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Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) Project Manager

Reference   (Ref: 059-379)  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   Scotland (Central)
Town/City   Location: Any SNH office location will be considered
Salary   Starting Salary £37,271 per annum. 37 hours per week, Fixed Term until 31st January 2022
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   03/12/2017
Company Name   Scottish Natural Heritage
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Website   Further Details / Applications
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Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) is an exciting four year HLF and SNH funded project in northern Scotland which aims to encourage communities to tackle invasive non-native species such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and American mink.

To combat the impacts of invasive non-native species, the project team will work with communities to establish local management of specific priority species such as giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed and American mink. The target species will be managed in selected locations within a 29,500 km2 area of northern Scotland. The project will focus on species associated with lochs and rivers, and aims to establish a volunteer network which will help to look after local freshwater biodiversity after the project has been completed.

The project partnership comprises SNH and 10 Fisheries Trusts/District Salmon Fisheries Boards and Aberdeen University. The Project Team will consist of 2 posts employed by SNH: a Project Manager and a Project Administrator who will work together with local SISI staff (referred to as SISI Project Officers) to deliver the project on behalf of the project partnership. A full time Volunteer and Communications Officer will also be recruited to support the SISI Project Officers with volunteer recruitment, training, management and retention. This post will work closely with the Project Manager and local delivery organisations for implementation of the Volunteer Management and Retention Plan and the Communication Plan.

The Project Manager will be based in an SNH office and will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the SISI project, including reporting to the project steering group, liaising with funders, matrix managing the SISI Project Officers, and line managing the Administrator.

The ideal candidate for this role must have the following skills:

• Knowledge of budget and contract management within projects, ability to choose the right combination of funding and resourcing;

• Demonstrable project management experience and practical experience of balancing this with a high volume of reactive work;

• Evidence of leadership with an understanding of SNH’s remit and direction, inspiring individuals to achieve their best;

• Good interpersonal skills with an ability to work in partnership, to foster good relations and to encourage actions by others;

• Good communication skills, including influencing, listening, gain consensus and demonstrating clear written and verbal presentation;

• Ability to interpret complex or conflicting information and make recommendations based a sound analysis and judgement.

Closing date: 3rd December 2017

Interview: week beginning 19th December 2017

Apply at www.snhjobs.co.uk


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