Glasgow, Glasgow City
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City
IV2, Inverness
£48,848 - £54,231 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This post represents an exciting opportunity to lead and support the development of an energetic and highly motivated team responsible for the science underpinning RSPB's work in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Head of Conservation Science, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Reference number: A0420820
Location: Flexible within Scotland
Salary starting at: £48,848 to £54,231 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

There is currently a diverse portfolio of exciting work including seabird census, ecological and tracking studies, studies of individual species of high conservation concern, work to understand the nature conservation impacts of changing land use and management across the uplands and associated High Nature Value farming systems, and long-term studies of ecological responses to landscape-scale restoration work in spectacular landscapes including the Flow Country and the Cairngorms.

As a member of the Conservation Science Leadership Team, Science Portfolio Board and the Scottish Leadership Team, the post holder will have both a strategic input to the scientific work of the RSPB, and the opportunity to bring scientific support and insight to our operational teams.

There will be extensive opportunities to play a wider role as an ambassador for RSPB science in the scientific communities in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the scope and encouragement both to maintain personal scientific activity and to develop new research areas in support of RSPB's strategic priorities. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK, and have a PhD in relevant subject area with commensurate postdoctoral research experience.

Closing date: 18 September 2020
Interview date: 12 October 2020


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website where you can download the role profile and application details.

When you make your application please make sure you include reference number A0420820 on all correspondence.

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.

No agencies please.  

Posted on: 20 August 2020
Closed date: 18 September 2020
Job ref: 156003_RB
Tags: Senior Management, Vocational/Services