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Durham Wildlife Trust

Naturally Native Project Manager (Maternity Cover)

Salary £30,000 pro rata

Part Time (0.6 FTE)

Fixed term contract for 6 months

Closing date for applications is: 9am Friday 17th September

The Wildlife Trusts in the North East of England (Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley) have brought together a wide range of organisations to restore water vole populations across this wide area. The Naturally Native project tackles the 2 major causes of water vole decline, predation by American mink, an introduced non-native species, and habitat fragmentation. The Project Manager is based with Durham Wildlife Trust.

We seek a Project Manager to direct the delivery of this ambitious project during a maternity cover period of 6 months. Co-ordinating staff as they undertake species and habitat monitoring, invasive species control and volunteer and stakeholder engagement. The Project Manager (maternity cover) will oversee communications strategies and engagement activities, key to encouraging communities and landowners to actively participate in the project. They will be responsible for ensuring the overall aims and outputs of the project are reached and milestones achieved on time and to budget. The Project Manager (maternity cover) will work with external consultants who will inform and evaluate project delivery and performance.

This position would suit an experienced Project Manager or someone looking to further develop in a Project Manager role.

Based at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Head Office: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU, with an opportunity to work on occasion from partner Trust offices. Currently home working may be required.

We are inclusive employers and actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

For a detailed job description and how to apply go to or email . Further queries on the content of the role may be directed to Mark Dinning on 0191 584 3112.

Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be held on Friday 24th September via video conference.

Please return your completed application form along with your covering letter by email to no later than 9am Friday 17th September.

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Closing Date: 17/09/2021  Location: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU

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