Coastal Officer

National Trust

Ballynahinch, County Down
£32,016 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: IRC59219

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 21st January 2018   5 days left

Coastal Officer

£32,016 pa
Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)

Ref: IRC59219


There’s never been a more exciting time to join the National Trust consultancy team in the new Coastal Officer role. The conservation charity looks after 108 miles of coast - 22% of the coastline of Northern Ireland and includes some of the most internationally renowned coastal landscapes in NI. Given the extent of our coastal land holdings, and our existing path network, we are well placed to provide leadership and be an advocate for better access to Northern Ireland’s coastline. The Coastal Officer will provide a focus for our coastal activities, raise awareness about our work and lead our advocacy for improved policy to protect and manage the Northern Ireland coastline and plan for coastal change. The opportunity to champion coastal management and enhanced coastal access in Northern Ireland is an important element of our Trust-wide Land, Outdoors and Nature ambitions.

What it's like to work here

We’re a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. Over 100 years later these values are still at the heart of everything we do. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy, be inspired by and love the places we look after as much as we do.

What you'll be doing

You’ll already have plenty of experience of partnership working, engaging and managing stakeholders and great influencing and negotiation skills as well as the ability to develop good coastal community relations. You will have the aptitude to think strategically, while keeping on top of the detail and have strong leadership skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills will be needed and excellent inter-personal skills will enable you to work with people from different specialisms across different channels and situations. You will be able to work effectively on your own and as part of a dispersed team. Some knowledge of coastal processes and coastal change management would be an advantage while good IT skills and project management experience are important.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this role you'll need to have;

  • Experience in Project management practices and the use of frameworks to deliver projects
  • Knowledge of communications and stakeholder management processes and practices including techniques to influence and negotiate
  • Knowledge of coastal processes and coastal change management
  • Knowledge of NI access legislation and outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Degree level education or equivalent in relevant field

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 21 January 2018

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