Pollinator Officer


£26,800 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.buglife.org.uk recruitment@buglife.org.uk

Reference: PONOV18

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 25th November 2018  

Fixed Term Contract (1 year)
Based in Peterborough

This new position will help Buglife to conserve and raise awareness of pollinators throughout the UK. By promoting the role of pollinating insects and their conservation to a range of audiences including our partners, land owners, other stakeholders as well as the wider public.

Delivering practical habitat management tasks, community education and partnership working.

Responsible for developing our award winning B-Lines initiative, and for wider advocacy on pollinators. The successful candidate will need to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about pollinators, the habitats that support and the issues affecting them.

Closing Date: Sunday 18 November. Following an initial telephone interview, candidates that display the necessary skills, knowledge and experience will be invited to attend an interview at our Peterborough office on 3 December 2018

To apply please submit your CV through to recruitment@buglife.org.uk

A copy of the job description can be found below:

Pollinator Officer – Job Description

Summary of the role

This Pollinator Officer role will help us to conserve and raise awareness of pollinators throughout the UK. The Officer will promote the role of pollinating insects in maintaining healthy environments, and work with our partners, land owners and other stakeholders to identify, protect and enhance habitats for pollinating insects and other invertebrates. The Officer will have knowledge of pollinators, the habitats that support them and the issues affecting them. They will be responsible for developing our award winning B-Lines initiative and developing our wider advocacy on pollinators and the issues that affect them.

Buglife staff protect and conserve invertebrates and their habitats by influencing others, and by directly managing and enhancing the environment. The role includes: promoting invertebrates and their conservation to a range of audiences, working with others to deliver practical habitat management tasks; community education; partnership working; public relations; developing innovative ideas and solutions to engaging local communities with invertebrates and their conservation; fundraising; and teamwork.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop the B-Lines initiative with the assistance of the Project Development Team
  • Develop and deliver Buglife’s pollinator advocacy plan
  • Represent Buglife on relevant fora as appropriate
  • Maintain an overview of developments relating to agri-environment support across the UK
  • Provide support for colleagues working on pollinator projects
  • Educate and inform others, including other conservation organisations and decision makers
  • Prepare media releases, briefings, give presentations and media interviews when requested
  • Build and maintain external relationships which secure future and current project success and the future growth of Buglife
  • Assist with the preparation of fundraising applications, for a range of opportunities aligned to the organisational strategy and internal cost recovery guidelines

Skill and Knowledge Requirements include:

  • Knowledge of pollinators and their habitats
  • Demonstrable dedication to protecting the environment and conserving wildlife
  • Good level of understanding of conservation issues
  • Experience of advocacy work and raising public awareness of wildlife and environmental issues
  • Some botanical knowledge would be useful
  • Full current driving licence would usually be required

External Communications

  • Confident communicator, able to speak to a wide range of audiences
  • Able to write clear and informative articles, leaflets and briefing materials
  • Ability to collate and present information from a variety of sources
  • Potential to work with television, radio and on-line to promote issues and activities
  • Able to develop and maintain external partnerships including with organisations and members of the public

People Management

  • Supervise volunteers and contribute to their recruitment as appropriate.
  • Manage the Health and Safety of self and any direct reports or volunteers.
  • Comply with legislation related to wildlife and the operation of charities and businesses and adhere to internal policies.


Based in Peterborough but with regular meetings elsewhere. Occasional longer hours and attendance at meetings and events outside normal working hours including weekends, sometimes working away from home for periods of more than one day or undertaking longer distance travel.

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