Manage infrastructure for a wildlife management area

Business Sectors (Suites): Game and Wildlife Management
Developed by: Lantra
Approved on: 01 Jan 2018


This standard outlines the competencies required by individuals who are responsible for managing the infrastructure essential to the smooth running of a wildlife management area. It has been developed so that it can be applied to a variety of situations. This standard is aimed at those who work in game and wildlife conservation and who are responsible for managing the equipment, tools and vehicles, structures and surfaces for a wildlife management area.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. plan maintenance programmes for the wildlife management area

    infrastructure, in accordance with your organisation's objectives

    1. manage the effective use of resources in maintaining the wildlife

    management area infrastructure

    1. organise specialist services to support maintenance programmes

    according to organisational requirements

    1. communicate the requirements of the maintenance programmes

    to those involved in its implementation

    1. manage infrastructure maintenance programmes to ensure they

    are effectively completed, using planned systems of work

    1. confirm that working methods maintain health and safety and are

    consistent with relevant legislation, codes of practice and

    organisational requirements

    1. communicate work requirements to people and teams involved in

    their implementation in a way that promotes understanding

    1. monitor the quality of work to confirm that required standards

    have been achieved

    1. manage any deviations from planned work activities in ways that

    are prompt and consistent with organisational and relevant legal


Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. the value of effective infrastructure maintenance programmes

    1. how to introduce efficiencies and improvements in sustainability,

    where appropriate

    1. the resource requirements associated with infrastructure

    maintenance programmes for a wildlife management area, for

    example people, equipment, materials, finance

    1. the importance of managing and monitoring resource usage and

    dealing with resource shortages

    1. the maintenance requirements for vehicles and equipment,

    firearms, game handling facilities, site structures, surfaces and

    access points relevant to the wildlife management area

    1. how climate, geographical factors (soils, topography), land

    designations impact on activities

    1. how to evaluate the quality of work carried out against the

    infrastructure maintenance programme

    1. the importance of managing variations in expected work


    1. why deviations from planned work activities can impact on the

    infrastructure maintenance programme

    1. when specialist services should be used to support infrastructure

    maintenance programmes

    1. the effective methods of communicating with internal and external


    1. the role of relevant legislation, national policies, codes of practice,

    sector guidance and organisational requirements that support the

    management of infrastructure for a wildlife management area


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





Designations could include:

National Park

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Special Areas of Conservation (SACs)

Special Protection Areas (SPAs),

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

World Heritage Site (WHS)

Archaeological site

National Trust

Nitrogen Vulnerable Zone (NVZ)

Drinking Water Safeguard Zones

Scheduled Monuments (SMs)

Listed Buildings (LBs)

Registered Parks and Gardens (RPGs)

Registered Battlefields (RBs)

Sites identified on the Historic Environment Record (HER).

Sector guidance could include:

The Code of Good Shooting Practice

Deer Initiative Best Practice Guides

Scottish Natural Heritage Best Practice Guides

Wildlife management area

Any area of land used for the provision of game-shooting activities

Links To Other NOS

External Links

Version Number


Indicative Review Date

31 Jan 2023





Originating Organisation


Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Estates Manager, Game and Wildlife Manager

SOC Code



Game; Wildlife; Maintenance; Infrastructure; Management