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Project Manager - Restoration Forth (Fixed Term Contract)

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Project Manager - Restoration Forth (Fixed Term Contract)




Full time, fixed term - 19 months, hybrid working

Job description:

If you are an experienced project manager who is used to reporting to external funders this is a tremendous opportunity to have real world impact on the future of Scotland and help save the planet.

As the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, we are working to create a future where nature and people can thrive. We are facing a climate and nature emergency in the ocean with the loss of coastal ecosystems and fisheries, with significant knock-on impacts on livelihoods. In Scotland we are working to repair the damage done, and the Restoration Forth programme is a key project in our strategy.

As Project Manager you will help establish a blueprint for community-led marine restoration. The start is to mobilise local people to help restore seagrass beds and native oysters in an area of the Firth of Forth. Overtime we expect to extend the project to the whole region as well as use its undoubted success to inspire marine restoration in other communities around Scotland.

Day-to-day, you will work with a range of local and national partners to deliver a programme of coastal habitat restoration and community engagement. You will head the project steering group and take responsibility for partnership grant management. We will look to you to create project plans, assess risk, monitor progress and control budgets. You will oversee stakeholder engagement too, liaising with colleagues to provide regular updates and high-quality reports to donors. You will also contribute towards the wider WWF Scotland strategy as well as work with our seascape programme team to save critical habitats across the UK. Important will be the ability to develop programme learning that can be used as evidence to underpin our overall advocacy and campaigning.

To join the fight for our planet, you must have successfully delivered projects and programmes to time, budget and quality standards. You will be used to monitoring and evaluating delivery too. You will also possess a good understanding of marine and/or coastal environments. Critically, you will be experienced in bringing together a wide range of stakeholders and creating a culture of collaborative working. A strategic thinker, you will possess strong communication and influencing skills as well as the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

If you are excited by the opportunity of making our world a better place through your work, 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.


Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.

That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.

WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.

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Panda House
Weyside Park, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1XR
United Kingdom
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