Dundee Project Officer

Organisation: RSPB Scotland

Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00 Per Annum

Location: Dundee

This rare opportunity will see you working in one of Scotland’s most dynamic cities, Dundee. RSPB Scotland are looking to engage with the people who live and work in Dundee on exploring how to save nature together. This varied and exciting position is the first step of our journey in the city and has lots of scopes to be shaped by you.

What’s the role about?

With climate and biodiversity in crisis, the environment needs our help more than ever. The importance of bringing people closer to nature has arguably never been greater and we’re looking for someone to explore what matters to the people of Dundee and to make important connections.

We want to be part of a diverse, people-powered movement to take long-lasting action for nature and Dundee provides an opportunity to achieve this alongside others.

To achieve this, you will be part of the city, building relationships with the people who live and work thereby having conversations and listening to people about their experiences and what matters to them. This will be achieved through direct engagement via a variety of communication methods and you will be responsible for planning, developing and delivering this programme.

We want RSPB Scotland’s future in Dundee to be relevant, innovative and collaboratively designed but first we have to understand what is happening in Dundee now. You will spend time exploring and reporting on existing initiatives and projects, scoping multi-sector partnership working opportunities and assess and communicate on where we can add value to existing work by other organisations.

Through this project, you will begin to identify new strands of work and opportunities for RSPB Scotland and will work closely with the Senior Conservation Officer on making recommendations to inform the next stage of the project.

There are already a number of successful and innovative environmental initiatives across the city and the need for meaningful collaborative environmental action as a force for transformational, positive change has arguably never been greater. The successful candidate will immerse themselves in this environment as RSPB Scotland’s representative in the city.

We want a creative, passionate individual to drive our work in Dundee, bringing energy, fresh ideas and problem-solving skills. This exciting position is the first step on RSPB Scotland’s journey in Dundee and has lots of scope to be shaped by you. If this sounds like the role for you, then we’d love to hear from you.

This post is managed by the Senior Conservation Officer covering Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, and Tayside. The Project Officer will also be supported by the Engagement team based in Edinburgh and the Giving Nature a Home Glasgow team as necessary.

The base location for this role is flexible and can be home-based. The successful candidate will however need to be able to and travel within Dundee frequently and regularly liaise with communities and organisations based there.

What we need from you?

As Project Officer in Dundee, you will lead on all agreed project outcomes and work independently to drive forward our aspiration in a professional and enthusiastic manner. Therefore, you will have:

– Excellent verbal communications skills; being able to passionately communicate about your work in a credible manner
– An ability to produce clear written communications in the form of reports and articles
– Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to find creative solutions
– Experience of developing and working in partnerships
– Proven time management and organisational skills
– Interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively engage with and enthuse a wide range of people
– The ability to work under your own initiative and adapt to changing circumstances
– The ability to work well as part of a cross-functional team
– Competent IT skills (e.g. Microsoft Office)
– Energy and passion
– As this role involves request travel – Access to transport is important

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Please note that you will be required to only complete an online application form.

Before applying to this role we would encourage you to read through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the fixed term.

Application Deadline: Friday 03/09/2021