Project Officer: Water for Farmers & Wildlife (WFFW)


Denby Dale, West Yorkshire
£21,718 - £24,294 pro rata

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: JAN20217484

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, water & hydrology

Closing date: Tuesday, 2nd March 2021   3 days left

Project Officer: Water for Farmers & Wildlife (WFFW)
Reference: JAN20217484
Location: RSPB England - Denby Dale, HD8
Salary: £21,718.00 - £24,294.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave
Duration: 18 months

We're looking for someone to deliver, monitor and report on the Water for Farmers & Wildlife (WFFW) project using the RSPB’s Project Management Framework, helping the project manager and project executive, or their programme equivalents, achieve the outputs and objectives of the project. This vacancy is for an 18-month fixed-term contract.

Key Result Areas:

  • Undertake agreed activities in order to deliver the project outputs and objectives in accordance with the project plan.
  • Work with staff, partners, external contractors and volunteers as necessary to ensure that actions are delivered to agreed standards of cost, quality and time.
  • Produce relevant project documentation as directed by the project manager.
  • Co-ordinate meetings and report to the project manager.
  • Ensure that risks and issues are highlighted to the project manager.
  • Support the project manager in managing the project budget.
  • Contribute to project reviews.
  • Contribute to the handover to ‘business as usual’ at the end of the project, by conducting any follow on actions as directed by the project manager.

Essential Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Relevant Environmental Degree or similar suitable experience.
  • Some knowledge of wetland habitats and their management requirements.
  • Some knowledge of agricultural policies, particularly agricultural water policies and national water frameworks.
  • Skills relevant to the specific aims and objectives of the project.
  • Ability to communicate about the project in a passionate and credible manner.
  • Ability to persuade and influence a wide range of people, both internally and externally, such as the farming community.
  • Experience working with project teams and stakeholders.
  • Proven experience delivering actions relevant to the specific project.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and working in partnerships to achieve shared outcomes.

Desirable Experience:

  • Organising training events, workshops or facilitated discussions and meetings.
  • Producing written materials, newsletters and similar project related communications.
  • Volunteer management.

Closing date: 23:59, 02 March 2021

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