Programme Officer, Plant Conservation

Fauna & Flora International

Cambridge
c.£25,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.fauna-flora.org

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019  


Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Programme Officer, Plant Conservation, to support the delivery of the Global Trees Campaign (GTC) and FFI’s wider plant conservation work.

You will provide technical input and support to FFI’s portfolio of tree conservation projects around the world, working closely with our regional teams and partner organisations. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of initiatives to build capacity for tree and plant conservation in high priority countries and to engage more organisations and individuals in flora conservation work, including through written communication work. You will provide administrative support to the Global Trees Campaign programme, and work with the Programme Manager, Plant Conservation to report to donors, and to fundraise. You will also provide support to FFI’s other plant conservation work.

You will have a postgraduate degree with relevant technical expertise, including field-based conservation, and proven ability in project management and administration, including financial aspects. You will have the personal qualities and skills necessary to collaborate effectively with government agencies, non-governmental organisations and a variety of other partners and stakeholders, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, while botanical or plant-related qualifications or experience is highly desirable.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with opportunity to apply your skills and expertise where appropriate. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.

Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 3 February 2019.


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