Bromley Biodiversity Adviser

RSPB / idverde

Bromley, Greater London
£30,940 - £33,215 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd March 2024   Closes today

Nature is in crisis. Together, we can save it.

The 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. 

This role is a way to share the RSPB's knowledge and to help deliver its mission to protect habitats, save species, and help to end the nature and climate emergency through working in partnership with idverde.

About the role

Do you have the relevant ecological knowledge and extensive experience of working in partnership and enthusiasm to deliver what nature needs?

As Bromley Biodiversity Adviser you will be embedded within the idverde business. Day to day you will lead practical volunteer days, plan events, offer ecological advice, work with idverde partners, stakeholders and others to engage them with nature and the work of the RSPB. 

Working on land outside RSPB reserves, managed by idverde, you will be responsible for collecting and collating the data that provides the scientific background to evidence our ways of working. Targeting key species and delivering practical land management for their conservation. Influencing policy through your work and advocating for nature.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual to lead this partnership, deliver best practice conservation management and empower community groups to deliver better greenspace management. The role supports idverde's operational delivery team but goes over and above the company’s contractual commitments to the clients, and so adds value to the sites managed. You must be self-sufficient yet able to work in a team, both internally and critically with our external partners and stakeholders. You will be an ambassador for the RSPB and idverde providing ecological and land management advice.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant subject or ability to show equivalent work experience.
  • A proven track record of ecological management for both UK species and habitats and up to date knowledge of best ecological practices including survey and monitoring.
  • Experience of leading and managing conservation work parties.
  • Ability and confidence to work closely with a wide range of stakeholders, developing positive relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentational) – including an ability to speak confidently and cogently in public to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrable ability to rapidly analyse significant quantities of information, produce, clear reports, produce accurate minutes and meeting agendas and present data clearly.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for conservation.
  • Ability to prioritise and balance a diverse workload often to tight deadlines.
  • A full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of providing ecological training.
  • Previous experience of successful community engagement.
  • Knowledge of urban greenspace management.
  • Developing communication outputs.
  • Knowledge of programme or project management.
  • Previous experience of Partnership working.
  • Competency certificates (i.e. chainsaw, brush cutter, pesticide)
  • Species licences

This is a Permanent Full Time role for 37.5 hours per week, based at idverde’s office in High Elms in Bromley.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 11th March 2024. For further information please contact [email protected]

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

This role will require completion of a DBS/PVG/Access NI in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The RSPB is a licenced sponsor. This role is eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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