Project Manager

Cambrian Wildwood

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
£26,243 - £35,211 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract Philip Evans

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018  

3-Year Fixed-Term Contract


Cambrian Wildwood is a new project situated at a 350-acre site near Machynlleth. The project’s aim is to restore habitats and species on the site to establish a wild, natural landscape. A major part of the project is education and public engagement to inform, motivate and enable a wide range of people to participate in the project.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful implementation of a three-year programme, managing project staff, ensuring that all aspects of the project are delivered according to a schedule and to budget. The post requires a dynamic individual to manage a complex project, who is prepared to work on site some of the time, and undertake travel for meetings, talks and other events. A positive commitment to rewilding and to the project is essential.


Reports To: Steering Group, comprising two trustees of Wales Wild Land Foundation and one representative from Woodland Trust

Responsible For: Education Officer, Project Support Officer, Contractors, Volunteers, Programme attendees.

Budget Responsibilities: Whole project budget c. £560,000

Location: The post will be based at Cambrian Wildwood office in Aberystwyth, or other nearby location, to be arranged


Project Management

  • Implement the three-year Welsh Government-funded project, ensuring that all project activities are carried out according to a time schedule and within the allocated budget.
  • Allocate work to other project staff, contractors and volunteers according to their roles.
  • Procure goods and services efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Fully engage in project monitoring and evaluation, in partnership with external consultant, to design a monitoring programme, undertake and arrange monitoring activities and to evaluate the results on an ongoing basis, adapting project management as required.
  • Provide reports to funders as required.

Staff Management

  • Provide line management for other project staff, the Education Officer and Project Support Officer, ensuring they are clear on their roles and support them in fulfilling their work.
  • Lead on HR responsibilities within project, for example pay-roll, sick leave, etc.

Project Responsibilities

  • Responsible for health and safety across all aspects of the project, in the office and on site.
  • Responsible for the welfare of animals resident on the project site, in particular the large herbivores.
  • Maintain dialogue with project partners on site management, species translocations, educational activities, as required.
  • Maintain dialogue with neighbours and other local stakeholders in support of the project.
  • Engage with other land based projects operating locally, other wildlife organisations, government, farm unions, forestry interests as required.
  • Report to and meet with Steering Group as required.
  • Provide oversight and to maintain measures that support WWLF’s GDPR commitments around personal data governance as required.

Promoting the project

  • Generate news items, write articles and produce other material using words and images for a range of media, including the website, social media, local and national press and other publications, to promote the project’s activities and increase the number of people engaging with the project. Produce video blogs.
  • Give talks and attend meetings and conferences locally and further afield to disseminate knowledge about the project and its achievements.
  • Give interviews for press, radio, television and other media.

Courses and Events

  • Work in partnership with other staff to organise, support and where appropriate act as lead provider for a range of events and courses.

Primary Schools programme

  • Provide leadership and support the Education Officer in the planning and delivery of the primary schools programme.
  • Contribute to educational activities on site, to promote an understanding of local wildlife and wild nature, working in partnership with the Education Officer and other specialist activity providers.

Youth programme

  • Work in partnership with the main contractor for the youth programme and the other staff to deliver a three-year programme of fourteen 5-day camps on site for teenagers. When working on a camp, work will involve camping on site for the duration of the course. Training will be provided.

Volunteer work-days

  • Work in partnership with other staff to lead the monthly volunteer work days, plus longer volunteering courses.

Sourcing funding

  • Secure funding to enable continuation of project beyond the three years.
  • Secure funding for specific activities not covered by current funding.


  • Support the project by attending events and hosting visitors to the site, being prepared to work occasional weekend days.
  • Embrace and promote WWLF’s commitment to equal opportunities.

(Note: IT equipment will be provided by Cambrian Wildwood as required for the role)

Please apply enclosing your CV to  For full details please see the attached Job Description.

Closing Date for Applications is the 31st October 2018
Invitations to interview w/c 5th November in Machynlleth or Aberystwyth (TBC)

Start Date:  TBC  (Project funding is confirmed, but date for release of funds not known. Appointment to post, start date and salary are subject to confirmation from funder)

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