Seaweed Project Manager

Woking, Surrey
Closing date
14 Aug 2021

Job Details

Seaweed Project Manager

2 year Fixed Term Contract


Woking, Surrey

If you are an experienced project manager with a recognised qualification this is a tremendous opportunity to use your expertise, as a member of the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, and help save our world.

At WWF UK we are working to deliver a food system – terrestrial and aquatic – that enables all people to have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food whilst maintaining environmental integrity and conserving WWF priority places and regions. To achieve this vital and ambitious mission it is essential that we deliver all our work, and particularly our projects, as effectively as possible. This is where your project management skills are needed.

As Seaweed Project Manager, you will administer our Seaweed Solutions project developing seaweed farming in the UK to sequester carbon and nutrients, improve biodiversity and provide products for use in food, feeds and bioplastics. This will include taking responsibility for the roll out of pilot projects to assess the feasibility and benefits of seaweed farming and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (ITMA). You will closely monitor schedules, milestones and deliverables. You will also oversee other projects that look to help establish the social license for seaweed farming in the UK. You will help develop and organise associated comms and advocacy work too as well as coordinate with our Scottish and Welsh offices in the setup of seaweed and IMTA projects. Importantly, you will identify new funding opportunities for our seaweed work, draft funding proposals and bids and ensure proper procurement processes are followed.

You must have an extensive background in project management and experience of strategic planning and project development. This will have given you a good understanding of Project Management principles and practices either through work experience or a . recognised qualification, such as PRINCE2 or APM PMQ is desirable . Skilled at coordinating work with multiple stakeholders, you will be effective at prioritising and executing projects effectively. This will include experience of reviewing and monitoring project plans.

In addition, you will possess excellent communication, problem solving and influencing skills. Able to work on your own initiative, you will be comfortable partnering and supporting a number of WWF marine scientists within a matrix management structure. Knowledge of UK marine policy, key stakeholders and marine social science techniques and governance would be an advantage. 

If you have the project management expertise to help increase the number of seaweed licenses significantly by 2023, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you.  Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose.  We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.

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