Coed Cymru Officer

Neath Port Talbot CBC / Swansea Council / Coed Cymru

Port Talbot, South Wales
£27,668 - £30,785 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01639 686056 Catrin Evans

Reference: HRA14189/5758

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 08 May 2017

Applications are invited for the post of Coed Cymru Officer within the Countryside and Wildlife Team (Neath Port Talbot) and Nature Conservation Team (Swansea). This is a temporary post, to cover a one year secondment, although there is the potential that the post may be extended. Secondments / job-shares would be considered.

Coed Cymru began in 1985 as an all Wales initiative working with landowners to protect, use and enhance the woodland resource in Wales with a focus on native broadleaved woodlands. The post holder will provide practical advice and support on woodlands, encouraging and facilitating the sustainable management of natural resources and woodland biodiversity. A key part of this role is the submission of grant bids to support woodland creation and management projects via Glastir or other suitable funding streams. This exciting and challenging position will be a joint appointment, shared on a 50% basis by both authorities, with the post holder being employed directly by Neath Port Talbot CBC.

You should possess a degree or equivalent in countryside management, ecology, forestry, or a related discipline.

The successful applicant will be required to spend considerable time out in the field and therefore must be self motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision. Candidates must also have the ability to travel throughout the County Boroughs.

The post is co-funded by both local authorities and further funding is provided by Coed Cymru and Welsh Government.

"Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favorably than an application submitted in English"

If you require any further information on the post please contact Catrin Evans at Neath Port Talbot CBC on 01639 686056, or Deborah Hill at the City and County of Swansea on 01792 635777.

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