Environmental and Greenspace Officer

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Southend-on-Sea, Essex
£19,430 - £24,174 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

alex.brown@reedglobal.com Alex Brown

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 06 October 2017

Do you want to actively contribute to the development and management of environmental and green space projects? If the answer to this question is yes, then please read on for further information about this job. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is seeking a highly motivated project officer to ensure that the green infrastructure provides long term benefits for residents, visitors and wildlife. If you want to be part of a team whose aim is to enhance and maintain green space for everybody and make Southend a great place to live, work and play then this may be the job for you.

This job will require you to coordinate and develop environmental and green space projects as well as applying for grants, sponsorships and external funding. You will be expected to promote and encourage community involvement in projects across the borough as well as supporting links with environmental groups and organisations. Projects that this team has been involved with include the Belfairs Woodland Centre, State of Nature Survey and the recent “Poppies: Wave” sculpture in Shoeburyness, which has been a real success story for the Council. An upcoming project that you will help to get funding for and deliver is the enhancement and conservation of Southchurch Hall Gardens.

In order to be successful in your application you will have an environmental management and sustainability HND or equivalent qualification. You should also be able to demonstrate project management/delivery experience with knowledge of environmental issues relating to wildlife and green spaces. The Parks Technical Section are heavily reliant on team work and all muck in to get the job done. You must be able to show excellent communications skills. You must also have the ability to get to any location within the Borough using your own means and Council vehicles. 

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

If you are interested in this very exciting new role, please get in touch with alex.brown@reedglobal.com or give me a call on 01702 455330 for an informal discussion.

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