We are an environmental charity based in Scotland. Our mission is to achieve pragmatic and proportionate solutions to discrete environmental issues using best available science working in collaboration with the public, industry and government.
Fidra fulfils its mission through several projects that seek to address environmental threats from pollution and habitat degradation. We are recruiting a Projects Officer to assist with our work, particularly on plastics and chemical pollution and on supporting biodiversity.
Current projects relevant to the role include:
Other Fidra projects include:
In addition, Fidra works collaboratively with a range of partners across national and international NGOs and industry, and supports microplastics work at Fauna & Flora International.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated and effective organisation to support the delivery of the projects. You will have a science degree and experience of project work within an NGO, government or equivalent, working directly with various stakeholders. You will have strong administrative, organisational and time management skills. With excellent inter-personal and communication skills, you will be a self-motivated team player, but be able to work independently. You will have a proven ability to research technical issues and produce well-structured reports evidenced by a postgraduate qualification or through work experience. You must be eligible to work legally in the UK.
Responsible to: Project Manager
Purpose: The Projects Officer is responsible for ensuring effective delivery of Fidra’s projects and supporting the development of a broader programme of work.
Key Objectives: To support the Projects Managers to deliver project outcomes efficiently and effectively.
The role will encompass:
Applications, consisting of a short covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role and your motivations for applying, a full CV, and contact details for two referees (who will not be approached without your permission), should be submitted via email to: Dr. Clare Cavers, Senior Projects Manager: email@example.com, copying in firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate in your covering letter where you saw this position advertised.
The closing date for applications is the 14th January 2021
Candidates selected for interview will be invited by the 26th January 2021
First round of interviews will be held using a virtual platform during the week commencing 1st February 2021
Candidates invited to the second round of interviews will be notified by 8th February 2021 (and interviews likely held during that week).
As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to equality of opportunity in recruitment and will not discriminate on grounds of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, religion or belief, or marriage or civil partnership.
Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.