Ecological Project Manager – AD2283NB

The Ecological Project Manager post will lead on the delivery of a Biodiversity Challenge Fund project - Creating Urban Meadows for Pollinators’ in and around St Andrews. The project will create a network of species rich grassland and woodland areas along a green corridor running from St Andrews to Guardbridge, Fife. This transformation of large areas of parks, open spaces and shared paths will be accompanied with community engagement and practical conservation volunteering opportunities to ensure the communities using these spaces are connected to the space and understand the value and process for maintaining these habitats.  

Working in Partnership with the St Andrews Botanic Garden, Fife Council and the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, the project will aim to utilise the current momentum in Fife for changing grassland to create over 8 hectares of species rich meadow, 2500m of hedging and 0.7ha of woodland. It will aim to demonstrate best practice in managing amenity grassland for biodiversity for Fife creating pollinator rich grassland sites from “improved grassland” and communicating with the public to ensure their buy-in.   

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Alistair Macleod, email:, Tel: 01334 464000.  

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional services posts at the University.    

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through accreditation (Athena SWAN; Carer Positive; Stonewall, LGBT and Race Charters), as listed on:  

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Further information can be found at

Closing Date:  3 May 2021                 Interview Date: 18 May 2021 (AM)     

Please quote ref: AD2283NB

Further Particulars: AD2283NB FPs.doc     

Salary: £27,511 per annum pro rata
Start Date: As soon as possible
Fixed Term: Until 31 March 2022
Part Time: 25 hrs per week   

Ecological Project Manager – AD2283NB