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Senior Conservation Officer

Senior Conservation Officer - Yorkshire & Humber
Reference: MAY20229393
Location: Dearne Valley - Old Moor
Salary: £33,600.00 - £37,275.00 Per Annum
Duration: Permanent, Full-Time 37.5 hrs p/wk

We are looking for a knowledgeable, dynamic and passionate individual to lead the RSPB’s off-reserve conservation work across the Yorkshire and Humber area.

The role will lead, manage and develop the conservation team, helping to deliver an ambitious work programme focused on our Humber Estuary Priority Landscape and relevant priority species and habitats most notably lowland wetlands, estuaries and coastal/marine. This will be achieved by deploying the appropriate conservation tools to ensure we achieve our conservation objectives. This may include site safeguard casework, species recovery work, land management advice, conservation projects and engagement in land use and marine policy.

The Senior Conservation Officer has a key role in instigating and managing programmes and projects, in association with RSPB colleagues. This includes those led by the RSPB and RSPB’s delivery in wider partnerships. The successful candidate will have an important external role, building positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders so that RSPB’s policies and messages are understood and furthered within relevant partnerships and fora.

As conservation leader within the area team, the Senior Conservation Officer will contribute expertise to the operational area leadership structure, helping to direct our focus, build our objectives and lead our conservation project development and delivery. They will also be expected to contribute operational experience to RSPB’s policy and advocacy work and to the delivery of RSPB funding and communications objectives, particularly through communicating our conservation messages.

We are looking for someone capable of leading our conservation work to deliver the greatest impact for nature. This will require the ability to understand the range of conservation tools, prioritise these to ensure we are doing the most important things in the right places in the best way possible, getting the best out of the people they work with. Essential qualities will therefore be leadership, the ability to prioritise, time management, communications skills and energy, all focused on delivering the best for nature. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with experience in working with and engaging communities in nature conservation.

Closing: Friday 1st July

If you would like to complete your online application, please CLICK HERE.

Closing Date: 01/07/2022  Location: Dearne Valley - Old Moor

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