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Project Manager - Seasalter Levels Restoration Project

Reference: OCT20210292
Location: Kent
Salary: £27,574 - £30,590 per annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, Annual Leave
Duration: Until 31st March 2022

Funding from the GRCF, RSPB is embarking on an ambitious project to create and restore habitats for biodiversity in a landscape already compromised by climate change. We're looking for an enthusiastic Project Manager to oversee opportunities to changes for nature.

In partnership with Canterbury and Swale Council, Natural England, Kent Wildlife Trust, the restoration plan will incorporate habitat improvements that will enable sites to become a major link in a chain of nature reserves. Restoring Seasalter Levels to its potential will provide sanctuary for wildlife, creating a reserve that is managed for nature and resilient to climate change. Wraik Hill, is a small Local Nature Reserve comprising grassland and scrub habitats that provides resources for local communities to access nature.

As Project Manager the responsibility for all aspects of delivery over the lifetime of the project. You'll have the leadership skills to drive the project and coordinate aspects. Working with plan, until March 2022, it will be fast-paced so you'll be a problem solver and meet deadlines.

Strong communication/people skills you will work with RSPB, partner organisations, contractors, consultants and volunteers to deliver the project reporting to the board and relevant stakeholders to ensure they're informed to agree changes and to deal with issues/risks. 

Key areas:

  •  Project coordination and delivery
  • Working with communities and stakeholders
  • Manage project budget ensuring  necessary changes are escalated and approved.
  • Identify, report, manage and communicate risks and issues, putting in contingency actions where required.
  • Acquire consents and licences.
  • Coordinating partner activities.
  • Managing procurement and contractor tendering process.
  • Managing/overseeing consultants & contractors.
  • Reporting and claiming - project documentation to meet the requirements of the RSPB, our partners and funders.

Essential and Desirable skills:

  • Enthusiasm and adaptability to ensure that a complex programme of works is delivered on budget,time and delivers the best outcomes for nature.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Organised 
  • Contractor management.
  •  Planning permissions, consents etc
  •  Land management for conservation 
  •  Delivering complex projects/programmes 

Funding from GRCF the RSPB is embarking to restore habitats to boost biodiversity in a landscape. We're looking for an enthusiastic Project Manager to oversee this opportunity to deliver change for nature.

Closing date: 25th October 2021

We're looking to conduct interviews for this position from 28th October 2021.

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Closing Date: 25/10/2021  Location: Seasalter, Kent

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