Senior Conservation Officer


£29,507 - £39,342 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: H7P+W-9

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 1st November 2019  

Senior Conservation Officer 
Reference number: H7P+W-9 
Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary starting at: £29,507 to £39,342 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

The Senior role will lead, manage and develop the conservation team, helping to deliver a work programme focused on our priority landscapes, species and habitats (most notably wetland and priority farmland wildlife). This will be achieved by deploying the appropriate conservation tools to ensure we achieve our conservation objectives. This may include site safeguard casework, species recovery, land management advice, conservation projects and developing partnership projects with key stakeholders.

As conservation leader within the area team, the Senior Conservation Officer will contribute expertise to the operational area management structure, developing work plans and/or project ideas. They will also be expected to contribute operational experience to RSPB's policy and advocacy work particularly through communicating our conservation messages.

We are looking for someone capable of leading our conservation work to deliver the greatest impact for nature. This will require the ability to understand the range of conservation tools, prioritise these to ensure we are doing the most important things in the right places, and to lead people to deliver. The successful candidate will have an important external role, building positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders so that RSPB's policies and messages are understood and furthered within relevant partnerships.

Essential qualities will therefore be leadership, the ability to prioritise, time management, communications skills and energy. Project Management skills and/or and understanding of site safeguard work would also be desirable for this role. A good understanding of the ecology and needs of priority species and habitats within the area is required. This is a wide-ranging role and a flexible attitude and approach will be essential. For the right candidate this role will offer a range of opportunities to deliver for nature across the conservation toolkit.

Closing date: 1 November 2019
Interview date: 15 November 2019, 18 November 2019

To Apply and for More Information:

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Please make sure you include reference number H7P+W-9 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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