London, Greater London (On-site)
£37,192 - £44,952 per year
Contract, Until 31/3/2023 with the potential to extend subject to funding., Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and organised Project Manager from a nature conservation background to join The Royal Parks’ Help Nature Thrive (HNT) Team.

London’s Royal Parks are recognisable and prestigious green spaces and you will actively contribute to their resilience and perpetuity. If you have the drive and skill to see our project flourish, we want to hear from you!

The Role

We are looking for a Project Manager for our Help Nature Thrive Project (HNT), joining us for a fixed-term contract until 31/3/2023 with the potential to extend subject to funding by the People’s Postcode Lottery.

As Project Manager, you will co-ordinate and lead the delivery of an ambitious project to help us boost biodiversity within the changing climate across London’s eight Royal Parks and other important green spaces.

Specifically, you will manage all aspects of the HNT project, ensuring project plans are drafted, internal and external deadlines met and budgetary planning completed. You will also be involved in reporting to, and engaging with, strategic stakeholders.

Crucially, you will focus on collating evaluation reports, preparing end of year funder documents and ensuring the delivery of all final project elements.

Additionally, you will:

- Manage the delivery and expansion of the community engagement programme
- Oversee the delivery of  HNT marketing and communications
- Seek to increase HNT and TRP standing and collaborations
- Liaise and report to the project funding organisation at agreed-upon intervals

About You

To be considered a Project Manager, you will need:

- Professional experience in the conservation sector
- Experience of reporting and securing ongoing funding
- Experience of developing, delivering, monitoring and evaluating projects across an organisation
- Experience of creating and delivering media opportunities
- Experience of line-managing staff with the ability to train, lead and motivate a team
- Expertise in local community engagement with wildlife conservation tasks
- Awareness of equality and diversity, health and safety, safeguarding
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- A full, valid driving licence
- A degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant field such as Natural Sciences, Conservation or Ecology

Ideally, you will have experience of working with internal and external partners and delivering best practice. It would also be beneficial to hold a relevant professional qualification such as project, community or media management.

Other organisations may call this role Conservation Project Manager, Ecology Project Manager, Project Lead, Project Operations Manager, Project Delivery Manager, or Programme Co-ordinator.

The Benefits

- Salary of £37,192 - £44,952 p.a. depending on experience
- 26 days’ annual leave, pro rata for the duration of the contract, plus public holidays
- Pension scheme
- Healthcare plan

The Company

The Royal Parks (TRP) is a charity created in March 2017. We manage over 5,000 acres of diverse parkland, designated landscapes and nature reserves with rich habitats and diverse wildlife species and  in eight Royal Parks across London. These are: Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James’s Park, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

We also manage other important public spaces including Brompton Cemetery, the Longford River and Victoria Tower Gardens. Our eight Royal Parks and other public spaces are among the most visited attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.

The Royal Parks is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you can make a difference to our Parks’ biodiversity and engage with people, as a Help Nature Thrive Project Manager, please apply via the button shown. 

More about The Royal Parks

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Posted on: 13 May 2022
Closed date: 29 May 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Project Management, Volunteer Management

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