Project Manager (Bovine TB)

National Trust

Swindon, Wiltshire
£32,304 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: IRC80484

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 29th May 2019  


We need a Farming or Conservation professional with experience in dealing with Disease Management to help implement and further develop our response to Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB).

You’ll be the primary point of contact for Bovine TB-related queries within the National Trust, playing a critical role in the planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of Trust Bovine Tuberculosis projects.

This is a full-time fixed-term contract for a period of 2 years.

What it's like to work here

We’re bigger than you think, we’re more complicated than we appear and we’re larger scale than you’d imagine. We’ve got passionate people in all our teams, and we’ve got so much more we want to achieve. We’re for ever, for everyone and we really mean that. We don’t want to stop at 5.5 million members and we want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy access to our places, so we need to reach new audiences in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them without losing the hearts and minds of those that are already with us.

Our central head office Heelis, is situated in Swindon, Wiltshire. We're well placed, with ample parking nearby, a shopping outlet with plenty of options for places to eat, and the town centre only a 10 minute walk away. Alternatively you can enjoy our open plan atrium space for lunch times, with our internal café available every day.

What you'll be doing

You’ll provide support to - and share knowledge with - National Trust Regional Staff and Farm Tenants, acting as the key contact for queries relating to Bovine Tuberculosis. You'll play a critical role administering the Trust’s Bovine Tuberculosis projects and lead on the delivery of our bTB Farm Scheme - providing advice and supporting the development and approval of projects.

You’ll support Regional Consultants and staff in the delivery of projects, providing guidance and sharing knowledge and best practice. You’ll ensure that there is a clear audit trail of decisions and activities and will oversee funding and finances.

You’ll work with National Trust Property teams and Tenants to set up Badger Vaccination projects and will provide advice nationally on our position on Bovine TB.

You’ll keep up to date with the Science and Policy, and help deliver a desk study to guide future work on bTB, liaising both with colleagues across the Trust and externally - with representatives from multiple organisations including Government departments, Researchers, Vets, Farming Organisations, Animal Welfare and Environmental NGOs, and Badger Vaccination groups.

Who we're looking for

You’ll be a Farming or Conservation professional with experience of dealing with Disease Management in Wildlife and/or Livestock (experience with Bovine Tuberculosis or related Diseases in Animals). In addition, you’ll be able to demonstrate: -

  • Understanding of Legislation & Policies around Bovine TB, Cattle and Badgers and the ability to relate this to the National Trust's position.
  • Knowledge of Agriculture and the Farm Environment with an understanding of External Issues, Legislation, Policy, Practice, Instructions and Guidance - particularly in relation to Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB).
  • Consulting skills - the ability to build trust and deliver a high-quality service, to support and influence Managers in their decision-making through the provision of data, as well as to build collaborative working relationships with External Professionals, and across the wider National Trust.
  • Ability to interpret and respond to External and Internal Research, Intelligence and Analysis.
  • Ability to manage delegated Budgets on behalf of Senior Managers.
  • Accuracy, confidence, innovation and the ability to use own initiative.
  • PC literacy, able to use all Microsoft software and familiar with GIS systems.


Read more about the benefits we offer to support you here:

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

For further information and to apply, please click here.

Closing date: 29 May 2019

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