Closing date: Tuesday 11 April 2023

Salary: £25,000

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Location: The Old Mill and other sites across Leicestershire and Rutland, 9 Soar Lane, Leicester, LE3 5DE

Hybrid working available

We are seeking an experienced and confident project manager to lead, motivate and keep everyone on track to deliver a variety of exciting wildlife and habitat projects within the Leicestershire & Rutland landscape.

You don’t need to be a conservation specialist to do this job (but it would be an advantage). You do need a passion for nature and team-working and an understanding of managing complex projects to a standard PM approach. You will be well organised, flexible and adaptable with great communication skills. You’ll manage contractors and external consultants, liaise with key stakeholders and inspire others to get things done, whether you are line-managing them or not. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and play your part in helping nature thrive for the benefit of everyone.

Contact details

For further details please email

Karen Pollard: kpollard@lrwt.org.uk or call our office on 0116 262 9968

Purpose of post:                                                                                            

Working in partnership with multiple stakeholders, to provide a comprehensive project support, management and reporting service for various on-going wildlife and wild place monitoring, restoration and landscape enhancement schemes.

Main responsibilities of the post:

  • Lead and manage on-going projects, officer(s) and sub-contractors to help deliver the agreed vision and outcomes of each initiative, providing clear work programmes and defined responsibilities to achieve milestones and targets within each required timeframe
  • Liaise directly with partners and funders to ensure clarity of objectives, outputs and outcomes, check progress and manage variations
  • Provide accurate and detailed costings and tenders for work to be undertaken by the Trust’s staff, sub-contractors, volunteers, and other specialists relating to project work
  • Take PM control and budget responsibility within a recognised framework (eg Prince II) and/or contractual agreements to enable monitoring and progress reports
  • Advise and support land managers/sub-contractors on project activities to be carried out at the appropriate time and without detriment to sensitive landscapes
  • Be responsible for any required data collection, surveys, research, and information gathering to enable monitoring and evaluation of the project. This includes commissioning and working with external consultants and specialists where necessary
  • Evaluate project financial viability, levels of success, share learning and ensure appropriate PR is generated.
  • Ensure all required reporting and recording systems are up to date and be responsible for the projects programme of activity and outputs delivered on time and to budget
  • Produce reports and present findings to Project boards, auditors, steering groups, boards and other committees and to inform Project Boards of risks and issues associated with the relevant projects
  • Build effective working relationships with internal staff members not directly involved with the projects to identify opportunities and ensure support for project outcomes
  • Any other duties as required, commensurate with the role

For further details and how to apply, please download the application pack. 

Application Pack