Deputy Head of Programme (AD1112) UNEP-WCMC

Application Deadline: 
15 Dec 2019

Deputy Head of Programme (AD1112)

CONSERVING LAND AND SEASCAPES | Permanent, full-time, Technical/Professional Management

£42,000 - £50,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 2019-12-15


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UNEP-WCMC are looking for a new Deputy Head of Programme for the Conserving Land and Seascapes team.  An experienced leader and role model, the successful candidate will be able to inspire the confidence of staff, and play a critical backstopping role to the Head of Programme (HoP), including deputising at meetings and events as needed.  They will have an exceptional track record of project development and delivery, with experience of managing a high performing team of experts. The successful candidate will have experience of maintaining a network of partners, and demonstrated success in the development of high quality proposals for a range of clients and funding sources.


The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable to variable demands, including international travel.  They will be a member of the Centre’s Leadership team, ensuring cross-programmatic alignment and delivery of the centre strategy. They will be a problem-solver, able to address challenges as they arise and find creative solutions to them. It is anticipated that the post holder will maintain their specialist expertise, leading and contributing to projects as needed. 

We will provide you with the opportunity of working on high profile conservation projects, where your work really makes a difference to the field of conservation in an area aligned to our strategic aims and broader global initiatives. In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your project development, delivery and people management skills, we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link below by 15th December 2019.

We plan to shortlist prior to the Christmas break with a view to interviews taking place in early 2020.

WCMC attaches great importance to addressing safeguarding and ethical considerations in all activities carried out by its staff, including where partner organisations or individuals are part of the delivery of our work. This includes children and vulnerable adults in the community who may be vulnerable to abuse. WCMC act with integrity, are transparent and expect applicants to share the same values.  

WCMC is a UK charity that promotes for public benefit the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources worldwide. We do this by collecting, storing, processing, analysing, interpreting and sharing data that increase our knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and the conservation of nature. Good data are the foundation of informed decision-making and we work with many partners to help them develop their knowledge and capacity to make good decisions. We collaborate with the United Nations Environment within the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).