Head of BirdLife International Marine Programme (RSPB)

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 12. August 2020 - 23:45

Head of BirdLIfe International Marine Programme

Reference number: A0230720
Location: Bedfordshire
Seabirds are among the most threatened groups of birds on the planet - almost half of all species are in decline and under threat. RSPB hosts the BirdLife International Marine Programme, with a particular emphasis on stopping albatross declines through implementing practical solutions to reduce bycatch in longline and trawl fisheries and protecting the most important sites for seabirds globally. 
We are looking for a visionary and inspiring marine specialist to head up the Birdlife International Marine Programme, leading the RSPB Global Seas programme, overseeing the Marine Programme Regional Co-ordinators in BirdLife International Partners across the world and co-ordinating the marine policy and scientific work at the BirdLife International Secretariat.
The overall aims of the Marine Programme are to improve the conservation status of the world's seabirds through the adoption of bycatch mitigation measures in longline and trawl fisheries, to identify bycatch mitigation measures in gillnet fisheries; and to delineate and protect marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas 
The successful candidate will have extensive experience of seabirds and marine issues and excellent skills in facilitation and the development and co-ordination of a dispersed team.
You will be willing to travel worldwide to make the case for improved conditions for birds at sea, through working with partners and persuading operators and policy makers to adopt new methods, and also pushing for a high level of uptake of the measures.
You will be joining a motivated and friendly team with an ambition to save seabirds.
Salary: starting at £39,970 to £44,289 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 12 August 2020
Interview date: 8 September 2020
How to apply
Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A0230720 on your application.
Please see the role profile and application details on the RSPB website.
This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.
Who to contact
For questions about this post
Jo Gilbert
Send application details to
Irene Sabiniarz