Project Manager role for BEaStly Business

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The post of Beastly Business Project Manager arises from the award of £859,000 grant from the ESRC to Professor Rosaleen Duffy and Professor Charlotte Burns in the Department of Politics and International Relations. The grant is for a major research project on the illegal trade in European bears, eels and songbirds, which starts in March 2021 and is expected to run until February 2023.

The main objective of this research project is to analyse and explain the drivers of the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) in European species, to shape and transform policies tackling this major threat to biodiversity. IWT is a policy priority for global institutions, donors and NGOs. However, illegal trade in European species have been overlooked even though Europe is an important site of production, consumption, and transit. This project directly addresses this gap in knowledge using approaches from political ecology and green criminology.

You will be an essential member of the Beastly Business team, providing comprehensive management support for this project, including: assisting the Professors Duffy and Burns with strategic project planning; managing project finances and expenditure processing; organising project meetings and seminars, notably assisting with the organisation of knowledge exchange workshops and public events in the UK and overseas; providing travel and logistical support to team members conducting fieldwork; disseminating research and impact activities; report writing; maintaining the project website and social media accounts; and overseeing interview data collection protocols and storage.

Closing date is 22 April 2021

More information and the online application for post reference UOS028128 is here 

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Interviews will be held online on a date tbc