Remote and/or Onsite - to be determined with the candidate
Do you have the passion, skills, flexibility and project management experience to work across England to help deliver a range of projects in the fight to save nature?
Project Manager - England (Fixed-Term) Reference: AUG20227127 Location: Flexible in England Salary: £28,420.00 - £31,529.00 Per Annum Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week Contract: Fixed-Term, 9 months Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave (pro-rata)
What’s the role about?
We have an exciting opportunity for a project manager to take on a full-time 9-month contract, working alongside a team of England project managers delivering a diverse portfolio of projects and programmes ranging from developing new reserves to improving visitor infrastructure; from helping to recover wildlife populations to working on innovative landscape-scale habitat restoration initiatives in partnership with others.
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.
If you like variety, then read on! In a Project Manager role like this, you might find yourself chairing a project team meeting one day, visiting a project site the next, contacting contractors or suppliers on another day or writing a Project Brief or Project Review – no two days are likely to be the same
What we need from you:
You will be well organised, flexible and adaptable to take on a diverse workload, with excellent communication skills to develop collaborative working relationships across RSPB teams and external stakeholders, to motivate and inspire others to get things done.
You will need to be competent at managing project processes to ensure things go smoothly, risks are managed and to be solutions-focused to help sort problems if they arise (as rarely projects run smoothly all the time!).
Essential skills, knowledge and experience:
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.
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.
Desirable qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience
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.
As the role is England-wide, we are flexible regarding where you are based. 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.
Closing date: 23:59, Monday, 5th September 2022 We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on Monday 19th September 2022.
If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.
The RSPB is deeply committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity, so we look forward to hearing from anyone who feels this role might be what they have been looking for.
This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.