£38,000 - £42,156 per annum
Contract, 18 months - 2 years fixed term contract, Full-time
Job description

Can you lead the RSPB’s corporate delivery planning process, providing specialist expertise to support the translation of strategy into achievable, prioritised action?

Business Planning Lead Specialist
Reference: JUN20225134
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £38,000.00 - £42,156.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Duration: Fixed Term Contract, 18 months to 2 years
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

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.

As the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, we spend >£100m/year in pursuit of our vision – a world richer in nature. You will be joining a workforce of over 14,000 employees and volunteers dedicated to realising that vision, alongside our many partner organisations. Playing our part in tackling the nature and climate emergency requires us to be even more effective, and better planning has a vital part to play in helping us rise to the challenge.

We are a complex organisation, operating across the four countries of the UK and where we can make a difference overseas. We manage over 200 nature reserves, influence policy and legislation and deliver many research, conservation and people engagement projects.

In summary, we need your expertise and energy to ensure we make the best use of the charitable resources entrusted to us, championing the creation of plans that are ambitious and achievable.  

Key activities will include:

  • Facilitating the planning cycle, culminating in the production of an annual corporate plan which reflects a rolling three-year delivery pipeline.
  • In support of this, identifying and implementing leading edge planning techniques and processes and helping define/develop and embed relevant standards, frameworks and/or policies.
  • Monitoring the internal delivery environment and external developments; effective liaison with other planning and functional specialists to identify opportunities for, and risks to, strategy delivery.
  • Initiating and presenting analysis and findings at senior management and occasionally Trustee level; producing a quarterly progress report against corporate plan for Management Board and Council.
  • Leading development of the business planning specialism: co-ordinating an internal practitioners’ network, helping define the professional skills and capabilities needed for high performance, celebrating successes, and promoting the RSPB’s values and positive behaviours.

What we’re looking for:

  • Knowledge and experience of business planning and strategic change programme delivery in a large organisation with supporting qualifications
  • An awareness of the RSPB’s charitable mission and context for strategy delivery.
  • Proven leadership and facilitation skills, able to form collaborative working relationships with a diverse network of internal stakeholders, navigating uncertainty and politics.
  • Able to communicate a compelling vision and standards for business planning; encouraging others to buy into and support achievement of these and overcome any barriers to progress
  • Business management skills to understand strategy, business functions and decision-making, financial statements and performance metrics; logical and analytical approach
  • Motivated to take responsibility for own personal development.

Closing date: 23:59, Sun, 17th Jul 2022

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 25 July or 26 July

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

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website. 

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

No agencies please.

Posted on: 30 June 2022
Closed date: 17 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 161180_RB
Tags: Management, Operations