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Project Manager - Orkney Native Wildlife Project

We are looking for an inspiring leader and experienced project and people manager to manage the Orkney Native Wildlife Project team to deliver a ground-breaking non-native species eradication project. Experience in delivering complex projects or programmes on the ground is essential and knowledge (ideally first-hand) of non-native species eradication is an advantage.

Orkney Native Wildlife Project - Project Manager
Reference: A4870220
Location: ONWP Office - Kirkwall
Salary: £34,643 to £37,530 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed Term - 4 years

You will

  • be responsible for managing staff to deliver the project in accordance with an agreed project plan
  • be responsible for reporting to a project steering group to ensure they are informed and can make effective decisions.
  • coordinate and support the delivery of all elements of the project, including the eradication, bio-security measures, community activities, native wildlife monitoring, young ambassadors’ activities as well as financial management and reporting.
  • have experience of working with local communities in a collaborative and sensitive way.
  • be skilled in leadership and management of staff.

Key tasks will include:

  • Responsibility for delivering all project outputs and outcomes and the delivery of change where required
  • Setting direction for and motivating and inspiring a large team
  • Inspiring confidence in all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring stakeholder support and engagement is maintained throughout the project's lifetime
  • Identifying and highlighting emerging risks and issues and advising on mitigation to the steering group
  • Securing a lasting legacy for the project

Closing: 28 February

We will be conducting a rolling programme of short-listing and interviewing and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

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