Landscapes Team to ensure the delivery of this strategy and its resulting projects and initiatives.
  • Ensure that all project work is delivered effectively, efficiently and on time and budget.
  • Work with the Resources Manager to ensure that all grants are administered accurately.
  • Ensure H&S requirements are met and that each staff member is trained and capable of delivering any work that requires certification or licensing.
  • Ensure that each member of staff has an up to date contract, job description and an annual work plan.
  • Identify and develop new opportunities, projects and initiatives for the Department in conjunction with the MWT Development Manager.

Other Tasks

  • Develop and manage relationships with a complex portfolio of stakeholders and funders.
  • Lead the development of the departments profile through local media, press, newspaper and magazine articles, website and social media etc.
  • Advocate and promote the work of MWT and the wider Wildlife Trusts movement in general and to encourage people to become members of MWT.
  • Ideally, deliver the project through the medium of both Welsh and English.


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Job description1.05 MB
MWT background information3.17 MB
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Contact details:

Email: or call 01938 555654


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