Naturally Native Project Manager

Durham Wildlife Trust

£30,000 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 23rd October 2020   2 days left

Naturally Native Project Manager

Durham Wildlife Trust

Salary £30,000 pro rata

Part Time (0.8 FTE)

Fixed term contract for 3 years

Closing date for applications is: 9am Friday 23rd October 2020

The Wildlife Trusts in the North East of England (Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley) have brought together a wide range of organisations to restore water vole populations across this wide area. The Naturally Native project will tackle the 2 major causes of water vole decline, predation by American mink, an introduced non-native species, and habitat fragmentation. The Project Manager will be based with Durham Wildlife Trust.

We seek an experienced Project Manager to direct the delivery of this ambitious project. Co-ordinating staff as they undertake species and habitat monitoring, invasive species control and volunteer and stakeholder engagement. The Project Manager will oversee communications strategies and engagement activities, key to encouraging communities and landowners to actively participate in the project. They will be responsible for ensuring the overall aims and outputs of the project are reached and milestones achieved on time and to budget. The Project Manager will work with external consultants who will inform and evaluate project delivery and performance, and develop a legacy plan.

Based at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Head Office: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU, with an opportunity to work on occasion from partner Trust offices. Currently home working may be required. 

We are an inclusive employer and actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

For a detailed job description and how to apply go to or email . Further queries on the content of the role may be directed to Mark Dinning on 0191 584 3112.

Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 4th November via video conference.

Please return your completed application form along with your CV and covering letter by email to no later than 9am Friday 23rd October 2020.

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