Conservation & Research Coordinator

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Andover, Hampshire
£23,000 - £26,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Conservation and Research Department

Job title: Conservation & Research Coordinator

The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a UK registered charity whose mission is the conservation of birds of prey. From our award-wining visitor attraction and beautiful countryside location, we operate a range of conservation and research projects on site, in the UK and overseas. We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Conservation & Research Coordinator within the Trust’s Conservation and Research (C & R) Department.

The Conservation & Research Coordinator will contribute to the overall objectives of the Hawk Conservancy Trust’s C & R department. Working in this team, the core component of the position is to be lead communicator between C & R and other Trust staff plus our partners, external organisations, funders and supporters.

We seek a capable and confident scientist and communicator. We place great value on flexibility and adaptability. You must be able to work independently and link this work to the team. Reliability, personal and academic integrity and trustworthiness are essential.

There is a high degree of liaison in the role and so your inter-personal skills must be exceptional at all levels.

You will be expected to:

  • Develop and implement a complete communications strategy to promote the activities, outputs, goals and aspirations of the C & R department
  • Work closely with the Marketing, Communications & Fundraising and the Education departments
  • Conduct, contribute to and/or coordinate projects in the Trust’s Research Programmes
  • Initiate and/or manage external collaborations for research partnerships
  • Pursue and secure funding through grants and donations to support the work of C & R

What we are looking for:

You must have graduated successfully with a degree in a biological science or similar discipline. Outstanding communication skills and an exceptional command of written English are essential. You will be able to demonstrate:

  • A working knowledge of effective communications
  • Familiarity with conservation science and/or field conservation experience
  • Presentation experience in public and professional settings
  • Exceptional inter-personal skills at all levels
  • Strong computing skills, including social media and presentation software

Applications must include a letter of application (no more than one page), your CV (four pages maximum) and a short (less than one page) comment on conserving birds of prey in England.

Applications that fail to meet these requirements will not be considered.

This position will remain open until filled, with interviews taking place on a rolling basis.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check. Due to our rural location, it is important to have your own transport. This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant must have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK before being offered an employment contract.

Applications directly to:

Campbell Murn, Hawk Conservancy Trust, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8DY

[email protected]

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