Programme Officer, Conservation Science & Design

Fauna & Flora International

Cambridge
c.£26,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 31st May 2022  


Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Programme Officer, to support the delivery of our plant conservation work and other areas of work within the Conservation Science and Design team.

You will provide support to the management of FFI’s tree conservation portfolio, including administration of a portfolio-level grant, supporting project development and compiling donor reports. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of communications and fundraising, support robust monitoring and evaluation within projects, and undertake desk research or scoping on issues relating to plant conservation and wider themes relevant to the work of the Conservation Science and Design team. You will also provide flexible support with administration, project development, desk research and technical reviewing within the wider Conservation Science and Design programme.

You will have an undergraduate degree with relevant technical expertise, including field-based conservation, and proven ability in project management and administration, including financial aspects. You will have the personal qualities and skills necessary to collaborate effectively with government agencies, non-governmental organisations and a variety of other partners and stakeholders, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, while botanical or plant-related qualifications, experience or interest is desirable.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with opportunity to apply your skills and expertise where appropriate. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.

Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 31 May 2022


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