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UK Marine Projects Manager

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information circa £29-35k per year, depending on experience; plus, generous benefits package.
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 08/09/2020
Company Name Blue Marine Foundation
Contact Name
Email anna@edelweisshr.co.uk
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BLUE is seeking a UK Projects Manager to assist in delivering our existing UK based marine conservation projects – including voluntary fisheries management exemplars and helping to protect and restore magnificent kelp forests – as well as a new ‘Species at Risk’ project.

You will have a passion for the ocean and an awareness of the opportunities to create change. This is an incredible chance to join a highly impactful charity at the cutting edge of marine conservation.

The location of this role is flexible with some days required in our office in Somerset House, London. This position will involve some travel to projects sites within the UK, predominantly the south of England.

Salary: circa £29-35k per year, depending on experience; plus, generous benefits package.

Hours & contract information:

Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week, permanent.

Location: Flexible with some days in central London

Holidays: 5 weeks leave per annum plus bank holidays

Reporting to: Projects Director

Please send your CV and a letter explaining your skills and suitability for the role to:

Anna Gage: anna@edelweisshr.co.uk

If you would like to know more or have any questions, then we’d be happy to help.

The application deadline is 8th September 2020, 23:59.

Interviews: w/c 14th September 2020

All Blue Marine Foundation’s London office-based employees are currently working remotely, and we would expect to continue to offer flexibility as restrictions are lifted.

We are committed to an inclusive workplace, where there is equality of opportunity. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Role & responsibilities

  • Support the delivery of BLUE’s UK marine conservation projects covering inshore fisheries, habitat restoration and community conservation.
  • Engagement via workshops and meetings with coastal communities and the fishing sector.
  • Build strong working relationships with the marine stakeholder community – including the fishing community – government and agencies.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to working groups with partner organisations and coalitions.
  • Assist the Projects Director and other BLUE staff in delivering BLUE’s UK projects and campaigns.
  • Research and gather information relevant to projects and provide summaries of these where appropriate to the project team.
  • Assist with regular reporting to BLUE and funders on progress against deliverables for UK projects.
  • Support the development of funding proposals for government, trusts and foundations as well as private donors.
  • Write reports and proposals for internal and external consumption as and when required.
  • Attend and speak at relevant national and international marine conservation workshops, meetings and conferences when required.
  • Represent BLUE when required at meetings, events and other engagement opportunities.
  • Ensure all databases for UK projects are maintained and up to date.
  • Creation of content such as blog writing and updates for BLUE’s website and other communication platforms.
  • ‘Species at Risk’ project duties:
  • Conduct desk-based reviews to identify potential inshore fisheries at risk around the UK using peer reviewed papers, government and non-government data.
  • Build strong working relationships with the fishing community, government and agencies.
  • Coordinate workshops and meetings with key stakeholders including fishermen.
  • Facilitate workshops and meetings alongside the Senior Projects Manager to be held around the UK coast.
  • Develop management recommendations for identified species at risk.
  • Assist with comms and media to promote project.
  • Engagement with local authorities and Government to secure new management measures.

This list is not exhaustive, and the selected candidate will be required to undertake other relevant tasks. There is the potential for future project and line management. This position will involve some travel within the UK and occasionally internationally.

Skills required

  • Relevant qualification and/or experience of marine science, marine conservation and/or fisheries.
  • Skills in extracting and summarising key issues in scientific and policy papers in a way that makes it easy to understand.
  • Self-motivated and able to work using own initiative.
  • Able to work under pressure, prioritise tasks and meet key deadlines.
  • Able to multi-task and work across multiple documents and platforms.
  • An excellent communicator (written and verbal), with an ability to build relationships.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • A drive and determination to succeed.
  • Excellent team working and inter-personal skills.
  • Competent using Arc GIS.
  • A technical knowledge of marine conservation and/or fisheries management.
  • A command of relevant software, such as MS Office.
  • Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Experience required

  • Previous experience of marine management, fisheries management, marine conservation, environmental management and/or consulting.
  • Relevant experience of working with the fishing industry and/or marine stakeholder engagement.
  • Knowledge of fisheries management concepts, such as stock management, maximum sustainable yield and fishing capacity.
  • Experience of engaging and managing relationships with stakeholders.
  • A good understanding of UK marine regulation.
  • Proven experience and understanding of marine protected area management.
  • A demonstrable ability to deliver elements of marine conservation projects.
  • A demonstrable track record of effecting positive change within the marine environment.

Please send your CV and a letter explaining your skills and suitability for the role along with information on your salary expectations to: Anna Gage: anna@edelweisshr.co.uk.

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