Programme Manager - Cooperation Across Borders

Closing date: 
5 Apr 2017
Cooperation Across Borders for Biodiversity (CABB) is a €4.78m project that will be delivered across Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the west coast of Scotland.

Cooperation Across Borders for Biodiversity (CABB) is a €4.78m project that will be delivered across Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the west coast of Scotland.  Funding of €4.62m from the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, and match funding from the governments of Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland (RoI) governments, RSPB Scotland and Mines Restoration Limited has brought six partners together to deliver a five year project ending in December 2021. The RSPB NI as Lead Partner will deliver CABB in partnership with BirdWatch Ireland, RSPB Scotland, Northern Ireland Water, Butterfly Conservation and Moors for the Future. 

RSPB NI is seeking a Programme Manager to lead and deliver the programme in NI, Scotland and the RoI until December 2021. You will with the support of the CABB Project Board ensure the partnership delivers a programme of work to enhance the conservation status of 2228ha of active raised bog and blanket bog and produce eight Conservation Action Plans (CAPs) on Natura 2000 (N2K) sites across all three jurisdictions.  Other work delivered through this programme which you will be responsible for will include mapping and habitat restoration for breeding waders and marsh fritillary.

You will be employed by the RSPB Northern Ireland and will be supported by the CABB Project Board and will work to a plan agreed by the Project Board.  CABB staff will be based within the offices of RSPB HQ in Belvoir Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Project management and ‘on-the-ground’ delivery staff will be employed in each country.

If you feel you have the skills and experience necessary for any of these posts and are interested in applying, then please complete and return an application form to Angela Mahon, RSPB NI, Belvoir Park Forest, Belfast, BT8 7QT by Wednesday April 5th 2016. 

Interviews will be held in Belfast’s WoW (Airport Road West) on Wednesday April 12th 2017.