Watercress & Winterbournes: Partnership Manager

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Curdridge, near Southampton
c.£28,000 - £30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.hiwwt.org.uk recruitment@hiwwt.org.uk 01489 774400 Nina Woodman

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 04 December 2017

Circa £28k to £30k pa, depending on qualifications and experience; fixed term contract to 25 October 2019 during the development phase; full-time 35 hours per week; based at Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire.

On behalf of the Watercress & Winterbournes Landscape Partnership Board, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has secured funding from Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a 5 year Landscape Partnership Scheme focused on the headwaters of the renowned Test and Itchen chalk rivers. The Watercress & Winterbournes project aims to harness communities at catchment level to improve the quality of this sensitive environment and its heritage, also promoting understanding and appreciation of the headwaters.

This post will ensure the development of a detailed programme of activities during the 2 year Development Phase, planning the major capital and community projects which form a bid submission for the 5 year Delivery Phase. The post will also coordinate the project team, including management of the Community Catchments Officer, consultants and volunteers. Ultimately the role will involve working with colleagues to submit a successful second stage application for the Delivery Phase. If this is successful there is a possibility of an extension to this role for a further 5 years.

It is essential that applicants have experience of developing and managing HLF (or similar) projects. Working with others to successfully develop and deliver a programme of work that ideally includes capital and community themed elements. Applicants must be comfortable working in broad partnerships, balancing expectations and drawing together reports for strict deadlines. A knowledge and understanding of freshwater and/or conservation issues will be an advantage, and successful applicants will need to demonstrate excellent organisational and project management skills.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 4th December 2017
Interviews: Monday 11th December 2017

We require completed application forms only, CV’s will not be accepted. Please download an application form and further job details at www.hiwwt.org.uk or email recruitment@hiwwt.org.uk

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