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RSPB • RSPB Northern Ireland

Part-time Administrator - NI Species Recovery Partnership (Fixed-Term)

Employment type:  Contract
Salary:  £23,401 – £25,122 per annum

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Rethink Nature is a partnership of seven leading species conservation organisations whose aim is ‘to combine their extensive knowledge and experience to catalyse the action that species need across the four nations of the UK’. We have received funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to set up a Species Recovery Partnership for NI to strengthen and build the Rethink partnership in NI, and work with government, other eNGOs and key stakeholders to better deliver key outcomes for species. You will work as the Partnership Administrator, and be managed by the Species Recovery Partnership Manager. The role allows for hybrid working between your home and your place of work which will be RSPB NI Headquarters.

What's the role about?

We are looking for a well organised individual to provide a high standard of administrative support to the Species Recovery Partnership. You will be responsible for providing administrative support to help deliver the following key outcomes of the Partnership.

  • A set of Species Recovery Principles for NI
  • A cross-taxa list of highest priority species for NI and concise species action plans (cSAPs) for these species
  • A 3-day facilitated workshop to agree on the prioritised list and how the cSAPs and the bid will be developed.
  • A NI Species bid, similar to those in GB (Species on the Edge, Back from the Brink, Natur Am Byth), to deliver the critical actions outlined in the cSAPs. This would form the basis of a bid to NLHF for development and delivery funding for a NI species bid.
  • A document outlining the key policy and legislative changes needed to deliver for species in Northern Ireland and associated advocacy to ensure it gains attention and influences change.

Essential qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience:

  1. At least 5 GCSE's, including Maths and English
  2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  3. Knowledge of document management and team collaboration tools.
  4. Knowledge of budget management terminology and processes.
  5. Organisational and time management skills.
  6. Proactive approach to problem solving.
  7. Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences whether by phone, email or in person.
  8. Able to organise meetings and events and coordinate all aspects of the meeting or event logistics.
  9. Able to make the best use of time particularly when under pressure from competing priorities, prioritising and delegating tasks effectively, during periods of both low and high demand.
  10. Experience of working in an office or customer care environment in an administrative role

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  1. Interest in and knowledge of conservation and the natural world.
  2. Knowledge of the operating environment in NI

This is a Fixed-Term role for 18.75 hours per week from mid-June 2024 until mid-January 2027.

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 from 23 May 2024. For further information please contact annemarie.mcdevitt@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.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

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

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

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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