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Job Title: Project Officer
Job Category: Business Planning, Communications, Public Engagement
The Frozen Ark Project
The Frozen Ark Project seeks an outstanding individual for the exciting new position of Project Officer to assist with Resilient Heritage Lottery funded development of a UK National Archive for DNA and tissues of endangered and threatened species. The post holder will play a pivotal role within the project and will work in close partnership with the Frozen Ark Interim Director and the Frozen Ark team, reporting back to the board of Trustees in addition to liaising with a wide range of external organisations.
The Frozen Ark is a registered charity based at the University of Nottingham, whose mission is to safeguard the genetic material of animal species facing extinction for the benefit of conservation and for future generations, by providing infrastructure, expertise, partnership and coordination for endangered animal biobanking.
The main focus of the role, with the assistance of external consultants, is in the development of business plans to provide strategic direction and clarity for the organisation and its partners and to establish and implement communications and engagement plans to significantly enhance the way the Frozen Ark presents itself to, and is perceived by the public, partner organisations, stakeholders, funders and the academic community by identifying public engagement strategies and building and developing a visual identity and key messages which are vital to the continued functioning of the charity, and to help the project reach its proposed targets. The role will also involve carrying out a skills audit to harness existing skills within the organisation. The post holder will also be responsible for developing activity plans and setting up and managing evaluation processes. Applicants should have demonstrable track record in communications and public engagement, business planning and training and development of staff but also good writing, communication and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will also be passionate about the project and its goals, must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with other team members, and eager to investigate and propose new strategies for communicating and engaging with partners and audiences. Applicants can be required to travel as part of the role. The position will be based at the University of Nottingham.
This post is part-time (75% FTE = 21 hours a week), available immediately and fixed term for 18 months. The total salary (over 18 months) is £25,480
Date post advertised: 10/12/2018
Closing date: 9/01/2019
Interview Date: To be arranged
Start Date: Early February
The Frozen Ark Project reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
The Frozen Ark Project is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.
Please see below for the full job description and person specification.
To develop and deliver business plans and a communications and engagement strategy for The Frozen Ark Project
Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications and Education