Senior Project Manager - Turtle Dove Tests and Trials


£29,507 - £31,966 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: A3351119

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 8th December 2019   2 days left

Want to help shape the future of agri-environment support for farmers and wildlife in England? We are looking for an exceptional Senior Project Manager with experience working in nature conservation to lead a small team in a 34-month Defra-funded project which is trialling a novel approach to delivering land management that could help save one of our threatened species, the turtle dove.

Senior Project Manager - Turtle Dove Tests and Trials
Ref: A3351119
Location: Norwich/Flexible
Salary: £29,507 to £31,966 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range.
Hours: Full time 
Contract: 34 month Fixed Term Contract

About the project 

You will manage two RSPB advisors as they engage and support farmers to bid to take part in a novel and innovative reverse auction and then, if successful, to implement measures to help turtle doves in East Anglia. This partnership project forms part of a wider programme of 'tests and trials' being run by Defra to engage with stakeholders and inform the design of the post Brexit environmental land management system in England.

About you 

You will be an experienced and personable project manager with a passion for nature conservation. You will be the linchpin for the project, providing leadership, driving it forward and bearing responsibility for its success. You will need excellent people management skills to be able to motivate and guide your team, and have a solid understanding of farming communities and how best to engage them. You will be responsible for producing progress reports and final recommendations for the project team and Defra, and we will need you to ensure the project has a legacy, for the RSPB and for turtle doves.

Excellent communication skills will be essential, and an understanding of the economics of agri-environment schemes is highly desirable.

Closing date: 8 December 2019
Interview date: 17 December 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 & Application Details.

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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