RSPB • Flexible in Scotland

Project Manager - Corncrake Calling - (fixed-term)

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

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

What's the role about?

As project manager you will deliver the Corncrake Calling project to benefit the elusive yet wonderful corncrake in Scotland.

Since 2020 this project has been helping to save corncrakes through advocacy, land management and education across Scotland with a particular focus on the Outer Hebrides, Inner Hebrides, Orkney and the North West coast. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) the project has had excellent success so far and we are now looking for a project manager who can ensure the continued success of this project as we approach its end in 2024.

The successful candidate will coordinate planning for all elements of the project, working with stakeholders across Scotland. These elements include development of plans for public engagement activities (including developing the projects volunteering and education activities), land management activities and funding advocacy materials. Methods of evaluation will be maintained for all activities. Documentation to be produced will include reporting papers such as funder quarterly reports, project costs and cash flow, and briefs for work to be commissioned during delivery and the final project report on completion.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience: (copy from role profile - maximum of 10)

  • Demonstrable leadership ability, able to lead without line management authority.
  • An ability to produce clear written communications.
  • Cost and budget management.
  • Experience of delivering a number of projects.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to find creative solutions.
  • Competent IT user (e.g. MS packages, Outlook etc).

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of leading and managing multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of working to a standard project management approach (eg RSPB Project Management Framework, Prince II).
  • Experience of working with external stakeholders such as agencies and contractors

This is a Fixed-Term contract until March 2025 (Ideally to commence in April 2023), 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.

For further information please contact thomas.churchyard@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

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