Project Manager – England Project Management Team

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  • London
  • Posted 1 month ago

RSPB

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Do you have the passion, skills, flexibility and project management experience to help develop
and deliver a range of projects in the south-east of England?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, skilled and passionate Project Manager. The
successful postholder will sit within the England Project Management team and will work closely
with the Project Development Manager (South), to support the development and delivery of vital
infrastructure projects at RSPB Pulborough Brooks.

In a Project Manager role like this, you might find yourself chairing a project team meeting
one day, visiting the site the next, contacting contractors or suppliers on another day or
writing a consultant’s brief the next. You’ll be part of our mission to inspire and empower
people to help create a world that is richer in nature, where birds and other wildlife are
thriving for the benefit of everyone, so we want somebody with enthusiasm and passion to help
us tackle the joint climate and nature crises.

Key activities will include:

1. Developing and managing one or more projects at any one time

2. Contractor procurement, appointment and management

3. Actively participating in England Project Management team meetings

4. Providing advice and support to colleagues on project management, helping to build overall
project management capability across England

5. Being an advocate for Cora, the RSPB’s new on-line project management system.

What we need from you:

  • Be well organised, flexible and adaptable to take on a diverse workload, with excellent
    communication skills to develop collaborative working relationships across RSPB teams and
    external stakeholders, to motivate and inspire others to get things done.
  • Have excellent project management skills, to develop and manage projects yourself whilst
    supporting colleagues to build project management capability across the organisation be able to
    manage and prioritise competing demands.
  • Be competent at managing project processes to ensure things go smoothly, risks are managed
    and to be solutions-focused to help sort problems if they arise.

Essentials:

  • Proven project/programme management skills to plan and manage programmes and projects,
    manage risks, costs, time and project teams.
  • Ability to influence others, communicate effectively, build collaborative relationships and
    represent the organisation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to solve issues quickly, efficiently and creatively.
  • An ability to advise others on project management methodologies and approach.
  • Great interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with people and to motivate and
    lead others.
  • Ability to solve issues quickly, efficiently and creatively.
  • Logical, methodical, analytical and with a good eye for detail.
  • Impressive time management and organisational skills.
  • Experience of successfully managing budgets.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Competent IT user (full Microsoft office suite of tools)
  • A tangible passion for the planet.

Desirable:

  • Project Management Qualification or appropriate training.
  • Experience of working with external stakeholders such as agencies and contractors.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and working in partnerships to achieve shared
    outcomes.

Further Information

This is a full-time (37.5 hrs/week) 6-month role, with the possibility of an extension.

Given the work is mostly focused at RSPB Pulborough Brooks, we’d like the postholder to be able
to work from the reserve 1-2 days/week. There will be an expectation to periodically meet for
face-to-face meetings.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes.

As part of this application process you will be asked to complete an application form including
evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

We will be holding interviews for this position on Monday 17th June 2024 via Teams. For further
information about the role please contact [email protected].

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974. 

This role is not eligible for UK Sponsorship.

We reserve the right to close this advert at any time.

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