Grade UE08: £45,585 – £54,395 per year (A revised salary range of £48,350 to £59,421 is anticipated to take effect in Spring 2024).
Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Full-time, 35 hours each week.
The University of Edinburgh wants to have a beneficial social influence. This implies we want to improve people’s lives while also protecting the earth. Our commitments include being a zero-carbon, zero-waste university; promoting, preserving, and upholding human rights; and critically engaging with and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Senior Biodiversity Manager is in charge of delivering a holistic approach to biodiversity throughout all of our operations, as well as supporting biodiversity work within the University’s learning and teaching, research, and commercialisation departments. Biodiversity impacts within our activities include, for example, those originating from our investments, supply chain, five physical campuses, and the surrounding city region.
Much of the impact of this post will be delivered through other University operations and local connections, therefore the ability to influence through strong internal and external senior relationships and collaborations will be critical for success. The position will involve line management responsibilities for a small team. There will also be student and staff placements, external consultancies, and partnership initiatives to oversee, such as with the City of Edinburgh Council.
Your Skills and Attributes for Success:
- Degree in biodiversity, ecology, or a related field, as well as demonstrated leadership experience in managing biodiversity programmes with a track record of success.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a track record of successfully influencing change through long-term senior connections.
- Demonstrates the capacity to create, articulate, and present compelling business cases for biodiversity projects in order to convince decision makers.
- Excellent project management abilities, including the ability to prioritise, plan and achieve deadlines, manage budgets, and lead cross-functional teams.
- Excellent understanding of local and international biodiversity challenges, conservation practices, and ecological concepts.
- Positive leader and role model with extensive line management expertise.
As a respected part of our team, you should expect:
- A competitive pay.
- A stimulating, cheerful, creative, demanding, and gratifying environment to work.
- To be a member of a diverse and thriving worldwide community.
- Comprehensive employee perks include a significant vacation allowance, a defined benefit pension scheme, employee discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work arrangements. Visit our staff benefits page (opens in a new tab) for a comprehensive list, and use our incentive calculator to estimate your total income and perks.
Championing equality, diversity, and inclusion.
The University of Edinburgh has received a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of its efforts to improve gender equality in higher education. We are Race Equality Charter members, as well as Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, and we actively promote LGBT equality.
You will be needed to provide documentation of your right to work in the UK before beginning any employment with the university. For more information, visit our right to work sites (opens in new tab).
The University can sponsor the employment of international workers in this position. If successful, an overseas candidate seeking sponsorship to work in the UK must meet the UK Home Office’s English Language criteria and apply for and obtain a Skilled Worker Visa.
Important dates to note
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 1, 2024.
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Interviews will be conducted in late March 2024.