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Project Development Officer for Llyn and Anglesey (Natur am Byth)

Reference: OCT20219871
Location: RSPB Cymru - Bangor
Salary: £27,574 - £30,590 per annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Duration: 15 months

RSPB Cymru has the opportunity to save species on the Llyn peninsula and Isle of Anglesey, including the red-billed chough, spotted rock-rose and large mason bee. It's part of a national scheme called Natur am Byth! which RSPB Cymru will be collaborating with partners, private landowners and communities to develop conservation plans for species. By developing these plans, we're looking for someone who can engage and empower people as their involvement will be crucial to conservation efforts.

The Natur am Byth! partnership unites 9 environmental charities and Natural Resources Wales to deliver the country's largest natural heritage and outreach programme to save species from extinction and reconnect people to nature. Supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Welsh Government, never has a partnership of so many voluntary organisations and Welsh environment body worked together to tackle this.

This role will be integral to the development of the project (see advert for list of project partners and species).

The role will involve:

  • Working collaboratively with others to develop a costed programme of work to save the target species
  • Managing contractors to undertake surveys
  • Managing budgets, ensuring exceptions are escalated and approved
  • Liaising with landowners to agree access and management works, consents and licences
  • Developing people engagement opportunities that will increase appreciation for the species
  • Engaging with volunteers to ensure they play an active part
  • Developing strategies to meet desired aims and objectives
  • Producing relevant documentation
  • Identifying opportunities and needs to ensure a legacy

Essential skills:

  • Passion for wildlife conservation and ability to enthuse others
  • Understanding of species and habitat management and the tools
  • Ability to balance workload
  • Able to travel to sites not covered by public transport
  • Communication skills for different audiences
  • User of MS Office programmes
  • Project management
  • Partnership and people engagement in conservation
  • Liaising with contractors

Desired skills:

  • Spoken and written Welsh
  • Learn basic Welsh if not a Welsh speaker
  • Mapping with GIS.

This is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Closing date: 24th October 2021 at 23:59

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The advert can be found in Welsh on our website.

Closing Date: 24/10/2021  Location: Bangor

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