Prinipal Conservation Scientist, RSPB

Application Deadline: 
10 Dec 2019

Location: Bedfordshire

We are seeking an established conservation scientist to develop a portfolio of applied ecological research in support of the conservation objectives of the RSPB in the UK.

We are looking for an experienced post-doctoral scientist with a track record of designing and delivering research projects, of developing collaborations and of winning external funding. We would particularly welcome applications from scientists having experience in one or more of the following areas: ecology & conservation of ground-nesting birds, managing wildlife-predation conflicts, wetland management, landscape-scale modelling of land use for wildlife & ecosystem services. The role sits within the RSPB's Conservation Science Department, carries line management responsibility and will preferably be based at RSPB HQ in Sandy (other locations will be considered).

If you are keen to apply your scientific skills and knowledge to the conservation of UK wildlife, this could be the perfect job for you.

Salary starting at

£34,643 to £37,529 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range.

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 10 December 2019
Interview date: 16 December 2019

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A3251119 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 130Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
This is the profile the role is matched to within the RSPB pay and reward structure and should be viewed alongside the Job Information Pack.

Job information pack (PDF 234Kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Application details (Word 33Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Will Peach
01767 693259

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