RSPB • Flexible in Eastern England

Project Manager - (Frampton Marsh)

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

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Do you have the passion, skills, flexibility and project management experience to deliver landmark, landscape-scale, environmental change?

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a project manager to take on a contract up until the 31st Dec 2024 developing an innovative landscape-scale habitat enhancement project.

The RSPB has been awarded funding from DEFRA to develop a Landscape Recovery Scheme in and around Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire. We, alongside our project partners, will have two years to explore how we can support and fund nature’s recovery across over 1,500 hectares of land.

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager for the development phase of this project. If you like variety, then read on! In this role, you’ll find yourself leading and motivating the project team to keep everyone on track, managing contractors and external consultants, liaising with key stakeholders including the project partnership and making sure that the project delivers the best outcome for nature.

You don’t need a wealth of knowledge of birds or wildlife to do this job (we have plenty of people who can help you there!). However, we do need you to be passionate and enthusiastic about doing what you can to help us to tackle the joint climate and nature crises. You’ll be part of our mission to inspire and empower people to help create a world that is richer in nature, where birds and other wildlife are thriving for the benefit of everyone.

This role will have responsibility for line managing the project’s Community Engagement Officer and Senior Administrator.

What we need from you


  • Proven experience of managing complex projects to a standard project management approach (eg Prince II).
  • Impressive time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to solve issues quickly, efficiently and creatively, and to manage change within projects.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Great interpersonal skills whether 1-2-1, chairing a meeting or presenting to a large audience
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Demonstrable leadership ability, able to lead without line management authority.
  • Logical, methodical, analytical and with a good eye for detail.
  • Competent IT user (e.g. MS packages, Outlook etc).
  • An ability to persuade and motivate a wide range of people, both internally and externally
  • Experience of successfully managing budgets


  • Project Management Qualification or appropriate training.
  • Experience of working with external stakeholders such as agencies and contractors.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and working in partnerships to achieve shared outcomes.
  • Line-management experience.

Additional Information

This is a Full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. The role ends on 31st December 2024 and 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 w/c 13th of February 2023. For further information please contact - emilie.brignall@rspb.org.uk

As part of this application process, you will be asked to complete an application form including evidence of 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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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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