RSPB • Dundee

Dundee Project Manager - (Fixed Term - Possible Secondment Opportunity)

Employment type:  Contract
Salary:  £28420 - £31529 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description


This exciting opportunity will see you managing RSPB Scotland’s work in one of Scotland’s most dynamic cities, Dundee. The successful candidate will build upon the team’s development work in the city and form successful partnerships to develop inspirational, collaborative projects and initiatives.

The base location for this role is flexible and can be home-based. The successful candidate will however need to be able to travel to and within Dundee frequently.

This role is available as a secondment opportunity.

What's the role about?

With climate and biodiversity in crisis, the environment needs our help more than ever. For RSPB’s vision of a world richer in nature to be realised, people and communities need to be at the heart of the change. We need to work with and enable more and broader audiences to act for nature. We want you to be a key part of this in Dundee.

In 2022 we have dedicated time to get to know the many existing exciting and established initiatives and projects happening across the city and we have laid the foundations for strong future partnership working. As Dundee Project Manager you will build upon this work and drive forward our aspiration of a diverse, people-powered movement in the city.

We want a creative, passionate Project Manager to lead this work, bringing energy, fresh ideas and problem-solving skills. You will work closely with partner organisations and community representatives to develop collaborative projects, initiatives and event opportunities. You will identify and secure funding opportunities to further the project objectives and manage the overall project budget and management framework. The successful candidate will be a strong advocate for the project and continually seek to promote the project to external audiences and develop communications content.

Our development work has identified a strong collaborative approach between partners in Dundee and managing existing relationships and developing new ones will be an important part of this role. In establishing an RSPB presence in Dundee we have set out to be relevant, meaningful and guided by what matters to people. The exciting next phase of this project is to progress this by turning our listening into action.

This post is managed by the Senior Conservation Officer covering Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Tayside. The Project Manager will work closely with various internal RSPB teams including Engagement, Community Empowerment and Fundraising & Communications. You will oversee the growth of the project which is likely to involve line management of other project posts in the future.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

As Dundee Project Manager you will lead on all agreed project outcomes and progress our work in a professional and enthusiastic manner. Therefore you will have:

  • Demonstrable leadership ability, able to lead without line management authority
  • Good communications skills – both written and verbal
  • The ability to work under your own initiative and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to persuade and influence a wide range of people, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering projects and an ability to manage changes within projects
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to find creative solutions with energy and passion
  • Proven organisational and IT skills
  • Experience of working to a standard project management approach
  • Cost and budget management
  • Logical & methodical, analytical and a good eye for detail This is a Fixed-Term 2 years Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week.

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position w/c Feb 20th. For further information please contact david.hunt@rspb.org.uk

As part of this application process you will be asked to 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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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