Job Advertisment - Deadline Monday 16th October 2017

An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland - is seeking to recruit a Natural Environment Officer for a 12 month contract period, subject to renewal, and based in our headquarters in Dublin 8.

Applications (comprised of a CV with a covering letter of application) should be sent to [email protected] by 17:30 on Monday 16th. October 2017

The Natural Environment Officer will be responsible for An Taisce’s nature conservation activities, including biodiversity policy and advocacy; water quality and catchment management; land use management and planning (including forestry, agriculture and aquaculture); climate change and biodiversity crossover; and legal and policy measures for environmental conservation and management.

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated professional with a good working knowledge of environmental issues in Ireland and experience working in conservation, policy and advocacy.
They will have:

  • qualifications in an environmental science, ecology or similar related discipline
  • professional experience in ecology and conservation
  • an understanding of environmental policy and law
  • strong communication skills
  • a track record of successfully developing and delivering funding applications & project proposals
  • experience of project management
  • ability to work as part of a dynamic team in An Taisce and the wider NGO community
  • knowledge or experience of the ENGO sector

The main duties of the Natural Environment Officer include:

  • Being a strong advocate for nature conservation in Ireland and the EU
  • Monitoring and reporting on the implementation of relevant policy and legal instruments
  • Ensuring integration of biodiversity considerations into various sectoral policies and practices including forestry, agriculture, fisheries management, energy, peat extraction, flood management, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies
  • Compiling casework to demonstrate shortfalls in management of the natural environment and liaising with state agencies and departments to develop approaches to remedying these
  • Working in accordance with the strategic objectives set out by An Taisce Natural Environment Committee
  • Creating work plans for interns of the Natural Environment Office, and management of same
  • Feeding in to international, national and local policy development
  • Representing An Taisce and the wider NGO sector on various platforms and groups
  • Collaborative working with other NGOS to develop combined approaches to issues of common concern
  • Some involvement in the conservation management of An Taisce properties and reserves
  • Liaising with a range of stakeholders to implement solutions and advance nature conservation objectives

The role of the Natural Environment Office also includes fulfilling a number of the statutory consultation roles of An Taisce on various referrals such as afforestation licensing, aquaculture licensing, IPC/IED licences from the EPA, and dumping at sea permits.

Deadline for applications is 17:30 on Monday 16th October 2017 with a view to interviewing week beginning 23rd. October 2017. Please apply by sending a CV with a covering letter of application to [email protected]. Please include ‘Natural Environment Officer’ in the subject line. The job will be based in Tailors' Hall, Back Lane, Dublin 8. Salary will be dependent on skills and experience.