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Research & Engagement Manager

SongBird Survival
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Job Title: Research & Engagement Manager

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours with flexible working (0.8 hours will be considered)

Salary: £28-30k

Location: Remote/home working with occasional travel and visits to SBS office in Diss Norfolk.

We are working in partnership with SongBird Survival (SBS), the only UK charity dedicated solely to the welfare of songbirds. Their aim is to improve, protect and preserve the population of song (and other small bird populations) in the UK, for the benefit of the public and for nature in its widest sense. They do this by commissioning targeted independent scientific research into the causes of the catastrophic decline in songbird numbers and to identify what steps are needed to preserve the dawn chorus for future generations. They also educate the public - individuals, educators, other NGO's, policymakers, landowners, farmers and others, about the causes and issues, providing guidance and information to influence positive change.

They are now seeking a Research & Engagement Manager to ensure that SBS's investment in scientific research results in the maximum impact towards achieving their mission, actively educates and encourage audiences to understand the reasons for the decline of songbird populations and to take action to make positive change for songbird conservation. The postholder will also lead on the development of a clear and compelling narrative for their research and engagement activity, which facilitates funding and demonstrates their ambitions and impact as a charity.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

Degree level education in Ecology or an appropriate discipline or equivalent experience.
Knowledge and understanding of how scientific research is commissioned and delivered.
Comprehensive knowledge of songbird and other small bird ecology.
Ability to assimilate and appraise relevant information from scientific literature.
Ability to influence and communicate effectively with both scientific and general audiences and mobilise people to act, ideally in relation to nature and the environment.
Experience of working with social media and PR functions to promote stories via the mass media, blogs, web articles, developing videos and a variety of promotional content, is desired.

We are seeking an individual that adopts a flexible and adaptable approach to work, with enthusiasm for learning and trying new approaches, as well as being able to work alone and as part of a team. A commitment to and enthusiasm for wildlife and environmental issues is essential.

For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Charisma Charity Recruitment.

Applications should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.

Closing date: 11 February 2022, however applications are being reviewed and interviews are being conducted on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment.
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