Projects Manager, Marine Plastics, Conservation Science and Design (Cambridge, UK)

Salary: Circa £30,000 Start Date: 7 September 2015 Duration of Contract: This is a temporary position to provide maternity cover and will terminate on or before 25 September 2016 on the return of the current post-holder from maternity leave Location: Cambridge, UK Fauna & Flora...

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Salary: Circa £30,000

Start Date: 7 September 2015

Duration of Contract: This is a temporary position to provide maternity cover and will terminate on or before 25 September 2016 on the return of the current post-holder from maternity leave

Location: Cambridge, UK

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, whilst improving the livelihoods of local people. Our guiding principles are to work through local partnerships, act as a catalyst for change, make conservation relevant and base decisions on sound science. Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international conservation body.

We are acutely aware of the challenges we face. The world’s remaining natural habitats, and the species that depend on them for survival, are under greater pressure than at any time in recent history. However, with the health of the planet now firmly centre-stage, we have an unprecedented opportunity to make a real difference.

FFI’s Conservation Science and Design team focuses on a number of key areas:

• Strategic development of our conservation work – currently focused on climate change, threatened tree conservation and marine protection

• Robust approaches to allocating conservation funding – through management of Halcyon Land & Sea funds (which focuses on securing priority conservation areas), the Flagship Species Fund, the Global Trees Campaign and also co-ordination of reviews for external grant funds

• Promoting effective monitoring and evaluation within FFI – focusing on cross-organisational impact reporting

• Impact monitoring across the organisation, including compilation of a Conservation Report from project-level annual reports

• Technical delivery within projects – providing tools and solutions to field-based projects

• Direct support and advice to regional and thematic teams

FFI is seeking qualified candidates to provide temporary maternity cover for the position of Projects Manager, Marine Plastics, to deliver effective management and support future development of a significant programme of work around marine plastics, with a specific focus on microplastics. The successful candidate will manage the engagement with industry, NGO partners and government to find solutions in order to reduce sources of microplastics (particularly microbeads and raw plastic pellets) entering the oceans, will work across FFI regional teams to identify locally-relevant marine plastics initiatives and will support the development of new avenues of funding for the marine plastics programme. This position is based in FFI’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

You will have a higher degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience in conservation, marine biology or a related field, and experience of working with NGOs would be advantageous. You will have strong organisational and time management skills and a structured and methodical approach to work. With excellent communication skills, you will be a self-motivated team player, but equally able to work independently. The ability to engage with a range of stakeholders with diplomacy, and collaborate to craft novel solutions, will be essential to this role. Fluency in English is essential.

For further details and to apply please visit: www.fauna-flora.org/about/jobs/

The closing date for applications is 21 June 2015.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity

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