We are looking for an experienced and motivated environmental professional to lead the Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere (‘The Living Coast’) Partnership programme through the next stage of its operation, by developing and implementing a collaborative strategy and action plan, leading up to formal review by UNESCO in 2024.
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You will have significant experience of programme / project management, preferably related to the natural environment, with knowledge of legislation and policy relating to the environment and sustainability. Whilst working effectively as part of a team, you can also work independently to research, develop and problem-solve to ensure the objectives of the programme are met.
With your experience of strategic delivery, you will lead the development and implementation of a new 5-year Biosphere Management Strategy, working closely with partners across our Biosphere region. With your good diplomacy, stakeholder engagement and negotiating skills you will facilitate, coordinate and manage Biosphere implementation work, in partnership with many local organisations. You will also have experience of successfully bidding for external funding.
You will have good organisation skills to manage and prioritise a varied workload. You will also possess sound analytical and interpretative skills, along with excellent communication skills as you will engage with a wide range of organisations, and oversee communications activities.
Deadline for applications is midnight 24th Feb. Interviews to be taking place Tuesday 12th March.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a white other background as well as disabled, male and Trans applicants as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
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As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
A competitive salary
Career average pension scheme
Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
A range of other staff benefits
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