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Cannock Chase Site Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you looking for the opportunity to make a real difference to nature, heritage and people in one of our finest national landscapes?

Cannock Chase is one of the largest country parks in England and lies within an internationally important protected landscape. As the largest surviving area of heathland in the Midlands, it is crucial for nature.

As Site Manager, you will play a major role in shaping the future of the Chase. Leading an enthusiastic team and working closely with partners and stakeholders, you will drive the management of the site to safeguard it for future generations.

Main Responsibility

  • Leading the strategic development and management of the country park
  • Delivering ambitious plans for nature recovery 
  • Celebrating and interpreting the Chase's rich cultural heritage
  • Championing inclusive access and engagement with visitors and communities

The Ideal Candidate

You will have:

  • Great leadership, team and partnership working skills
  • Degree or equivalent in ecology/environmental management
  • Significant understanding and experience of countryside and environmental management policy and practice and managing public sites
  • Experience of managing countryside stewardship or equivalent schemes and other externally funded initiatives

For further information about this role please contact Sarah Bentley, Head of Environment and Countryside,

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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