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Senior Business Conservation and Ecology Adviser

We are seeking an ecologically skilled, self-motivated, dynamic senior business conservation adviser to lead partnerships, work programmes and conservation advice work with businesses in the housing and renewable energy development space.

Senior Business Conservation and Ecology Adviser
Reference: SEP20226957
Location: Flexible in England
Salary: £33,600.00 - £37,275.00

The RSPB is the UK’s largest conservation charity, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful partnerships with other organisations, and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves.

The RSPB Business Conservation Advice Team works in partnerships with businesses to create nature outcomes and to provide a better environment in which to live.

Duties include:

  1. Manage the RSPB biodiversity advisers involved in the partnerships you oversee, enthusing and empowering them to deliver more for nature.
  2. Identifying priority species conservation opportunities.
  3. Be responsible for ensuring the ongoing success of the partnership through quality assurance and risk management.
  4. Ensure effective engagement with senior stakeholders to maintain a high level of commitment from both organisations.
  5. Seek development and growth opportunities to grow the impact of the partnership furthering the conservation delivery objectives.
  6. Be responsible for growing, collating and reporting the impact of the partnership to internal and external stakeholders
  7. Ensure effective promotion and communication of the outputs of the partnership to stakeholders, both through formal reports and media publications.
  8. Be responsible for the managing and tracking the budget associated with the partnership.
  9. Where delivering the partnerships directly, you will be reviewing planning documents - assist with the preparation of planting plans, biodiversity management plans.
  10. Provide site appraisals - to identify biodiversity risks and opportunities.
  11. Advising on Biodiversity Net Gain.


  • Degree level qualification in a relevant subject, or ability to show equivalent work experience.
  • Previous experience of successful partnership working, ideally between conservation and business organisations.
  • Ability and confidence to work closely with a wide range of senior level stakeholders, developing positive relationships
  • A proven track record of providing ecological management advice for UK species and habitats
  • Knowledge of Biodiversity Net Gain

Do you have the relevant ecological knowledge and extensive experience of working successfully with partners, to deliver what nature needs?

If so, then we would love to hear from you. You must be self-sufficient yet able to work in a team, both internally and critically with our partners and stakeholders.

Closing: 7th October

To complete your online application please CLICK HERE.

Closing Date: 07/10/2022  Location: Flexible in England

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