Logo: RSPB


Conservation Officer

Reference: NOV20223705

Location: Lough Neagh

Salary: £28,420.00 - £31,529.00

Duration: Full Time, 2 Years Fixed Term

Do you have excellent ecological skills and knowledge, particularly of wet grassland and raised bog habitats and their conservation. A background in landscape scale conservation, farm advisory and nature conservation delivery mechanisms is desirable, as is an in-depth knowledge of breeding waders (curlews, redshanks, lapwings and snipe), their habitat requirements and relevant survey techniques.

About the role

As part of the Northern Ireland Operations Team, you will deliver a range of work for priority species and habitats across the Lough Neagh landscape. In this varied role, you will provide advice directly to farmers and land managers, coordinate and undertake surveys, and help deliver conservation projects to help nature thrive across this priority landscape.

This role will sit within the West NI Area Team and reports to the Conservation Manager. You will have an important external role, building positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders so that RSPBs policies and messages are understood and furthered within relevant partnerships.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing advice, training and information to local communities, landowners, land managers and land use advisers on priority species and habitats, in close liaison with other members of the Conservation Team
  • Undertaking and overseeing species/habitat surveys and monitoring work on sites to ensure delivery of site/s objectives. This includes mapping, and the gathering & management of electronic data.
  • Demonstrating best practice in terms of collaboration & communication, working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Managing medium and small projects using the RSPB’s Project Management Framework
  • Supervising contractors to carry out work on sites safely and legally to deliver project targets.
  • Building positive relationships with key decision-makers, external partners and stakeholders so that RSPB’s policies and messages are understood and furthered by decision-makers and within relevant partnerships and fora.
  • Manage and develop volunteers to ensure the delivery of an ambitious work programme maintaining focus on priority species and habitats

This is a fantastic opportunity to play your part in delivering RSPB's conservation work within a landscape rich in wildlife and important for people. If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to hear from you!

Closing date: 11th December

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Closing Date: 11/12/2022  Location: Lough Neagh landscape

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