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Logo: RSPBFlyways Manager
Reference: tTHbV-2
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Salary: 39,970 to 43,301 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent


Leading the RSPB's contribution to BirdLife's East Atlantic Flyway Initiative you will establish a series of programmes and projects along the flyway, working with and through BirdLife Partners and others, to improve the conditions for the birds using the flyway.


You will lead a team to identify the places and partners where you can create the greatest impact for birds of conservation concern using the flyway. Utilising capacity building, site protection, habitat restoration, and national, regional and global policies you will agree and lead the implementation of programmes where you create mutual benefit in enhancing the partner skills and capacity, whilst delivering projects of significant conservation value. You will work towards a strong network of partners working together.


Key criteria:

  1. Proven excellent leadership and people management skills, able to develop team members.
  2. Extensive experience of working internationally with BirdLife Partners and others to deliver conservation objectives, especially through capacity building.
  3. Detailed knowledge of the birds and habitats of conservation concern along the East Atlantic Flyway and the conservation measures required.
  4. Ability to co-ordinate multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational teams to deliver tangible change.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication and collaboration skills to build relationships, navigate politics and manage conflicts with a wide range of organisations and individuals.
  6. Project management skills, financial management skills, manage risks, costs, time and project teams.
  7. Leads provision of professional expertise and advice, experience of setting standards and managing systems.


The position will require the post holder to travel extensively to remote regions of tropical countries.


Closing: 12 September 2019


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