Norbriggs Flash Community Project Officer

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire
£24,482 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

recruitment@derbyshirewt.co.uk

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 25th February 2018   4 days left


We are looking for a bright and energetic Project Officer to join our Norbriggs Flash River Restoration Team to showcase and engage local communities and the wider public in our stunning re-meandering of the River Doe Lea on this important local nature reserve.

We are looking for a bright and energetic Project Officer to join our Norbriggs Flash River Restoration Team to showcase and engage local communities and the wider public in our stunning re-meandering of the River Doe Lea on this important local nature reserve. The re-meandering has already been completed in the summer of 2017. This project is HLF funded.

With the River Doe Lea already restored to its ancient and meandering channel at Norbriggs Flash the second part of this project will focus on engagement with local communities, local schools and the public who use this popular nature reserve. The person leading this work will excite and enthuse people about the re-meandering and encourage them to participate in the maintenance and upkeep of this vital wetland reserve. Extensive monitoring and survey work will also be carried out with the help of volunteers to document the wildlife that returns to the re-meander. As local people become aware of the wildlife of this site so they will care and cherish it.

A wide variety of events/workshops and activities will take place throughout the year on and around Norbrigg Flash and the re-meander on the River Doe Lea. This post will develop and implement all these activities working closely with a wide variety of partners. Key partners include the Environment Agency and Chesterfield Council. This post will also work with educational sessionals as we seek to involve and engage local schools in this project.

In addition this post will be looking towards the future and assessing the opportunities for this project to fit into the wider landscape in the Chesterfield area. Connectivity between nature reserves, local wildlife sites and green spaces is vitally important and this post will assess how Norbrigg Flash and the re-meander project can stimulate further projects in this region and working in partnership with other key stakeholders. We have a vision for this area to be rich in nature and rich in the opportunities it provides for people to engage with nature.

We are looking for someone with extensive project management experience, with a bit of a flair for creatively engaging with volunteers and communities too! If this sounds like you, and you are passionate about the environment and nature and connecting people to the natural world then this role might be right up your street.

For further information and to apply please visit our website.


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