Projects Officer - Land Management
Job Title: Projects Officer – Land Management
Location: County Wide
Starting Salary: £27,344 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £30,151 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
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, this is your opportunity to play a vital role in making this target a reality. You will be involved in everything from identifying opportunities, selling ideas and writing plans to securing funds and delivering environmental improvements.
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 for active travel.
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, at different stages of development, simultaneously, in locations ranging from urban green spaces to important local wildlife sites and on public and private land. You will become part of an experienced land management team who will support your development in the role.
Your skills should include: excellent communication to establish support for ideas, working independently and with a range of colleagues, partners and the public; able to manage a range of projects from start to finish, prioritising appropriately; an adaptable approach, problem solving and outcome oriented; a 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.
Closing Date: 02.04.2023
Interview Date: 18.04.2023
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Andrew Taylor on 01992 556063
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.