RSPB • Geltsdale

Part Time Administrator - RSPB Geltsdale Nature Reserve

Employment type:  Part time
Salary:  £21,255 – £22,818 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Can you bring your organisational skills to manage our nature reserve office and provide support to the reserve team, helping us to save nature? Can you champion and adapt to new ways of working on a large upland nature reserve? If so, RSPB needs you!

About the Role

You will run the administration of the RSPB Geltsdale nature reserve office, providing a safe and effective working environment, based in the reserve office and visitor centre at Stagsike Cottages.

Line managed by the Senior Site Manager, work will involve: organising the maintenance schedule of the premises, managing the residential volunteer accommodation, organising the recording of health and safety information, overseeing the visitor centre, organising occasional educational visits with the assistance of volunteers and managing a small art gallery. You will use our finance system to provide support for the team and be central to ensuring good communications and smooth running of the reserve.

As a contact for the general public, you will be an advocate for RSPB. You will be confident dealing with people from all backgrounds, using diplomacy and tact to ensure complex and sensitive matters are handled appropriately and professionally, and RSPB is represented in a positive manner.

The RSPB Office at Stagsike Cottages is accessed down a one-mile gravel track, that is accessible to all vehicles, but not surfaced. The team comprises five permanent staff – a Senior Site Manager, three Reserve Wardens, and an Estate Worker.

What we need from you

Essential experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Experience of providing administrative capability within a team.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and team collaboration tools such as SharePoint.
  • Excellent communication skills with a wide range of audiences by phone, video call, email or in person.
  • Can prioritise tasks proactively, during periods of both low and high demand.
  • Can independently identify and solve problems.
  • Can build, maintain and develop productive relationships with people at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Experience of managing and reporting financial information.

Desirable experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Experience of health and safety compliance.
  • Basic knowledge of current conservation issues, priorities and an interest in wildlife.

Additional Information

This is a part-time role working 22.5 hours per week. We can discuss a flexible working pattern should we take your application further.

For all application/role enquiries please contact – glen.swainson@RSPB.org.uk

Please note that you will be required to complete an application form where you will have the opportunity to tell us how you meet the criteria set above.

Before applying for this role we would encourage you to read through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of our advert.

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

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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