Projects Manager (Wales)
35,000 per annum (pro rata)
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Marine Conservation Society
Closing Date:

Projects Manager (Wales)
Home-based (Wales - Llyn & Ynys Môn and Pembrokeshire)

The Organisation

We are the Marine Conservation Society, a UK charity fighting for a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean: one we can all enjoy.

Right now, our ocean is at a tipping point. We’re polluting our waters and destroying precious habitats. We're harming the species that live there. This is reducing the ocean's ability to help fight the climate crisis. While a third of UK seas are protected on paper, less than 1% are well managed. We are determined to change this. Using people-powered action and with science on our side, we defend habitats and species, working with communities, businesses and governments to encourage ocean-based climate action solutions across the UK.

Natur Am Byth (NaB) is Wales’ flagship green recovery project that aims to save species from extinction and reconnect people with nature. Bring together nine environmental charities, this is the country’s largest natural heritage and outreach programme and will inspire people to take action and help a new wave of conservation ambassadors and practitioners to emerge.

We are now looking for a Projects Manager to join us on a part-time, job-share basis, working 21 hours per week, for a fixed-term contract until August 2027.

The Benefits

- Salary of up to £35,000 per annum (pro rata)
- Annual leave starting at 25 days per year (pro rata), plus Bank Holidays (we also close between Christmas and New Year as extra time off)
- 6% employer contributions to our stakeholder pension scheme
- Sick pay at full-pay for 8 weeks, then 8 weeks at half-pay (after probation ends)
- Great work life balance through flexible and in many cases, remote working
- Support for your health and wellbeing with a programme of activities plus an employee assistance programme for you and the people who live with you

This is an incredible opportunity for a project manager with knowledge of marine issues to make a real difference to our oceans as part of our groundbreaking organisation.

You will discover an exciting project operating on a national scale where your work will make a real difference for conservation and celebration of our oceans! Working with other organisations at the forefront of Welsh conservation will give you the chance to further your professional network, develop your skills and drive your career to the next level.

We’ve got a clear vision and culture at MCS: we are brave, we have integrity, we are a community, we are credible, we are positive and we are solutions-focused. If these values resonate with you, then you can help us to protect our ocean and all that depend on it; the wildlife, the people and, now, our planet.

The Role

As a Projects Manager, you will support and deliver the Welsh Marine Treasures Engaged Communities projects in Llyn & Ynys Môn and Pembrokeshire.

Generating engagement and support, you will mobilise diverse communities, enabling them to benefit from, and care for, the wildlife that is just beyond the tideline.

You will co-ordinate activities that bring people together to protect the ocean and its wildlife, alongside celebrating the unique culture and beauty of Wales.

Additionally, you will:

- Strategically plan, manage and deliver Wales-based engaged community projects
- Build relationships and identify funding and collaborative projects
- Join the Marine Conservation Society & Wales-based community engagement projects to widen our reach and recognition across the country

About You

To be considered as a Projects Manager, you will need:

- Demonstrable experience of project management
- The ability to address groups in information or training sessions, both in-person and online
- The knowledge and ability to explain marine issues and concepts to a variety of audiences
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Strong organisational skills

The closing date for applications is 28th July 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Marine Project Manager, Conservation Project Manager, Programme Co-ordinator, Project Development Manager, or Project Lead.

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