Project Manager – species restoration & reintroduction

Are you an experienced project manager? 

Do you have a strong academic background in the biological sciences and/or extensive experience of project management of complex conservation projects? 

Do you want to lead a species restoration and reintroduction project in South Cumbria – with multiple Sites of Special Scientific Interest, adjacent to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lake District National Park, now with UNESCO World Heritage Status?  

Join the ’Back On Our Map’ (BOOM) Project team as Project Manager/Senior Project Officer.

Led by the University of Cumbria with the Morecambe Bay Partnership, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Natural England and Forestry Commission as partners, this project has secured funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. You will have responsibility for management of the project team, oversight of 12 species re-introductions, community engagement, marketing and promotions: helping to shape and influence the future of this vital and diverse landscape.

The University of Cumbria  

The multi-award winning University of Cumbria is a wonderful blend of old and new, founded on a rich educational history with institutions dating back more than 150 years.

Now is a very exciting time to be joining us because we are delivering a new strategic plan focused on making the most of our three most valuable assets; People, Place and Partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally.

The Department or Service: Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies 

Back On Our Map is located in the department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies, one of seven academic departments within the University. The academic portfolio is expanding in response to growing student numbers and employer needs. Engineering and science are specific growth areas and the University has invested in facilities and resources to enable the Department to develop new programmes in collaboration with our academic partners.

Informal enquiries: Rachel Lowthian, Enterprise Operations Manager, or 07718 191151

For more information about the University of Cumbria including the comprehensive staff benefits please visit

Please note that we are also recruiting x3 Species Restoration/Community Heritage Officers for the team.

How to Apply

Should you be interested in this position please apply online for the Project Manager/Senior Project Officer role here via the University of Cumbria job pages

Information on the x3 Species Restoration/Community Heritage Officers can be found here

Closing Date: 23.59 on Wednesday 26 June 2019

Interviews: Thursday 04 July 2019

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Key Information


£33,199 to £37,345


University of Cumbria


Fixed Term


Full Time


Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate


Biodiversity, Biology, Climate Change, Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Sustainability


Ambleside, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

26th June 2019 at 11:00pm

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