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National Partners in Action Manager

£22000 – 23000 (pro-rated) (£13,200 – £13,800 for 0.6 FTE)

UK, United Kingdom

We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate, with a passion for people, nature and the outdoors to manage our Partner in Action Programme. A Rocha UK has operated a support scheme for Christian land owners (hotels, retreat centres, outdoor education centres) since 2010.  The Partners in Action programme focuses on providing advice, event support, equipment and training for partners wishing to develop their conservation work in a faith context.  Currently we support 8 projects around the UK; from an outdoor centre in Oxford, to a conference centre in Devon and from a youth camp in Gower to an education centre in Dumfries and Galloway. Each project is actively involved in working to increase the abundance of wildlife on their sites and engage more people in a passion for nature. We need to expand our work to provide a truly national coverage and the National Partners in Action Manager will be responsible for managing/supporting existing relationships and helping to find and then develop, new partnerships for the organisation. In addition, the manager will be reporting back to A Rocha on new species that have been recorded, new events and activities that are planned and new churches and community groups that are keen to get involved. Working closely with the Conservation Director, the role is a unique opportunity to help shape and expand A Rocha UK’s work at a time of significant growth. This role is home based, but requires some travel. It is a part-time role - initially three days week with the possibility of increased hours after first year.   Key Responsibilities: Development of new Partners in Action with the Conservation Director through: Active research into new partnership opportunities Visiting prospective new partners Setting up high level discussion between the conservation director and the prospective partner lead Providing input into high level meetings through provision of researched papers and relevant information as appropriate Providing final papers for senior management to make decision on prospective partnership. Establish a regular two-way feedback process between the Partner in Action and A Rocha UK through: The provision of conservation advice and support Liaising with specialist local conservation/ecology team support The maintenance of regular communication between the Partner and A Rocha UK The development of/support of agreed number of mutually beneficial events and activities The development of local Eco Church support to enable activities to succeed Regular feedback to the Conservation Director on any areas of concern from the partner Weekly communication with A Rocha/partner interns Bi-annual visit to each Partner in Action Feedback on events and future dates through engagement team comms meetings Collation and dissemination of data from the Partners in Action through: Partner providing raw data for processing, analysis and reporting Assemblage of partner data into an annual A Rocha UK/ Partners in Action conservation report and a sub section detailing key ARUK/partner events Ensure the partner has contacted the relevant local conservation organisations to supply data Provision of “good news stories” about species and habitats through engagement team comms meetings Review of data each year with PiA and look at possible ways of increasing abundance of selected species with a focus on threatened, declining or vulnerable species. Organisation of an annual Partners in Action gathering and skills development programme through: Selecting and negotiating rates for suitable venues Selecting dates and organising speakers and delegates Providing feedback to A Rocha UK from delegates Ensuring learning needs for PiA teams are adequately catered for Person specification: Essential: Educated to degree level in a conservation/education related subject OR Clear evidence of outdoor management skills (for example eco-education work) Evidence of basic identification skills in 1 or more taxa (for example plants, birds, insects) Evidence of strong understanding of current environmental climate (political, economic) Past evidence of effective peer to peer communication Past evidence of effective peer to senior communication Strong evidence of willingness to listen and learn Computer literate (Excel, word and social media) Christian faith or strongly sympathetic to organisational aims Evidence of excellent written, negotiation and interpersonal skills Desirable: Educated to relevant postgraduate level (diploma or masters) Member of CIEEM or other relevant professional body Experience in interface between conservation and outdoor education Previous event management and development experience Previous public speaking experience with positive feedback A Rocha UK agrees to provide all reasonable training for this role. All insurance costs for this role will be covered by A Rocha UK. To apply, please send an up to date CV, together with a cover letter explaining why you would be suitable for the role.  

A Rocha UK
SectorAdvisor & Consultancy
Job TypePerm
RecruiterThird Party Employer
Job ID46649

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