Jobs

Honorary Treasurer

Can you help us look after Pounds and Pennies, as well as Plants?

Plantlife International is the UK’s leading charity working to conserve wild plants and help people enjoy them. We are looking for a new Honorary Treasurer to join our board of trustees to ensure that we make the very best of our financial resources and use every penny we raise to further our cause of wild flower conservation.

Ideally, you’ll be a finance professional (a qualified accountant or similar) with experience in a wide range of financial matters (strategic financial planning, investments budgeting and accounts, risk management and financial controls). Knowledge of charity finance is not essential, but we hope you’ll share our passion for conservation and the environment.

You’ll join a team of twelve trustees with skills in conservation, management, communications and policy. As a trustee you’ll provide strategic direction setting overall policy and monitoring performance, as well as ensuring we comply with charity law and our own governing documents, in addition to your specific role as treasurer. You’ll also work closely with the staff team, especially our Chief Executive and Head of Finance who will look to you for hands-on support, challenge and advice on all matters financial.

If you’d like to know more please get in touch with Marian Spain, Chief Executive, at our Salisbury Office on 01722 342 730, email: marian.spain@plantlife.org.uk, who can also arrange for you to speak to David Hill, Plantlife’s Chair. To apply please send a copy of your CV, together with a short covering letter, outlining why and how you’d like to undertake the role to marian.spain@plantlife.org.uk by 5 February.


Head of Plantlife Scotland

Location: Stirling
Salary: c£30k

Do you want to make a positive difference for wildlife in Scotland? We are looking for an ambitious and influential person to lead Plantlife's wild plant and fungi programme, and staff team, in Scotland. The Head of Plantlife Scotland will be responsible for developing and delivering conservation and outreach projects, and increasing Plantlife’s profile. You will enjoy working with people, have practical conservation experience, and a real commitment to the natural environment.

If you fit the bill, please write explaining why you would like to be considered for this role referring to the person specification and enclose a copy of your CV and the Plantlife application form and the equal opportunities form:

Closing date: 31st January 2018.
Interview date: 6th February 2018 to be held at the Plantlife office in Stirling.


Senior Project Officer, Lake District - Looking After the Small Things

A fantastic opportunity to work with a partnership within the Lakes to help reveal the hidden treasures of Atlantic Oak Woodlands.

Atlantic woodlands in the Lake District are internationally important places for the lichens and bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) within them. These Atlantic woodlands have been subject to a number of past and current threats that are affecting species diversity within them. Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund we are now recruiting for a Senior Project Officer to help us deliver this project which will: increase understanding and awareness of lichens and bryophytes; deliver two learning programmes and see more people with the skills to take part in lichen and bryophyte recording; deliver a programme of citizen science and deliver a land manager training programme.

We are seeking a confident individual prepared to undertake a challenge and to inspire others to meet this challenge. Good understanding of public engagement, together with project management and understanding of woodlands and an enthusiasm for working outdoors are essential.

If you fit the bill, please write explaining why you would like to be considered for this role referring to the person specification and enclose a copy of your CV and the Plantlife application form and the equal opportunities form:

Applications should be returned by jobs@plantlife.org.uk by the 26th of January.

We expect to hold initial interviews on 8th February in Carlisle.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Julia Clements (julia.clements@plantlife.org.uk, 01722 342749). Julia will also be able to arrange an informal discussion with the line manager Felicity Harris.

In order to minimise our administrative costs, applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if they have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date. In such instances we are thankful for your interest in Plantlife International.


Development Executive (part time, 3 days)

Plantlife is looking for a new member of the team to work with existing and new supporters, concentrating on major donors, businesses and events. You will work closely with the Director of Development and other colleagues to increase our income from donations, sponsorship, membership and service provision.

This is an opportunity to help nature conservation, funding Plantlife’s work to reverse declines in native plants and fungi.

We need the skills found in the best fundraisers – an ability to communicate with a wide range of people, attention to detail, good planning, the ability to hit deadlines, enthusiasm and creativity - to get the best results for the UK's wildflowers.

How to apply

If you fit the bill, please download the pack below and complete the Plantlife application form.

If it is easier, you may send us a CV and covering letter, no longer than two pages, but do check that you have covered the questions in the form and please return the equal opportunities questionnaire. Please send details to Julia Clements (jobs@plantlife.org.uk) by Tuesday 19 December 2017.

We expect to hold interviews on Wednesday 10 January 2018 in Salisbury.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Julia Clements (jobs@plantlife.org.uk 01722 342749). Julia will also be able to arrange an informal discussion with the line manager Michael Krause.

In order to minimise our administrative costs, applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if they have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date. In such instances we are thankful for your interest in Plantlife International.


Outreach Development Manager - Dynamic Dunescapes

A fantastic opportunity to work with an influential partnership developing the people engagement activity for a successful Stage 2 Application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

If you fit the bill, please write explaining why you would like to be considered for this role referring to the person specification and enclose a copy of your CV and the Plantlife application form and the equal opportunities form:

Applications should be returned by jobs@plantlife.org.uk by the 17th of January.

We expect to hold initial interviews on 30th January in Salisbury.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Julia Clements (julia.clements@plantlife.org.uk, 01722 342749). Julia will also be able to arrange an informal discussion with the line manager Felicity Harris.

In order to minimise our administrative costs, applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if they have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date. In such instances we are thankful for your interest in Plantlife International.