Conservation Officer, Northeast and Cumbria


Tyne and Wear
£25,463 - £27,585 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 7DaZd-4

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

Closing date: Thursday, 31st October 2019  

Are you passionate about nature and experienced in conservation delivery in the uplands? We are looking for a determined and enthusiastic team-player to join our Northeast and Cumbria Area Team, to deliver a range of work for priority species and habitats, with a key focus on the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales. In this varied role you will be a strong advocate for nature, building positive and innovative partnerships, providing advice directly to land managers, responding to developments which threaten protected sites or species, and delivering conservation projects to help nature thrive.

Main job title: Conservation Officer
Reference: 7DaZd-4
Location: Tyne and Wear
Salary: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range
Hours: Full time 
Contract: Permanent

You will be dynamic, self-motivated, and an excellent communicator, with proven ability to work across teams and with a wide range of partners and individuals of varying interests, to bring people together, negotiate, influence, and build consensus. A background in landscape scale conservation, land management advice, and nature conservation delivery mechanisms is desirable, and an in-depth knowledge of upland ecology (including priority habitats and species such as breeding waders, black grouse, birds of prey), land uses, and conservation challenges is essential.

This role will report to the Senior Conservation Officer and may include recruitment and line-management of volunteers. Though focused on the North Pennines and Dales, it will also support work across the Northeast and Cumbria as required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play your part in delivering RSPB's conservation work - if this sounds like the job for you, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 31 October 2019
Interview date: 19 November 2019

To Apply and for More Information:

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

When you make your application please ensure that you include reference number 7DaZd-4 on any correspondence.

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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