International Marine Conservation Officer (Fixed Term)
Reference: OCT 20219224
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £27,574 – £30,590 per annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 2 days Annual Leave (pro rata)
Duration: 12 months

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced International Marine Conservation Officer to join a growing team, supporting the objectives of the Birdlife International Marine Programme. We are looking for a dynamic marine scientist to contribute across our international projects on objectives that positively influence regional fisheries management policy to benefit marine biodiversity.

The role will require management of multiple complex tasks, working autonomously and at times to tight deadlines. Main skills include absorbing and summarising complex information; coordinating and managing policy meetings internally and externally; engaging with Marine Stewardship Council certification processes; working with BirdLife International colleagues across multiple jurisdictions; supporting preparation of funding reports and proposals; coordinating communications across the team; and raising awareness through a variety of media outputs.

We need someone who is passionate about marine conservation, articulate, confident, knowledgeable and has good organisation skills. Experience with Trello or SharePoint is also desirable.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • University degree in natural sciences, or equivalent experience
  • Practical experience in delivering marine science or conservation projects
  • Knowledge of international fishery management policy
  • Experience of contributing to articles in scientific journals
  • Confident giving presentations to international audiences
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office package
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Spanish or Portuguese language skills highly beneficial.

This is a Contract, Full Time role for twelve months. 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.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

No agencies please.

Closing date: 31st October 2021

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position in November.


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