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Agricultural Advice Project Manager

Reference: AUG20219990
Expiry date: 23:56, 24 September 2021
Location: RSPB UKHQ - The Lodge
Salary: £27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Duration:13 Months
Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotesAug21.pdf

Passionate about nature-friendly farming? We currently have an exciting opportunity for someone to manage the Farm Wildlife Partnership of wildlife NGOs, and farming communications to promote and guide nature-friendly farming in the UK.

We are looking for an experienced project manager and effective communicator to implement a new strategy to support nature-friendly farmers with advice and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

This role is for a 13-month full-time post. Part-time work as part of a job share will be considered.

To deliver this important work, the Project Manager will be responsible for the following work areas:

  • Manage the Farm Wildlife Partnership of wildlife NGOs through monthly meetings to deliver the strategic outcomes and report progress through quarterly highlight reports to the partnership stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and compile content for the quarterly RSPB Farming e-newsletter and work to the schedule set by the RSPB Comms team.
  • Plan a calendar of content for the Farm Wildlife twitter account and coordinate daily coverage with the team who host it on a weekly schedule.
  • Plan the theme, main activity, key messages and staff rota for the RSPB attendance at Groundswell 2022 (June 2022) and conduct a post-event review.
  • Develop and share internal communications to ensure that the role of the Farm Wildlife Partnership is recognised within the partner organisations.
  • Ensure that new content, and in particular farmer case studies are regularly posted on the Farm Wildlife website to keep the website live.

We are looking for a passionate and driven individual, with the following skills and experience to bring to this exciting role:

  • Able to effectively manage projects and work with volunteers.
  • Able to coordinate the work with partner organisations to achieve an agreed work plan.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work efficiently within a defined work plan. This necessitates the ability to plan and organise their own work.
  • Has the skill to work under pressure to meet project deadlines.
  • Competent IT user (e.g. MS packages, Outlook etc).
  • An ability to produce clear written communications.
  • Proven time management and organisational skills.
  • Experience of successfully managing projects.
  • Experience of working in partnership with other organisations.

For all application/role enquiries please contact - Kathryn.smith@rspb.org.uk

Please note that you will be required to complete an online application form.

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