RSPB • Bromley

Biodiversity Adviser - RSPB idverde Bromley

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £28420 - £31529 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

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 Sector Advice Team works in partnerships with businesses to create habitats, conserve rare species, and to provide a better environment in which to live.

RSPB and idverde initiated a national partnership in 2017. idverde is the largest green service provider in the UK, wholly dedicated to providing green services and passionate about ensuring a bright future for Britain’s parks and countryside. Services range from professional green space management, to landscape design and build, grounds
maintenance, tree surgery, outdoor facilities management, biodiversity management and waterways management.

The RSPB and idverde are working together in the London Borough of Bromley, with emphasis on delivering best practice conservation management and empowering community groups to deliver better greenspace management. The role supports the operational delivery team but goes over and above the company’s contractual commitments to the clients, and so adds value to the sites managed.

We are therefore seeking a self-motivated individual to lead this partnership. Do you have the relevant ecological knowledge and extensive experience of working in partnership, to deliver what nature needs?
The role is full time (40 hours per week), based at High Elms in Bromley. You must be self-sufficient yet able to work in a team, both internally and critically with our external partners and stakeholders. You will be an ambassador for the RSPB and idverde providing expert ecological advice.

The post is embedded within the idverde business but draws on the wider local and national expertise of the RSPB, relating to community engagement, and habitat and species management. The role also facilitates RSPB’s own community and membership engagement, including facilitating opportunities for connections to nature.

Principal Accountabilities:

• Support community groups to be empowered for nature conservation
• Provide best practice conservation management advice
• Support and manage a range of projects to enhance biodiversity on a borough wide scale
• Support the RSPB-idverde biodiversity partnership

Essential knowledge and experience:

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant subject, or ability to show equivalent work experience.
  • A proven track record of ecological management for both UK species and habitats
  • Previous experience of successful partnership working and community engagement
  • Experience of leading and managing conservation work parties.
  • Ability and confidence to work closely with a wide range of stakeholders, developing positive relationships
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentational) – including an ability to speak confidently and cogently in public to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to rapidly analyse significant quantities of information, prioritise and balance a diverse workload often to tight deadlines.
  • Competent user of core MS Office programs.
  • Full, clean, manual driving licence

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of urban greenspace management
  • Experience of providing ecological training
  • Developing communication outputs
  • Knowledge of programme or project management

Please see attached Job Description for more information.

This is a Permanent, Full-Time role. We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 7th September 2022. If you have any questions please contact Netty.Ribeaux@RSPB.org.uk

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

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