Programme Assistant, Endangered Landscapes Programme

Posted: 16th May 2018

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity conservation organisations in and around Cambridge. The CCI partners together combine and integrate research, education, policy and practice to create innovative solutions for society and to foster conservation learning and leadership.

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 is creating a new $30 million Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP) for Europe.

The primary role of the Programme Assistant will be to provide support to the programme to ensure that it is well-managed, administrated efficiently, and communicated effectively. You will also take a lead on management and development of the programme’s publicity and communications, including maintenance and updating of the programme website and its social media accounts (twitter); production of newsletters and blogs; publicising of events and activities; and dissemination of information using appropriate media.

With a degree in a related subject (natural or social science), you will have experience in administering and supporting international projects and programmes involving multiple stakeholders, including overseeing programme and project financial management, reporting, contracting and communications.

This is a temporary role, until December 31st 2018 in the first instance. It is a full-time position working 36.5 hours per week, at £13.49/hour, although flexible working can be considered for the right candidate.

Please apply in writing to, enclosing a CV and cover letter. Deadline for applications 31st May 2018. A role profile is available for download HERE.

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