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St Helena Cloud Forest Project Manager (UK or St Helena based)

Reference: JUL20212315
Expiry date: 13:37, 15 August 2021
Location: Flexible
Salary: £27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance
Duration:2.6 years
Attachments: shcf-project-manager_job-pack_V2_compressed.pdf
CandidateGuidanceNotes(1).pdf

Passionate about plants, invertebrates, and people? We currently have an exciting opportunity for someone to take forward and deliver one of RSPB’s flagship partnership projects in the UK Overseas Territories.

As an organised and effective communicator, you will be responsible for driving forward an incredibly exciting collaborative, partnership-based project to scale up cloud forest restoration efforts on the island of St Helena, a UK Overseas Territory in the south Atlantic. This exciting role is funded by the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

For more information on this role please see the attached document at the top of this advert.

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

  • Put in place the right governance structure to keep the project on track
  • Produce relevant project documentation
  • Coordinate with the project partners and ensure that stakeholders are kept fully involved and informed.
  • Estimate and manage the project(s) duration determining when activities and events are planned to happen - ensuring the timely completion of the project.
  • Identify, record, manage and communicate risks and issues, putting in place appropriate contingency actions - to reduce the likelihood of events that might prevent project outputs and objectives being delivered on time.
  • Manage the project budget against forecast, estimate costs, ensure that exceptions beyond tolerance are escalated and approved - so that project costs are kept within agreed tolerances.
  • Ensure that all changes made to project baselines are managed effectively - to prevent scope creep.
  • Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiate corrective action where required – to keep the project on track.
  • Direct and motivate the project team – to achieve project success by focussing on a common goal.
  • Prepare and submit project funding submissions for years 2 and 3 of the project.

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

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant subject or ability to show equivalent work experience
  • Experience in planning and implementing conservation measures on small islands
  • Good understanding of conservation challenges on islands
  • Competent IT user (e.g. MS packages, Outlook etc).
  • Attention to detail and ability to understand financial systems.
  • Demonstrable leadership ability.
  • An ability to produce clear written communications.
  • An ability to persuade and influence a wide range of people, both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage changes within projects.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to find creative solutions.
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Logical & methodical, analytical and a good eye for detail.
  • Proven time management and organisational skills.
  • Experience of leading and managing multidisciplinary teams.
  • Cost and budget management experience
  • Proven track record in delivering multi-disciplinary projects.

Although this role is listed as UK-based, we would be open to the role being based on St Helena if the successful candidate is already based on the island

For all application/role enquiries please contact - Sarah.havery@rspb.org.uk

Please note that you will be required to upload a CV and complete an online application form.

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