Consultant

Countryscape

Manchester
£22,000 - £28,000 pa based on experience

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

countryscape.org jobs@countryscape.org 0161 236 3432 Jonathan Porter

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning, sustainability

Closing date: Tuesday, 26th June 2018   4 days left


Organisation background

Countryscape is a multi-disciplinary company, combining the creative skills of a communications agency with the scientific knowledge of an environmental consultancy. We’ve been operating since 2002 within the environmental and tourism sectors, providing expertise in design and interpretation; events and consultation; mapping and geographical information systems (GIS); landscape and sense of place. Our client list is highly diverse and includes Government agencies and departments, research institutes, local authorities, National Parks and AONBs, major charities, projects and community groups across the UK and Europe. Countryscape is also a partner in Oppla, web based knowledge hub and community focussed on natural capital, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions.

Job summary

We’re looking for a motivated, multi-skilled person to join our team in helping to deliver a wide range of projects within the environmental, research and tourism sectors. You’ll be working with landscape ecologists, scientists, graphic designers, copywriters, marketers, film-makers and others; sometimes in partnership with our associates; at other times directly alongside our clients.

This isn’t a role where your responsibilities will be neatly defined. The nature of our business means that each day often brings a new set of tasks and challenges, so you’ll need to be someone who is calm under pressure, capable of taking the initiative and managing their own workload effectively. You might be helping to plan a community workshop or a professional conference; researching and writing content for a heritage interpretation project; contributing to a strategy or a technical report; travelling to Oppla project meetings across the UK and Europe. If you thrive on variety, then this could be the job for you!

We are a small, creative team that prides itself on producing high quality work in a friendly and transparent manner. We work with a wide range of partners and experts to deliver major projects. We are an equal opportunities employer and operate a proactive environmental policy, seeking to minimise the environmental impacts of everything we do.

This post is full-time for 12 months with scope to further extend the position and develop new skills. Flexible working and part time employment would be considered.

Essential skills and experience

  • Background in environment / communications / or related subjects
  • Able to research and produce good quality written information for a range of different audiences
  • Able to work effectively in partnership with people from different disciplines
  • Capable of understanding technical reports and analysis
  • Experience of working with natural and/or cultural heritage
  • Degree level qualification

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience of organising events and/or information networks
  • Interest in maps and experience of using GIS
  • Experience of website content management
  • Skills in filmmaking/ editing or creative / web design
  • Multilingual skills

Person specification

  • Flexible and able to tackle new challenges
  • Able to manage own workload, meet deadlines and deal with competing priorities
  • Quick learner and capable of acquiring new skills
  • Confident to deal with a diversity of people at all levels of seniority
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally

Contract period:

The position is full time (37 hours per week) for 12 months from August 2018 – August 2019, with an initial probationary period of 3 months. Flexible working and part time employment would be considered. There is scope to extend the contract beyond this depending on performance and future funding.

Hours of work:

The basic working week is 37 hours. Some evening or weekend work may occasionally be required for which time off in lieu can be taken.

Application process

To apply for the position, please complete the Application Form at countryscape.org/jobs and upload a copy of your CV. Applications without a fully completed application form will not be considered. Enquiries should be addressed to jobs@countryscape.org

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 26th June

Interview date: Tuesday 3rd July


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