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Estuary & Wetlands Conservation Programme Administrator (1 Year Fixed-Term Contract)

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information £28,437 p.a. (Inclusive of London Weighting)
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 21/11/2021
Company Name Zoological Society of London
Contact Name Human Resources
Telephone 02077223333
Email hr@zsl.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Zoological Society of London, a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned center of excellent for conservation science and applied conservation, working in over 50 countries around the world
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We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, we guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife.

Role Profile

ZSL is looking to hire an Estuary & Wetlands Conservation Programme Administrator to provide administrative support to the team to enable it to contribute to achieving ZSL 200 goals and the delivery of the ZSL Conservation Plan. The successful candidate will assist with financial administration of projects including proposal preparation, donor agreements and reporting, upkeep of ZSL Project Database, tracking of programme income and expenditure, and supporting recruitment and team events.   

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaison with the C&P Operations team and ZSL Finance to ensure that project accounts are logged correctly..
  • Support project manager(s) in tracking project activities and expenditure to ensure that deliverables are achieved according to the grant contract, work-plan and budget.
  • Organise programme meetings and workshops, preparing materials and taking and producing minutes/reports.
  • Support fieldwork logistics including vehicle bookings, boat licencing, vehicle maintenance and safety checks.
  • Working with project manager(s), ensuring that monthly reports are prepared and submitted, and that project information on the ZSL Projects Database and ZSL website are kept up to date.
  • Support project managers in the production of promotional materials and fundraising proposals for the project(s) as needed.

The role is a full-time role but we are happy to consider applicants who wish to work more flexibly so please state if this is your preference in your covering letter.  

Person Specification

  • Experience of working in UK or international charities where income is primarily grant based. 
  • Strong financial literacy demonstrated through experience in budget management and reporting.
  • An understanding of project management processes is desirable
  • Well-developed skills in using MS office packages, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  A strong competency in Excel is essential.
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, both face to face and in writing.
  • An enjoyment of working in a team with a shared purpose.  
  • A passion for the natural world and its conservation. 

To Apply

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button on the ZSL website.  If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 21st November 2021

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