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Senior Adviser

The RSPB and idverde work in a number of partnerships nationally to deliver biodiversity enhancements across the contracts in London, the Midlands, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

RSPB idverde Senior Adviser
Reference: DEC20214623
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £32,400 - £35,944
Contract: Permanent, Part Time (4 days per week)

The Role:

  • 3 days: Leading on the national partnership - involving leading and managing the team associated with the partnership, which has five dedicated members of staff.
  • 1 day: Manage and deliver the newly established partnership at Wormwood Scrubs This partnership supports & leads community groups, helping them deliver parks management for people and nature.

RSPB idverde partnership:

  • Lead the team of RSPB idverde biodiversity advisers
  • Ensure ongoing success of the partnership through quality assurance and risk management.
  • Effective senior stakeholder engagement to maintain a high level of commitment from both organisations.
  • Seek development and growth opportunities
  • Growing, collating and reporting the impact of the partnership to internal / external stakeholders
  • Effective promotion and communication of the outputs of the partnership to stakeholders, both through formal reports and media publications.
  • Tracking the partnership budget.

Wormwood Scrubs partnership:

  • Ensure work at Wormwood Scrubs by idverde is in line with the Wormwood Scrubs Master plan.
  • Oversee the delivery of the Biodiversity commissioners report.
  • Provide annual surveys e.g. flora & fauna.
  • Biodiversity and conservation management training for operational staff.
  • Take a lead role in the creation of the LBHF idverde teaching resource, working with third sectors partners like Groundwork to deliver the program and attract match funding.
  • Develop / maintain excellent working relationships with clients, key stakeholder organisations & subcontractors and consultants


  • Degree level qualification in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • Previous experience of successful partnership working
  • Can work closely with a wide range of senior level stakeholders
  • A proven track record of providing ecological management advice
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentational)
  • Ability to rapidly analyse significant quantities of information, prioritise and balance a diverse workload often to tight deadlines.
  • Competent user of core MS Office programs.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate successful prioritisation, time-management and organisational skills.
  • Project & Budget management and implementation.
  • Technical expertise within field of responsibility, including where appropriate, the ability to assess risk.
  • Staff management.
  • Full driving licence / ability to access locations.

Flexibly located, but with 1 day per week at Wormwood Scrubs.

Closing: 28 January 2022

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Closing Date: 28/01/2022  Location: Flexible in UK with travel to Wormwood Scrubs, London

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