Landscape Partnership Development Scheme Officer

Somerset County Council

Bridgwater, Somerset
£24,174 - £27,668 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: APP00099/AMB

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 19th January 2018   1 day left

Economic & Community Infrastructure Commissioning
Strategic Commissioning Community Infrastructure

Landscape Partnership Development Scheme Officer
37 hours per week
Salary: £24,174 - £27,668 per annum
Fixed term contract until 31 May 2019

About Us

The Quantock Hills AONB Partnership is delighted to be recruiting a Development Officer to work up our Stage 2 Landscape Partnership Scheme bid. The Quantock Hills Landscape Partnership focuses on the Quantock Hills AONB and its fringing farmland in Somerset. The Quantock Hills is a special landscape rich in natural, built and cultural heritage. But it is a landscape under pressure. Housing and infrastructure growth and changes in landownership and agricultural practices is unprecedented. The scheme aims to better understand these pressures and create solutions to ensure this special landscape thrives into the future.

About the Job

The Development Officer will co-ordinate and lead the development of project plans and prepare the documentation for the submission of the Stage 2 bid which includes the Landscape Character Action Plan (LCAP).

About You

We are looking for an experienced Development Officer with a strong track record of developing large, complex projects, good understanding of landscape issues and significant experience of community and stakeholder engagement.

The Quantock Hills Landscape Partnership is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Iain Porter, Development Officer, Quantock Hills AONB on 01823 451884

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees including:

  • A Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Discounted lease car via salary sacrifice scheme and options for discounts on petrol or diesel.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and so forth.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, childcare vouchers, additional annual leave, computers, mobile phones and health screening.
  • Generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.
  • Optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.

Somerset County Council must ensure that each person who works for the public authority in a customer-facing role can speak fluent English. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

To download and submit an application form and job details, please click here.

CV’s are not accepted for this role.

Please quote job reference no: APP00099/AMB

Closing date: 19 January 2018

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