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Species Project Officer (0.8 FTE)

Science and Environment

Location:  Ambleside or Carlisle
Starting Salary:  £29,605 with incremental progression to £36,024 (pro rata)
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours per Week:  28
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - 12 Months - Ends 31/12/2024
Release Date:  Monday 20 November 2023
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 03 December 2023
Interview Date:  Wednesday 13 December 2023
Reference:  XX109423

Please note: this opportunity is only available to current employees of the University

We are the University of Cumbria, for and from Cumbria and our localities, rooted in serving our communities, with people, place and partnership at our heart. 

Now is a very exciting time to be joining us because we are delivering a new "Towards 2030" strategic plan focused on making the most of our three most valuable assets; People, Place and Partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally. 

The South Cumbria Pine Marten Recovery Project builds on a 4 year feasibility project as part of the Back on Our Map Project (BOOM). It is a collaboration between University of Cumbria, South Cumbria Pine Marten Recovery Group (SCPMRG), Restoring Hardknott Forest Project (RHNF) and University of Leeds focused in the Upper Duddon Valley. Whilst small numbers of pine marten have been seen within the area, the species is functionally extinct.

The post, supported by Landscape Recovery Funds, will continue work leading to a possible future translocation and habitat assessment to plan marten connectivity corridors. The Species Project Officer will be involved in co-ordination and collaboration with project partners, in particular the SCPMRG; deployment of species specialist knowledge; engagement of community stakeholders; reporting and adherence to budgets.

We’re looking for someone with previous experience of conservation and community engagement, the ability to communicate and engage a diverse range of people, and experience of undertaking literature searches and writing reports.

Informal Enquiries: Ian Convery | Professor of Environment and Society |

We offer a comprehensive set of staff benefits which includes a competitive salary, 35 hour working week, 33 days holiday plus bank holidays, hybrid working in line with business need, excellent pension scheme with 8% employer contribution. For more information please click HERE

For more information about the University of Cumbria, click here.

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We encourage applications from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups with particular emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in our University and in comparison, to the sector.

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