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Programme Administrator (Fixed Term)

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique partnership between leaders in biodiversity conservation research, education, policy and practice from six founding University Departments (Zoology, Plant Sciences, Geography, Land Economy, Cambridge Judge Business School and Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and nine internationally renowned Cambridge-based conservation organisations (BirdLife International, British Trust for Ornithology, Cambridge Conservation Forum, Fauna & Flora International, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, RSPB, Traffic International, Tropical Biological Association and the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre). CCI aims to transform international biodiversity conservation by catalysing strategic partnerships between leaders in research, education, policy and practice.

One of the priority areas of collaboration within CCI's Five Year Plan is to focus on the restoration of ecosystems and landscapes for the benefit of biodiversity. To this end and thanks to the generosity of Arcadia, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, CCI has created the Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP). This programme manages a series of large-scale multi-million-pound landscape restoration projects that combine research, practice and policy change across Europe. The ELP is a major and new expansion of CCI's ability to deliver its collaborative international agenda to understand and conserve biodiversity.

The Endangered Landscapes Programme Administrator will support the efficient and smooth running of the Endangered Landscapes Programme, working closely with the Programme Director and Programme Manager. They will be responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support to the ELP and its committees, ensuring accurate programme records are kept and successfully managing the portfolio of grants and contracts. The Programme Administrator will act as first point of contact for the ELP and must maintain successful working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. The role holder will also be responsible for the financial administration of the programme, as well as supporting the arrangement of various events hosted by the ELP.

Educated to HND/ HNC level, level 4/ 5 vocational qualification (or an equivalent level of practical experience), you should have experience of administering and supporting projects involving multiple stakeholders. You should have significant experience of organising and administering financial systems/budgets, as well as a good working knowledge of various office technologies and software. To be successful in this role you must be personable and engaging and have excellent communication skills. You will need to be well organised, with the ability to adapt quickly and work well under pressure without compromising on quality. Having an active interest in the environment and conservation would be an advantage.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 22 February 2021.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2027 in the first instance.

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