Programme Manager - Sustainable Tourism and Conservation

The Royal Foundation

Central London
£45,000 - £50,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent HR Team

Reference: PM - Tourism

Sectors: sustainability, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 13th March 2018  

Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity, to work in a vibrant environment supporting causes that really matter? Are you looking for the next stage in your career were you are required to think outside the box and contribute to managing change, by supporting the expansion of an already thriving organisation?

If yes, your next position should be at The Royal Foundation.

About us

The Royal Foundation’s mission is to create lasting impact in areas where The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are most passionate. We are their primary charitable vehicle and leverage their convening power to provide a neutral platform for organisations, charities and experts to come together to develop solutions that no single organisation could achieve on its own. Our aim is to form partnerships to come up with innovative programmes and initiatives that tackle serious social issues, bringing about real change by empowering the next generation. We are an incubator that provides seed investing and takes risks. We research and explore effective solutions. We then pilot, build, and refine programmes, scaling them when necessary. When the time is right we will exit, either because the work is complete or because the initiative has been self-sustaining. We do not want to duplicate or compete with existing programmes. 

About the Position

The rapid increase of tourism and the resulting development of facilities, infrastructure and services will significantly increase pressures on the environment. This will affect wildlife through the direct large numbers of visitors and compromised land and natural habitats. Between January and August 2017 alone, tourism saw 901 million international tourist arrivals: 56 million more than the same period in 2016. This growth is not in itself a threat, but rather the underlying issue is how it is managed, particularly in the face of predictions that tourism will double by 2030 with international tourist arrivals reaching 1.8 billion. Such increases will see 5 million people crossing international borders every day by 2030. Engagement with the private sector, and in particular the tourism industry, is crucial if tourism and the environment, particularly wildlife are to survive this rapid expansion. You will manage the day-to-day management of an area of work involving sustainable tourism and conservation; including all aspects of the development, implementation, delivery and reporting of the activities under this initiative.

About You

You will excel at creating initiative partners to develop the sustainable tourism and conservation programme, and support the implementation, delivery and monitoring of identified priority activities, within budget and on time. You will have project management experience in order to coordinate the sustainable tourism and conservation initiative, including roll out of projects and due diligence of new partnerships. You will have the proven ability to engage confidently and credibly with senior management/leadership, as well as to work with stakeholders at all levels. Ability to work effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, inspiring confidence in all The Foundation’s stakeholders. You will have strong presentation and writing skills are required, combining an ability to interpret and clearly present both qualitative and quantitative information.

How to Apply

To apply for the position please submit your supporting statement and CV to by Tuesday 13th March 2018

Salary: £45K - £50K

Please note that if the position has a high number of suitable candidates we may close the position before the closing date of Tuesday 13th March 2018. 

“The Royal Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and therefore is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity and to tackle any forms of discrimination within our working environment, whether on grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, disability, age, class, religion or belief. These principles underpin our professional behaviour and are embedded in our policies, procedures, day-to-day practices and external relationships.

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