Programme Manager - Native Wildlife Project


£39,970 - £43,301 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: A3901118

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 26th November 2018  

We are looking for an inspiring leader and experienced project manager, people manager and communicator to head up this ground-breaking non-native species eradication project. Experience in delivering complex conservation projects or programmes on the ground is essential and knowledge (and ideally first-hand experience) of non-native species eradications is a must.

Orkney Native Wildlife Project - Programme Manager
Reference number: A3901118
Location: Stromness Office, Orkney

Salary starting at: £39,970 - £43,301 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: 5 years

You will be responsible for the successful delivery of the project, including reporting to the funders HLF and EU LIFE, the project steering committee and board, including identifying and responding to any emerging issues and risks. You will coordinate and support the delivery of all elements of the Orkney Native Wildlife Project, including the Eradication, Biosecurity, Wildlife-friendly Communities, Monitoring and Young Ambassadors Activities and be a spokesperson for the project.

You will have the confidence and ability to inspire trust and support for the project, and an ability to win over hearts and minds and motivate people; and have experience of working with local communities in a collaborative and sensitive way. You must be skilled in leadership and partnership working with various organisations and stakeholders.

Key tasks will include:

  • Oversight of all procurement
  • Responsibility for delivering all project outputs and outcomes and managing change where required
  • Responsibility for fulfilling funder requirements, including reporting
  • Responsible for financial management of the project, including budget forecasting and identifying and fulfilling additional resourcing needs if required
  • Setting direction for and motivating and inspiring a large team
  • Inspiring confidence in all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring stakeholder support and engagement is maintained throughout the project's lifetime
  • Identifying and highlighting emerging risks and issues, identifying solutions and mitigation measures and seeking and securing additional expert input where required, supplied by contractors if necessary
  • Securing a lasting legacy for the project

The interview for this role will be in two stages, a face to face interview in Inverness and an on-site interview in Orkney.

Closing date: 26 November 2018
Interview date: 6 December 2018, 10 December 2018


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the "More information about this vacancy" button to be directed to our website to download the Role Profile and Application Details.

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile (available on our website) tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A3901118 on your application.  

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

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