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Logo: RSPBWe are looking for a part time team leader with excellent organisation and communication skills to join 2 other managers to deliver a stoat eradication operation for the Orkney Native Wildlife Project.


ONWP Eradication Project Manager
Ref: A2741019


25,463 to 27,585

Full Time

4 year contract


You must be an experienced people manager with proven ability to

  • inspire trust and support for the project both internally and externally
  • work with local communities in a collaborative and sensitive way


Experience of delivering non-native species eradications on the ground, knowledge of mustelid biology and behaviour and practical experience of trapping and tracking them is advantageous.


Key tasks will include:

  • securing and maintaining land access agreements
  • co-ordinating and monitoring the operation on the ground
  • leading and motivating a dedicated team of trappers
  • ensuring the well-being of the team of trappers, managing workloads, providing training and support etc.
  • identifying emerging operational issues and risks
  • planning and coordinating procurement of replacement traps and other equipment
  • ensuring accurate and meticulous trapping and dog search data collection, and responsibility for maintaining an up-to-date trapping database
  • working closely with the Programme Manager, Biosecurity Officer and other ONWP team members to maintain good communications and information transfer within the project team
  • reporting emerging reputational risks
  • liaise with the Biosecurity Officer and a team of stoat detection dog handlers to plan and coordinate dog-assisted stoat searching efforts
  • producing regular update reports to the Programme Manager and Steering Group
  • providing data and input to regular technical operational reviews and an adaptive management process


Closing: 6 December
Interview: 16 December


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