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Senior Project Manager - Turtle Dove Test & Trial

Senior Project Manager - Turtle Dove Test & Trial
Reference: MAY20219583
Location: Flexible or near to East Anglia
Salary: £32,400 - £35,944
Contract: 16 months, FTC until December 2022

Do you want to help shape the future of environmental land management support for farmers and wildlife, whilst helping the fastest declining bird species in England?

We are looking for an exceptional senior project manager to lead an ongoing Defra-funded Turtle Dove Reverse Auction Test & Trial. This project is investigating the use of reverse auction mechanisms to deliver bespoke land management necessary to recover threatened and declining farmland wildlife. A key upcoming phase of the project is research and learning to assess the capability of reverse auctions in forming a component of future environmental land management systems.

This will involve:

  • Using appropriate Project Management tools and approaches to ensure successful delivery
  • Managing a farm advisor supporting farmers with creating and managing habitats in line with their successful auction bids
  • Leading the learning and review phase of the project
  • Developing a social science approach to analysing the experience of farmers involved with the project, attitudes to the reverse auction approach and likelihood of future participation
  • Reviewing the capability of the reverse auction mechanism to deliver turtle dove habitat requirements at an appropriate spatial scale and of suitable quality
  • Working with partners including Defra, Oxford University and consultants EnTrade

Skills, knowledge, and experience:

  1. The management- and successful delivery of- complex projects
  2. Cost and budget management
  3. Proven time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and balance a diverse workload
  4. Understanding of agri-environment schemes and their economics
  5. Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentational) u2013 including an ability to produce clear written communications
  6. Working with internal and external stakeholders, and in partnerships, to achieve shared outcomes.
  7. Qualitative and quantitative methods of social science research - collecting unbiased data from individuals or small groups
  8. Can use a methodical and robust approach to collect, manage and analyse information and summarise learning
  9. Can support and develop staff
  10. Demonstrable leadership ability, including an ability to lead without line management authority
  11. Excellent problem-solving skills / creative solutions
  12. MS Office literate
  13. Working knowledge of standard project management approaches

You will be required to travel to sites (away from public transport routes) within Norfolk and Suffolk on a regular basis.

Closing: 20 June

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Closing Date: 20/06/2021  Location: Flexible, East Anglia

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