Nature After Minerals Project Officer , RSPB, Sandy, Beds.

Application Deadline: 
4 Oct 2019


 Nature After Minerals Project Officer 

Do you want to work with stakeholders across the minerals industry to deliver real benefits for nature conservation, biodiversity, people and the planet? We are looking for someone with applied ecological knowledge and project management skills to join the Nature After Minerals team, based at the RSPB. Part time role with a family-friendly employer; willing to discuss location with the successful applicant. 

The Nature After Minerals (NAM) Programme has been delivered by the RSPB, in partnership with Natural England and with the support of the Mineral Products Association and British Aggregates Association, for over a decade. NAM works with the minerals industry, planners and other stakeholders to deliver and promote the biodiversity-led restoration of mineral extraction sites, securing benefits for wildlife and people, and maximising the opportunities for priority habitat creation on these sites. We work strategically, at a landscape scale, to deliver restoration plans which are bigger, better and more joined up, and with partners from across industry, the statutory sector (NDPBs & councils) and other eNGOs.

We are looking for someone with applied ecological knowledge and project management skills to join the team, to work with the non-energy minerals sector to deliver opportunities for nature in restoration plans and implementation. The postholder will develop site-specific biodiversity action plans, produce case studies of good practice and deliver training courses. This will involve site assessments and liaising with a range of stakeholders at different quarry sites, as well as desk-based work.

Other activities may include site based casework, minerals planning advice and representing NAM at conferences and events. The NAM team sit within the RSPB's Sector Advice team, who work with businesses and land owners to create habitats, conserve rare species and to provide a better environment in which to live.