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Project Manager - Uist Native Wildlife Project

Reference: SEP20228065
Location: Balranald
Salary: £28,420.00 - £31,529.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave
Duration: 12 months fixed term contract
Hours: 37.5 per week

RSPB Scotland and NatureScot are looking for a Project Manager to help us build a Partnership and funding bids for the Uist Native Wildlife Project. This project focusses on the live-capture and long-distance translocation of introduced hedgehogs from the Uists to the mainland of Scotland and potentially beyond.

What's the role about?

Hedgehogs were introduced to the Uists in 1974. They have become established across all the islands and by 1996, hedgehog predation of wader nests had become a significant conservation issue for the Special Protection Areas on the islands and wader numbers were predicted to decline dramatically as a result.

The successful candidate for this role will:

  • Assist in the building of a formal Partnership, Technical Advisory Group and Governance structure for delivery, including NatureScot, RSPB, hedgehog societies, animal welfare organisations, local community reps and relevant public engagement reps.
  • Build relationships with local communities
  • Run stakeholder workshops to gather opinion and create consensus
  • Co-ordinate the writing of operational plans for both live trapping and translocation
  • Establish data management requirements
  • Work with hedgehog experts to establish clear protocols for releases
  • Develop future funding applications

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Effective project management skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of Partners
  • Experience of raising funds from external sources for projects
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentational)

Desirable experience:

  • Experience of project development

Closing date: 23:59, Wed, 19th Oct 2022

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position online on Tuesday 1st November 2022.

Apply HERE

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to making our organisation diverse and inclusive, and as such are keen to encourage applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as well as those with disabilities.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

No agencies please.

Closing Date: 19/10/2022  Location: Bairanald

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