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Gough Island Restoration Programme Job Advert

Advert and photo from RSPB's Laura Beasley

Do you want to use your skills to transform the future of one of the most important seabird islands on Earth?
The RSPB is seeking an experienced Programme Manager
for the RSPB's Gough Island Restoration Programme.

A pair of Tristan albatross displaying as part of their breeding ritual on Gough Island.
Photo - J. Cleeland

Gough Island, part of the UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha, is a World Heritage Site, and one of the most important seabird islands in the world, with 22 breeding seabird species. The major threat to its biodiversity is the presence of introduced house mice that are preying on the chicks and eggs of endangered species including the Critically Endangered Tristan albatross and Gough bunting. All of Gough's seabirds, and especially those breeding in the winter, are vulnerable to mouse predation, and low breeding success means that most breeding seabird populations are declining, which has a negative impact on the site's importance and value.

Working in partnership with the Tristan da Cunha Island Council, Birdlife South Africa, Island Conservation, and the Department of Environmental Affairs in South Africa, the RSPB is now planning for the implementation of a mouse eradication operation in the Southern Hemisphere winter of 2020.

Male Tristans Albatross departing Gough Island after feeding his chick.
Photo - J. Cleeland

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a person experienced in the management of large-scale, complex projects. The Programme Manager will work closely with others in the team to ensure work across the many strands of this complex project stays on track. This will involve managing and developing partnerships with our many stakeholders, from the remote community on Tristan da Cunha, to key organisations and individuals in South Africa and the UK. He/she will build on the planning work already carried out and will work with suppliers and operators from New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the USA as well as our partners on Tristan da Cunha. He/she will implement and refine the Gough Island Programme Plan, in agreement with the programme team.

About you

You will be a confident and natural leader, with a passion for island restoration projects. You will have been involved with work in remote locations, with small teams and under pressure. You will know how to get the best out of a team in a challenging and pressurised working environment. Ideally, you will have previous experience in the management of complex environmental projects involving international working.

Closing date: 14th December 2018

Role profile, application pack and contact details are available via the RSPB website:

Social Worker Vacancy

From Administrator Sean Burns

Tristan da Cunha from Inaccessible Island - Photo: Peter Ryan

Social Worker Vacancy

This is a unique opportunity to work on the world’s remotest inhabited island of Tristan da Cunha.

Tristan da Cunha, One of United Kingdom’s Overseas Territories has a very small population of 260 people and we are looking for someone to work within the community to provide a comprehensive social work service. The post, which is available from January 2019, is a two year contract with paid leave (and return fare/flights to the UK) after 12 months. The package also includes housing and health cover.

Scope of Work

As the only social worker on Tristan da Cunha, the post holder will be required to work independently using their own initiative. The work of the post holder will be guided by the changing needs of the population of Tristan. A flexible approach is essential.

The principal duties are:

  1. To take an active community role in promoting the physical and mental wellbeing of children and adults, working alongside health, education, police and with the island community;
  2. To provide training on safeguarding issues to those working with children and vulnerable adults on the island;
  3. To raise awareness of social issues that impact on the wellbeing of children and adults and participate in planned activities to address these;

For further details about the job and package, please contact:

Closing date for applications: 15th December 2018.

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Past Job Vacancies

Previous advertisements

Advertisements have appeared for the posts of:

  • Chief Financial Accountant,
  • Commercial Officer,
  • Tristan da Cunha Government UK Representative,
  • Assistant to the Tristan Government UK Representative,
  • Manager of Tristan House in Cape Town,
  • Education Adviser,
  • Senior Teacher/Teacher Trainer,
  • Director of Public Works Department,
  • Director of Medical Services
  • Priest

We have also advertised RSPB jobs for various posts in conservation.

Other job adverts have included Executive Director of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association