The starting salary for this role is £31,273 per annum for 36 hours per week.
The Tree Planting Project Support Officer role is at the forefront of Surrey County Council's Green Agenda with the post focused on supporting the delivery of our ambitious 1.2 million tree planting initiative for Surrey.
Reporting to the Senior Woodland Management Officer, you will work closely with members of the Natural Capital teams and stakeholders across Surrey County Council, as well as collaboratively with internal and external partners such as Surrey’s Boroughs & District councils, councillors and diverse community groups. You will be responsible for providing support to the programme team to assist with delivery of the programme within timescales and budgets.
Key outputs include:
- Provide project management and administrative support (such as scheduling, minute taking, tracking actions, production of performance reports and financial information on the programme delivery).
- Writing communications to be sent out to a broad range of stakeholders on the project progress, to keep them engaged and involved in the work.
- Managing funding bids in relation to Tree Planting, including evidence gathering, detailed costing, partner engagement, bid writing tracking and monitoring.
- Managing delivery for specific pieces of work, with responsibility for completion within set timescales.
- Collaborative cross-team working with colleagues across Surrey County Council (e.g. Finance, Procurement, Legal, Communications) as required.
As a Tree Planting Project Support Officer within the Natural Capital team, you will be pivotal to the delivery of Surrey County Council's 1.2 million tree planting initiative and climate change agenda. The role forms a critical interface between Surrey County Council, the county Boroughs/Districts within, the Forestry Commission, and a range of stakeholders including members of the public, schools, and diverse community groups.
The role requires the ability to work independently within a busy team, contributing towards our ambitious target. You must be organised and able to prioritise your workload to deliver to often challenging deadlines and have a flexible and versatile attitude.
The team work flexibly through a mix of office, site, and home-based working. You may be required to visit potential planting sites across the County and liaise with residents, community groups and council Members and attend engagement events.
Your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence the following attributes, skills, and expertise:
- Determined and focused approach to completing a task
- Strong written and verbal communication and excellent interpersonal skills
- Understanding of project and programme management frameworks, policies, tools and templates
- Experience of successful project outcomes and delivery of environmental initiative
- Research and analytical skills, with a high level of attention to detail
- Managing funding bids including evidence gathering, detailed costing, partner engagement, bid writing, tracking and monitoring
- An ability to work effectively under pressure both independently and collaboratively
- A good understanding of key environmental agencies and a passion for both trees and Surrey’s greener future.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23/01/2022 with interviews to follow.
This is a 24 month secondment / fixed term contract.
For an informal discussion please contact Debra Lee on 07773 242352 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.