We are looking for two people to join our team! 

We have a two different roles (Catering Manager and Facilities Manager), both full time and permanent.

Here's some details:

  Andrew Gouldstone

Facilities Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident and highly organised individual to take on the management of the facilities at our Rainham Marshes nature reserve.

We need someone who has a high attention to detail, the ability to negotiate and manage contracts, and the confidence to support all our operations at this wonderful site to ensure a positive and welcoming experience for the 80,000 visitors that will come through our doors each year.

You will manage the facilities of the main buildings, its surrounding environs and external facilities to ensure they are clean and safe for staff, volunteers and visitors, ensuring maintenance is planned and organised, and the contracts with suppliers are negotiated for the best quality service at an affordable cost. You will provide administrative support in the office for the site operations and be responsible for ensuring administration processes are set up and adhered to across the site.

Project management experience will be beneficial in this role, as well as an ability to prioritise work and remain calm in a busy work environment. The role will be varied and interesting, and we are looking for someone who can come and develop the role to make it their own.

This role is full time and may involve some weekend and evening working so some flexibility will be needed.

Salary starting at

£19,602 to £21,236 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 29 November 2019
Interview date: 16 December 2019


To apply go here to download the application form (please note we do not accept CV's)

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  Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)

Catering Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident and highly organised individual to take on the role of Catering Manager at our Rainham Marshes nature reserve.

You will be responsible for delivering the café's menu offer and driving income to support our conservation work. You will work with an assistant manager, and a team of catering assistants and volunteers, and our national catering development team.

Excellent staff management and organisational skills will be required to manage the weekly rota effectively. You will have a keen eye for managing budgets and costs when discussing contracts with suppliers, and you will understand how to manage costs and margins to maintain profit.

Working as part of the catering team, we need someone who is enthusiastic and hard working, and is determined to make a success of the catering operation.

The café is located in our award winning visitor centre, which has stunning views across the marshes and the River Thames, and attracts 80,000 visitors a year.

This role is full time and will involve weekend and some evening working, so some flexibility will be needed.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£19,602 to £21,236 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 9 December 2019
Interview date: 19 December 2019

To apply go here to download the application form (please note we do not accept CV's)

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