Job Title: Land Management Projects Officer
Starting Salary: £27,344 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £30,151 per annum (pay award pending)
Hours: 37 hours per week
We are looking for an individual keen to take the next step in their career and join our land management advisory team. Our ambitious Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy includes a commitment to improve biodiversity across Hertfordshire by 20% by 2050, and this is your opportunity to play a vital role in making this target a reality.
The Countryside and Rights of Way Service works in partnership with private landowners, communities and other local authorities to develop projects that enhance the environment for people and wildlife. Our land management team has a broad project portfolio encompassing woodland management, heathland restoration, chalk river restoration and developing old railway lines as non-motorised transport routes.
This role involves providing a professional advisory service to a range of land managers. Responsibilities include writing management plans and proposals for environmental improvements, securing external funds, producing specifications, procuring works and managing delivery through contractors, and working collaboratively with our Access and Communities teams.
You will be managing a diverse range of projects simultaneously: at different stages in the project lifecycle, in locations ranging from urban green spaces to important local wildlife sites, and on public and private land. Key challenges will include securing funding to deliver projects for biodiversity and effectively prioritising the project workload. You will become part of an experienced land management team who will support your development in the role.
We are looking for a demonstrable track record in the delivery of environmental land management. Your skills should include: excellent personal communication and consensus building to establish support for ideas; working independently and collaboratively with a range of colleagues, professionals, partners and members of the public; able to proactively manage a range of projects from start to finish, prioritising appropriately; a flexible and adaptable approach, problem solving and outcome oriented; a structured and well-organised approach to work planning and time management; competent management of allocated resources. A full current driving licence is essential, and you will be expected to work in rural locations with difficult terrain.
This is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career in countryside management, while contributing to enhancing nature in Hertfordshire.
Closing Date: 25.06.2023
Interview Date: 04.07.2023
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Lee Tyson on 01992 556049