We are seeking to appoint a Support Specialist, initially on a 12-month contract, to provide
project support for the roll-out and embedding of the RSPB’s Land and Property Risk Management
As the successful applicant you will join the project team commissioned by the RSPB’s Land
Management Risk Group (LMRG), to support the roll-out of the RSPB’s computer-based land and
property Risk Register, its associated guidance documents, policies and codes of practice. You
will also support the development and delivery of the required training programme for system
users across the UK, e.g. nature reserve managers, rural surveyors, building surveyors and
The RSPB manages 220 nature reserves covering 159,000 hectares. The management of our land,
property and our wider landscape conservation work carries with it a number of risks and the
need for compliance with a wide range of legal, contractual, financial and policy
The land and property risk management system and Risk Register is essential to ensure the
continued delivery of high standards of risk mitigation and compliance across our nature
reserves and land management activities throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and
Scotland. This role has two main elements – to support both the initial risk register roll-out
and then on-going land and property risk management. For more detail on key deliverables and
outputs of the role, please see the supporting information on our website.
Essential skills, knowledge and experience:
- An ability to work across reserves, operational areas and country teams to build awareness of
land management risk processes, ensure consistency of approach and embed best practice within
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range
of users, their managers, specialists and leadership teams.
- Knowledge and experience of using risk management systems.
- Experience, awareness or understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks for land and
property management and the associated organisational risks.
- Experience of land management work within the conservation and environmental sector or other
- Experience of Project Management and influencing others by working with stakeholder groups at
- Previous experience in giving presentations and delivering user training courses.
- Familiarity with the use of Microsoft 365 and Microsoft PowerApps.
- Ability to translate technical information into operational practice and have a pragmatic
approach to solving issues and problems.
- Ability to travel occasionally across the UK.
This is a Fixed-Term role for 12 months working 37.5 hours per week however part-time working
will be considered. The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without
further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.
We are looking to conduct interviews on-line for this position on Friday 8th December 2023, or
shortly thereafter. For further information please contact [email protected]
As part of this application process you will be asked to submit a CV and complete an
application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience
If you wish to provide a cover letter with your application, please include this at the end of
your CV document upload.
The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974.
We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels
supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world
richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of
colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate,
sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled,
we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any
additional support you may need to complete your application.
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