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Twite Recovery Project Officer

Reference number: A0030419

Location: West Yorkshire

English Twite are in trouble with a population of just a few hundred breeding birds left in the South Pennines. We are therefore looking for a highly motivated and experienced project officer to cover a period of maternity leave and help us save these enigmatic birds.

The role will involve working with farmers and landowners to ensure land that has been put into environmental stewardship is being managed to the right prescriptions and to maximise its suitability for Twite. It will also involve working with volunteers to facilitate colony protection, supplementary feeding and trialling different habitat interventions.

The successful candidate will have experience of managing projects, a good understanding of natural history and ecology and experience of working with farmers and landowners. The post will involve working outdoors, in all weathers and often alone.

The role will be based at our Denby Dale office but will involve frequent travel across the South Pennines area. It offers a unique opportunity to make a difference to the fortunes of Twite, whilst developing your skills and wider experience.

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.

Salary starting at

£19,602 to £21,236 per annum pro rata

Hours & contract information

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours
Contract: Maternity Cover

Closing date: 26 April 2019

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 A0030419 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 146Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Job information pack (PDF 512Kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Application details (Word 30Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Michelle Lindsay
01904 623151

Send application details to
Barbara Moore
The RSPB, Denby Dale Office, Westleigh Mews, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, Huddersfield, HD8 8QD, 01484 868402