The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity conservation organisations in and around Cambridge. The CCI partners together combine and integrate research, education, policy and practice to create innovative solutions for society and to foster conservation learning and leadership.
One of the priority areas of collaboration within CCI's Five Year Plan is to focus on the restoration of ecosystems and landscapes for the benefit of biodiversity. To this end and thanks to the generosity of Arcadia, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, CCI has established the $30 million Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP) for Europe.
The new post of Endangered Landscapes Programme Assistant will co-ordinate the efficient running of the Endangered Landscapes Programme on behalf of the Programme Manager, working with the ELP Programme Manager, CCI Administrators, CCI Collaborations and Communications Manager, CCI partners, staff from the Judge Business School, staff from other University departments and with other organisations, in order to ensure smooth running of the programme.
Educated to degree level standard in a natural science or social subject, you will have prior experience in administering and supporting international projects and programmes involving multiple stakeholders. Experience of overseeing programme and project financial management, reporting, contracting and communications will be beneficial, as well as experience of working in a relevant sector (environment or development) in Europe. The ideal candidate will be highly organised and efficient, with good attention to detail and excellent project management, writing and editing skills. The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines without compromising on quality plus the ability to multi-task and work independently is essential. Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills are also prerequisites of this role. Please be aware that candidates should be willing to travel throughout Europe, including some weekend working as required.
The salary for this role is £26,243-£30,395 per annum.
This is a fixed-term position and the funds for this post are available until 31 December 2023 in the first instance.
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