Dartmoor Headwaters Project Officer

Dartmoor National Park Authority

Bovey Tracey, Devon
£25,463 - £30,756 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Sunday, 29th July 2018  

Full time 37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until March 2021

The Dartmoor Headwaters Project (DHP) has been established to explore the feasibility and trial the effectiveness of natural flood management (NFM) measures within the upper reaches of a number of Dartmoor rivers.

The DHP Officer will work with farmers, landowners and the local communities to implement and monitor a series of measures to help reduce the risk of flooding to properties and other infrastructure whilst also achieving additional benefits to enhance the natural environment where feasible.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience delivering projects associated with NFM and other catchment related work. You will have a good understanding of farming with a strong background working with upland farmers to achieve environmental outcomes. You will be extremely organised, have proven project management experience and excellent communications skills.

This is a Defra funded project administered through the Environment Agency and delivered in partnership with a number of organisations including Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA). The post will be hosted in partnership between the DNPA and the Environment Agency.

The post is based principally at the Authority’s offices in Bovey Tracey, but will also be located at the Environment Agency offices in Manley House, Exeter. You will also be required to travel extensively within the National Park. The Authority operates flexible working hours and is a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Chris Giles (cgiles@dartmoor.gov.uk).

Appointment to this post is dependent on final confirmation of project funding.

Closing date: 29th July 2018 (midnight)
Interview date: 14th August 2018

To apply please visit our website at: www.dartmoor.gov.uk/jobs

Dartmoor National Park Authority is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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