Senior Conservation Officer

Location UK / Antrim

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1434962

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Senior Conservation Officer - Northern Ireland East


Senior Conservation Officer

As part of the Area Team in the east of Northern Ireland, you will drive and oversee the RSPB’s conservation work across the landscape, from conservation advisory around the Antrim Plateau and County Down, to specific conservation projects aimed at priority species and habitats in the area. If you enjoy leading, managing and developing a team of people, while instigating and delivering ambitious species & habitat conservation programmes and projects, then this is the role for you. You will enjoy negotiating, influencing, and building positive relationships and partnerships in the area to ensure policy and messages are clearly understood, and that the RSPB strategy is delivered effectively.

Senior Conservation Officer – Northern Ireland East

Reference number: H7P+W-22

Location: East Area

Salary starting at £29,507 to £31,966 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

This role will sit within the East NI Area Team and report to the Area Manager, and will be responsible for ensuring delivery of relevant outcomes of the RSPB Saving Nature Strategy. The role will lead, manage and develop the conservation team in the area, helping to deliver a work programme that supports and contributes to the landscape scale conservation of priority landscapes, species and habitats. This will be achieved by deploying the appropriate conservation tools to ensure we achieve our conservation objectives. This may include site safeguard casework, species recovery, land management advice, conservation projects and engagement in land use and marine policy & legislation.

You will have a key role in instigating and managing programmes and projects, in association with RSPB colleagues. This will include those led by RSPB and RSPBs delivery in wider partnerships, particularly within priority landscapes. You will have an important external role, building positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders so that RSPBs policies and messages are understood and furthered within relevant partnerships and fora.

As a conservation leader within the Area Team, this role will contribute expertise to the operational area management structures, where you will monitor and report on the work plan, and influence the development of work plans or project ideas. You will also contribute operational experience to RSPBs policy and advocacy work, and contribute to the delivery of RSPB funding and communications objectives, particularly through communicating our conservation messages.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

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Closing date: 30 August 2019

Interview date: 10 September 2019