Minerals Ecology Advice Manager


Flexible in England
£33,600 - £37,275 pa pro rata

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 31st July 2022  

About RSPB

RSPB is the UK’s largest conservation charity, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves. The RSPB Business Conservation Advice Team works in partnerships with businesses to create habitats, conserve rare species, and to provide a better environment in which to live. 

About the role

We are looking for someone to lead a partnership programme working across the minerals extractive sector, which operates across over 70,000ha of land at anyone time, with potential to make a very significant contribution to the 30x30 outcomes for biodiversity. You will have the ecological understanding and knowledge of the industry to act to support the sector to realise the potential for biodiversity and associated public benefits particularly from sites restoration.

You will demonstrate leadership, excellent communication skills and the ability to motivate and enthuse a range of sectoral partners including businesses. In return, we offer a job where you have the opportunity to make a real positive impact to the environment.

You will lead the Nature After Minerals programme that aims to influence the extent to which minerals sites can deliver priority habitats and species through both planning and restoration. You will also lead on the long term highly effective partnership with CEMEX UK.

We want someone who can lead and develop a small, high performing team in delivering advice in a targeted way across the minerals extraction sector. They will be entrepreneurial in growing the impact of this important work area. They will be able to influence decision makers, to innovate, be a strategic thinker, and to work successfully in partnerships.

The role may suit someone with experience from the conservation sector, from the mineral sector, or from ecological consultancy.

What we need from you

Knowledge and skills which would be advantageous:

  • Strong working knowledge gained from working with a minerals extractive business on delivering ambitious conservation projects.
  • Knowledge of working with environmental NGOs.
  • Knowledge of the UK minerals planning process.
  • Established relationships with operators and stakeholders across the sector.
  • Successful working with a range of business, planning, and site management organisations.
  • Experience of working in successful partnerships.
  • Effective project management.
  • Knowledge of communications and social media.
  • Experience in applied biodiversity conservation.
  • Knowledge of the UK minerals extractives sector.
  • Line management and team leadership.
  • Knowledge of Biodiversity Net Gain, Nature Based Solutions and other emerging conservation frameworks and initiatives.

Please see the attached document on our website for more details.

Additional information

This role requires significant amounts of travel, which may include unsocial hours.

This is a Permanent ideally Full-Time role, albeit we would consider P/T with at least 30 hours per week.

The closing date for applications is 31st July 2022.

We are looking to conduct interviews on the 11th August 2022.

For further information please contact [email protected]

Please note that you will be required to upload a CV and complete an application form where you will have the opportunity to tell us how you meet the criteria set above.

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