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Biosphere Officer

by admin - June 28th, 2022.
Filed under: Botany, Communications, Conservation, Contract, Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Flexibility, Full-time, Geology, Planning, Zoology.

Employer: South Kerry Development Partnership CLG
Location: Beaufort Village, Co. Kerry
Job Type: Full-time
Duration: 5 years & may be extended
Salary: Not disclosed
Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday 13th July 2022 

The SKDP Biosphere officer will play a key role in working with a variety of stakeholders to promote and support the implementation of the goals & objectives of the Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in line with the guidelines set by the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme. Key responsibilities will include managing all communication channels for the Kerry Biosphere including website, email and social media, creating a cohesive plan for delivery of public engagement & research events, devising & managing local biodiversity projects in the Biosphere Reserve Area, coordinating and implementing programmes for environmental education and biodiversity awareness, working with a diverse group of stakeholders and interest groups to promote the UNESCO biosphere objectives, investigating and exploring potential sources of funding to support the Biosphere Reserve.

Applicants must:

  • Hold a recognised degree, level 8 or postgraduate qualification level 9, in the National Framework of Qualifications, in a subject relevant to Environmental Management, e.g. environmental science, ecology, earth/natural sciences, zoology, botany, wildlife biology, natural resources management, planning


  • Hold a recognised degree, level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications, in a subject relevant to Project Management, Community Development, Science Communications or Communications

And ideally have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a role relating to environmental management/Environmental communication,
  • Satisfactory experience of project management processes including managing public engagement,
  • Good knowledge of semi-natural habitats associated with the Biosphere Reserve area, as well as an understanding of the conservation requirements for the habitats/species present and the concept of ecosystem services

The position is full time (37.5 hours per week) and will be based at the SKDP Offices, the Old Barracks, Beaufort Village, Co. Kerry with the possibility of hybrid working arrangements. The contract period will run for 5 years from August 2022 to August 2027 with the possibility of renewal thereafter subject to continuing funding.

Full particulars of the position are available from South Kerry Development Partnership CLG, West Main Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. A copy of the job description is available to download here.


Contact Marie Garvey
Telephone 066 9472724, Fax 066 9472725,

Please forward a full CV and letter of application to: Noel Spillane, Chief Executive Officer, South Kerry Development Partnership CLG, West Main Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry not later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday 13th July 2022.

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acknowledges the assistance of Kerry County Council and the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) in supporting this post.

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