Project Manager - Orkney Native Wildlife Project


Kirkwall and Orkney, Scotland
£34,643 - £37,530 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: A4870220

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 28th February 2020   5 days left

We are looking for an inspiring leader and experienced project and people manager to manage the Orkney Native Wildlife Project team to deliver a ground-breaking non-native species eradication project. Experience in delivering complex projects or programmes on the ground is essential and knowledge (and ideally first-hand experience) of non-native species eradication is an advantage.

Orkney Native Wildlife Project - Project Manager
Reference number: A4870220
Location: ONWP Office – Kirkwall

Salary starting at: £34,643 to £37,530 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed Term - 4 years

You will be responsible for managing staff to deliver the project in accordance with an agreed project plan and will be responsible for reporting to a project steering group to ensure they are informed and can make effective decisions. You will coordinate and support the delivery of all elements of the project, including the eradication, bio-security measures, community activities, native wildlife monitoring, young ambassadors’ activities as well as financial management and reporting. You will have experience of working with local communities in a collaborative and sensitive way. You must be skilled in leadership and management of staff.

Key tasks will include:

  • Responsibility for delivering all project outputs and outcomes and the delivery of change where required
  • Setting direction for and motivating and inspiring a large team
  • Inspiring confidence in all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring stakeholder support and engagement is maintained throughout the project's lifetime
  • Identifying and highlighting emerging risks and issues and advising on mitigation to the steering group
  • Securing a lasting legacy for the project

Closing date: 28 February 2020

We will be conducting a rolling programme of short-listing and interviewing and reserve the right to close this vacancy early, therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible in order to ensure you do not miss the opportunity.


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

When you make your application please ensure you include reference number A4870220 on all 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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