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Project Godwit is a partnership between the RSPB and WWT which aims to secure the future of breeding black-tailed godwits in the UK. This ground-breaking species conservation project is using research, habitat management, conservation translocation and community engagement to secure a better future for black-tailed godwits in the fens.


Senior Project Manager Project Godwit

Reference: A1880919
Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary: 29,507 to 31,966 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term to 31 December 2021


We are looking for a dynamic and capable conservationist to become our new Project Manager. As Project Manager, you will be leading a project team comprised of colleagues from the RSPB and WWT to achieve the following objectives, until the project concludes in December 2021:

  • Increase the productivity of black-tailed godwits at key breeding sites.
  • Maintain and enhance 1,100 ha of breeding habitat at these sites.
  • Improve understanding of local and migratory movements of godwits.
  • Trial the use of 'head-starting' as a conservation tool for godwits.
  • Increase support among local communities for the conservation of godwits and raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers.
  • Develop a UK-wide recovery plan in liaison with appropriate flyway initiatives.


You will act as the point of contact for the main project funder - the European Commission's LIFE Nature programme (which supports nature conservation projects throughout the EU).

About you

You will be an experienced Project Manager and will have an excellent understanding of what it takes to help a species recover.

Closing date: 11 October 2019
Interview date: 18 October 2019

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

No agencies please.

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