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Job with BirdLife Marine Programme

Ben Lascelles, June 21, 2016

An exciting new post has arisen in the BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL Marine Programme

Senior Marine Science Officer • Location: Cambridge, UK • Full time: 35 hours per week • Contract: Open-ended • Salary: circa £32,000 - £37,000 pro rata per annum plus competitive 12% pension benefit • Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

We are looking for someone to coordinate and develop the scientific work underpinning BirdLife’s Marine Programme, including in particular developing methodologies and producing guidelines for the identification, monitoring and conservation of marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and marine Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs). They will oversee the provision of scientific support to BirdLife Partners engaged in this work, and coordinate scientific support to advocacy of marine IBAs and KBAs as candidate marine protected areas and targets for conservation action.

The ideal candidate will have • Several years’ experience working in seabird/marine conservation • Skills in critically assessing and synthesising information and writing accurately and concisely. • Familiarity with GIS, analysis of satellite tracking data and other relevant analytical techniques. • Fundraising and project/budget management experience

A detailed job description can be found at

Closing date: Sunday 10 July 2016

Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, whether they need a work permit to be employed in the UK, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to:

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held Wednesday 13 July 2016.