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Logo: RSPBProgramme Manager - Native Wildlife Project


We are looking for an inspiring leader and experienced project manager, people manager and communicator to head up this ground-breaking non-native species eradication project. Experience in delivering complex conservation projects or programmes on the ground is essential and knowledge of non-native species eradications is a must.


Orkney Native Wildlife Project - Programme Manager
Ref: A3901118
Location: Stromness Office, Orkney
Salary: 39,970 - 43,301 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: 5 years


You will be responsible for the successful delivery of the project, including reporting to the funders, the project steering committee and board. You will coordinate and support the delivery of all elements of the Wildlife Project, including the Eradication, Biosecurity, Wildlife-friendly Communities, Monitoring and Young Ambassadors Activities and be a spokesperson for the project.


You will have the confidence and ability to inspire trust and support for the project, and an ability to win over hearts and minds and motivate people; and have experience of working with local communities in a collaborative and sensitive way. You must be skilled in leadership and partnership.


Key tasks will include:

  • Oversight of all procurement
  • Responsibility for delivering all project outputs and outcomes and managing change where required
  • Responsibility for fulfilling funder requirements
  • Responsible for financial management of the project
  • Setting direction for and motivating and inspiring a large team
  • Inspiring confidence in all stakeholders
  • Ensuring stakeholder support and engagement is maintained throughout the project's lifetime
  • Identifying and highlighting emerging risks and issues, identifying solutions and mitigation measures and seeking and securing additional expert input where required
  • Securing a lasting legacy for the project


Closing date: 26 November 2018


For further information and to download an application pack, please visit our website 

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