An exciting opportunity to lead and develop our growing team in England. Join our passionate and committed team to deliver nature recovery at scale, and provide opportunities for everyone to connect with the natural world.

This is an exciting time to join Buglife, with a new ambitious strategy and a growing portfolio of conservation delivery projects across the UK. Buglife play a lead role within the conservation sector working with, and influencing, others to help the small things that run the world.

The England Manager role focusses on supporting the growth of our work in England by developing new projects and workstreams, building new partnerships, and managing the delivery of our charitable aims and objectives across the country.

Focus areas for project development will be expanding new B-Lines projects across England; and growing our work on preventing the extinction of England’s most threatened species on land and in freshwaters.

The post holder will be our spokesperson for Buglife in England, being a strong voice for invertebrates, and applying advocacy skills to influence decision makers and others to ensure a high profile for invertebrates and their conservation.

The England Manager will manage a dispersed team of Conservation Officers, ensuring that they are supported in their work, that our suite of conservation and engagement projects are delivered on time and to a high standard, and that all financial claims and reporting is completed.

This is a new post at Buglife. The role sites alongside our Wales Manager, and Scotland & Northern Ireland Manager, and is supported by our Head of Operations, Advocacy and Social Change Officer, and Fundraising & Communications team.

Location is in England, but flexible. The post holder will be expected to travel around England, in particular to our HQ in Peterborough and to London.

Qualifications/ Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • A successful track record of conservation project delivery and management.
  • An understanding of species and habitat conservation, including practical habitat management.
  • A good understanding of pollinators and their habitats.
  • A knowledge of other invertebrate groups and their habitats would be beneficial.
  • A broad understanding of policy issues affecting invertebrate conservation
  • Detailed knowledge of one or two policy areas, such as pollinator or freshwater conservation, farming policy, pesticide policy, soil conservation,
    species protection legislation, etc.
  • Experience of project management, including development, reporting and budget management.
  • Experience of reporting to funders.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Role & Responsibilities

  • Initiate, build and maintain strong partnerships with other organisations.
  • Work with partners to develop new strategies for delivering Buglife conservation priorities (including B-Lines) across England.
  • Research fundraising opportunities and write grant applications to charitable trusts or statutory bodies.
  • Spot fundraising opportunities and raise awareness of Buglife’s work.
  • Maintain effective financial records and adhere to full cost recovery principles.
  • Protect and build the charity’s reputation.
  • Represent the organisation at external meetings, preparing and delivering presentations, effectively communicating our charitable aims and objectives.
  • Develop and deliver advocacy messages to stakeholders

How to apply

Apply by sending us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the best person to lead our England Team to recruitment@buglife.org.uk

Deadline for applications is 8am on the 20th June.

Interviews will be held on 30th June 2022 at our head office in Peterborough or online.