South West Peak 'Slowing the Flow' Project Manager

Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Flexible, North West England
£25,000 - £27,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01948820728 Martin Varley

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 11 September 2017

Full time, fixed term contract until December 2021

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is leading a five-year multi-partner 'Slowing the Flow' project as part of the South West Peak Landscape Partnership Scheme, carrying out catchment wide land management activities promoting natural flood management. The project is funded by the Environment Agency and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

With an additional £100,000 funding having been secured through catchment partnership, now is an exciting time for this project. We are looking to recruit a skilled project manager to take forward our ambitious programme of activities. Working with landowners, land managers, conservation and regulatory authorities, local communities and water companies, you will plan, deploy and evaluate a variety of natural flood management interventions to deliver the following multiple benefits for people and wildlife:

• Reducing flood risk for communities at risk of flooding
• Improving water quality
• Conserving, creating and restoring habitats
• Enhancing biodiversity
• Capturing carbon
• Reducing sediment input into watercourses

As project manager you will also be responsible for reporting to a steering group and to the Heritage Lottery Fund. The location of the position is flexible, with being home-based, working at Cheshire Wildlife Trust offices or being based with one of the partner organisations an option. However, you can expect to spend much of your time working across the South West Peak District visiting sites, working with landowners and local communities and attending meetings, sometimes in remote areas, so a full driving licence is essential.

This project is one of a program of activities as part of the wider landscape partnership scheme. You can find details on the scheme here.

For further information and application form please visit our website.

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