Head of International Conservation Science

Reference number: A0560820
Location: Flexible

This post represents an exciting opportunity to lead and develop a highly motivated and dynamic team responsible for the science underpinning much of the RSPB's international conservation work.

Current projects include high profile work on globally threatened species (e.g. Gyps vultures) and sites (e.g. Gola and Harapan Forests), major island restorations (e.g. Gough), long-distance migrants, global agriculture and nature-based solutions.

As a member of the Conservation Science Leadership Team and the Global Land and Science Portfolio Boards the post holder will have a strategic input to the international and scientific work of the RSPB.

There will be extensive opportunities to play a wider role in research and teaching in the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and within the BirdLife partnership around the world.

There will be scope to maintain personal scientific involvement in one or more projects undertaken by the international conservation section and to develop new research areas in line with RSPB strategic priorities, to be an ambassador of RSPB science and to travel overseas reasonably frequently while remaining mindful of the need to reduce the RSPB's carbon footprint.

Salary starting at: £39,970 to £44,289 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 2 October 2020
Interview date: 22 October 2020

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A0560820 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 127Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
Job information pack (PDF 12480Kb, requires Adobe Reader)
Application details (Word 33Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Who to contact

For questions about this post Jeremy Wilson jeremy.wilson@rspb.org.uk

Send application details to GCAdmin@RSPB.ORG.UK

posted: 28 August 2020 Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.