ERDF Sunrise Senior Project Officer

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Wolseley Bridge, Stafford
£21,402 - £25,499 (dependent on experience)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 26th February 2018   7 days left

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is seeking an ERDF Sunrise Senior Project Officer

Pay Band – Officer : £21,402 - £25,499 (dependant on experience)
Full time, 35 hrs per week
Fixed-term 3 year post initially. 35 hours per week in year 1 and then a minimum of 21 hours (3 days) per week in years 2 and 3

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Sunrise project aims to carry out a programme of works to link, buffer, restore and recreate wildlife habitats across the project area of Stoke and urban Newcastle, with a particular focus on riverside improvements and grassland restoration. This is a partnership project involving the Environment Agency, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Groundwork, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and The Wild Trout Trust.

The post holder is responsible for on-the ground-delivery of a number of wetland and grassland projects on sites across Stoke and urban Newcastle, working closely with the programme manager and project partners.

The post-holder is primarily responsible for :

  • planning and delivering a programme of practical works on sites across the project area as outlined within the ERDF bid.
  • supervising contractors on site and ensure compliance with contract conditions, H&S, welfare etc and maintain a high standard of works.
  • being a point of contact for members of the public and ensuring ongoing liaison with the local community throughout the works.
  • working with volunteers and established community groups where opportunities allow.
  • working closely with the Trust's education Team to ensure adequate community engagement and support for each of the projects.

Therefore, if you have a relevant degree or equivalent in an environmental field, a minimum of 3 years working in practical habitat management, relevant experience of managing group works contractors and implementing safe systems of working and a sound understanding of nature conservation and land management, then please contact us at for an application pack.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 26th February 2018
Interviews: w/c 5th or 12th March 2018

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