Meet the Team
Our dedicated team is responsible for a wide range of duties, from conserving our waters and nature reserves to ensuring that the people have special places to visit and the wildlife have habitats in which to thrive.
Find out more about the people who work within our parks and reserves…
I’ve always been drawn to working outside and being active and my favourite part of this job is meeting so many likeminded, enthusiastic people who have a real passion for the outdoors. Plus, the views from the office window aren’t too bad either!
From the get-go I knew a career working with nature was for me, and what I like most about this job is that no two days are the same. On my days off I can often be seen taking in the views of Rutland Water – how many people can say they enjoy visiting their place of work on their days off?
I draw real satisfaction from seeing visitors enjoying our parks and I get a genuine kick out of every interaction I have with them, knowing I am helping to improve their experience of the park. I believe you can only really do that when you love what you do – which I do.
I’m really lucky that I get to meet anglers from far and wide as well as working with fantastic teams across our waters to deliver quality fishing. I often hear the quote “should have been here yesterday”– avid anglers and bird watchers frequently lament on the one that got away!
Working at the reserve not only combines my passion for the environment and angling, but also gives me the opportunity to develop professionally – there’s no such thing as a boring day at Taverham Mill.
I love the fact that I am able to make a positive difference to both recreation, in helping to create a space that people can enjoy, and with conservation. Since working here, I have learnt to really appreciate the natural world around me.