What we're looking for
We are at the early stages of a project that aims to redevelop the visitor offer and wildlife spectacle at RSPB Scotland Lochwinnoch to produce a flagship RSPB visitor reserve, that will be a gem in the RSPB South Scotland Region known for its excellent visitor experience, from the facilities through to the wildlife spectacles and opportunities to get close to nature. We aim to deliver a nature reserve that not only meets high standards in terms of habitat management on a SSSI site, as well as the associated visitor experience, but one that also practices what the RSPB preaches. Whilst the visitor offer will be at the heart of this project, other key elements of this project will be: increasing the ability of the reserve to raise income; producing and using green energy; providing exemplary staff and volunteer welfare facilities. This is a complex and long-term project and we want to capture the ambition and various interlinked components in a masterplan that will enable us to convey these plans, secure support and apply to funders and consenting regimes. As well as enable us to produce this strategic document, we want the process to be inclusive and ensure the needs and aspirations of the key stakeholders help to shape our plans. We are looking for someone with the right skills, experience and enthusiasm to complement the staff team working on this project and lead on the masterplan process and production.