Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time or part time, term-time only will be considered
Fixed term for: 36 months
Closing date: Sunday 27 September 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Gerry Sherwin, AONB Business Manager on 01424 723014
About the role
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join a growing team of ‘working with natural processes’ practitioners operating across the South East region to reduce flooding and drought.
You will play a leading role in a establishing and promoting a wide range of Natural Flood Management (NFM) and Regenerative Agriculture (RA) techniques, operating at a catchment and holding scale.
You will develop an intimate understanding of the water catchment’s landscape and will collate, analyse and ground-truth data, identify NFM and RA project opportunities and organise research and feasibility studies. You will play a leading role in helping land managers use NFM and RA techniques to improve business resilience, recover nature, capture carbon and retain water. You will offer advice to a wide range of people, helping to embed NFM and RA in land management systems and in the approaches of catchment partnerships, local flood action groups and other relevant bodies.
We are seeking someone with a passion for the water environment who has experience of working with farmers and other land managers. The role requires good GIS skills, project management experience and an ability to develop, cost and facilitate the delivery of land management projects.
The role has been developed by a partnership of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, Natural England, South East Water and South East River Trust. You will be based with the High Weald AONB Partnership who work collaboratively to enable change that respects landscape character.
The post is based in the Partnership’s innovative office at Flimwell on the Kent/Sussex border.
The working weeks and hours are flexible for this post. For further information or to discuss this post please contact Gerry Sherwin, AONB Business Manager on 01424 723014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on the High Weald AONB visit www.highweald.org
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.