Freshwater Officer

 (via Environment Job UK)
Buglife
Peterborough, Stirling or Cardiff, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Part-Time
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified

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Freshwater Officer

Part time (2.5 days per week) Fixed Term Contract (1 year) Based in Peterborough, Stirling or Cardiff

Salary £24,824 (£12,412 pro rata)

This new position will help Buglife to conserve and raise awareness of freshwater invertebrates throughout the UK. The successful candidate will develop partnerships, projects and initiatives to conserve freshwater species and their habitats. They will also promote the role of freshwater invertebrates in maintaining healthy environments and develop our advocacy work on freshwater species and habitats, and the issues that affect them.

The successful candidate will need to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about freshwater invertebrates, the habitats that support them and the issues affecting them.

Closing Date: Sunday 27 January 2019. We expect a high volume of applicants to apply for this position, only candidates who demonstrate and display the necessary skills, knowledge and experience will be invited to attend an interview at our Peterborough office on 6/7 February 2019.

Buglife offer an impressive benefits package including, Enhanced Pension, Flexible Working, 26 days annual leave (rising to 31 after 3 years service).

To apply please submit your CV to recruitment@buglife.org.uk

Job Title: Freshwater Officer
Dept.: Conservation
Reports to: Conservation Director
Date Completed: December 2018

Job Purpose

This Freshwater Officer role will help us to conserve and raise awareness of freshwater invertebrates throughout the UK. The Officer will be responsible for developing projects and initiatives to conserve freshwater species and their habitats. They will also develop our advocacy work on freshwater habitats, their habitats, and the issues that affect them. They will promote the role of freshwater invertebrates in maintaining healthy environments, and work with our partners, land owners and other stakeholders to identify, protect and enhance habitats for freshwater invertebrates. The Officer will have advocacy experience together with knowledge of freshwater invertebrates, the habitats that support them and the issues affecting them.

Qualifications/ Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • Experience of project development
  • Experience of advocacy work
  • Experience of raising public awareness of wildlife and environmental issues
  • Knowledge of freshwater invertebrates and their habitats
  • Demonstrable dedication to protecting the environment and conserving wildlife
  • Good level of understanding of conservation issues
  • Full current driving licence would usually be required

Role & Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver Buglife’s freshwater advocacy plan
  • Develop campaigns and projects with the assistance of the Project Development Team and Head of Fundraising and Communications
  • Maintain an overview of developments relating to freshwater protection across the UK
  • Represent Buglife on relevant fora as appropriate
  • Provide support for colleagues working on freshwater projects
  • Educate and inform others, including other conservation organisations and decision makers
  • Prepare media releases, briefings, give presentations and media interviews when requested
  • Build and maintain external relationships which secure future and current project success and the future growth of Buglife
  • Assist with the preparation of fundraising applications, for a range of opportunities aligned to the organisational strategy and internal cost recovery guidelines

External Communications

  • Confident communicator, able to speak to a wide range of audiences
  • Able to write clear and informative articles, leaflets and briefing materials
  • Ability to collate and present information from a variety of sources
  • Potential to work with television, radio and on-line to promote issues and activities
  • Able to develop and maintain external partnerships including with organisations and members of the public

People Management

  • Supervise volunteers and contribute to their recruitment as appropriate.
  • Manage the Health and Safety of self and any direct reports or volunteers.
  • Comply with legislation related to wildlife and the operation of charities and businesses and adhere to internal policies.

Decision Making

Responsible for making routine decisions about work programme

Main Interfaces

Land owners / managers, Other NGOs, Government officials, Members of the public, Media contacts.

Dimensions

Provides guidance to other staff

Manages project budgets

Limits of Authority

Signs own correspondence and expenses claims forms for volunteers.

Other relevant factors

Having a base but with regular meetings elsewhere. Occasional longer hours and attendance at meetings and events outside normal working hours including weekends, sometimes working away from home for periods of more than one day or undertaking longer distance travel.

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