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Logo: RSPBRSPB idverde Community and Nature Engagement Officer

Based at RSPB idverde Midlands Offices – Northampton, Loughborough and Birmingham

Full Time Permanent role 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £25,463 to £27,585 per annum

 

Do you want to make a difference in nature conservation? And work on one of the RSPBs high profile business partnerships?

 

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. The RSPB Business Advice Unit works in partnerships with businesses to create habitats, conserve rare species, and to provide a better environment in which to live. 

 

RSPB and idverde initiated a national partnership in 2017. Idverde is the largest green service provider in the UK, wholly dedicated to providing green services and passionate about ensuring a bright future for Britain’s parks and countryside. Services range from professional open space management, to landscape design and build, grounds maintenance, tree surgery, outdoor facilities management, biodiversity management and waterways management.

 

The RSPB and idverde will be working together in the Midlands, with emphasis on empowering community groups to deliver better greenspace management.  The partnership will be supporting & leading community groups, helping them deliver parks management for people and nature;

 

You will need to have knowledge of parks and green space management, qualified to Degree level in Landscape Architecture or hold a equivalent horticultural qualification. A strong understanding of the benefits that urban parks and gardens bring to biodiversity. An understanding of the commercial realities of the business and able to work to financial budgets. A clear passion for wildlife and the countryside along with knowledge of practical conservation delivery to support species and habitat conservation objectives.

 

You will need to be able to demonstrate a track record in successfully mentoring and supporting community groups. An excellent understanding of Health and Safety management in relation to volunteer management. All combined with a flexible approach to enable occasional evening and weekend working hours. You will use your knowledge and experience to advise and influence volunteer group enthusing residents about ‘giving nature a home’ is all part of the offer combined with horticultural know-how.

 

Closing Date 7 September 2018  Interview Date 12 September 2018

 

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

 

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