Old Chalk New Downs Outreach Officer

Kent County Council

Maidstone, Kent
£28,413 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 18002721

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 28th August 2018   7 days left


Starting salary £28,413 per annum
Fixed Term until 31st May 2021, Full Time 37 hours per week

Kent County Council has obtained financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver an exciting 4-year partnership project to work on nearly 10,000 hectares of chalk downland, one of England’s most iconic landscapes. The aim of this project is to increase habitat connectivity at landscape scale between Kemsing Down and Detling Hill making the connection with people’s values and community needs.

We are looking for a motivated individual who is highly skilled and experienced in the development and delivery of public engagement work, to deliver the project’s volunteer, communities and people participation programme. You will have excellent communication skills that can be used across a wide range of channels ensuring that the project’s activities and achievements are promoted to a wide audience and local communities are engaged with the project’s work. You will require a basic understanding of the natural environment and ecological survey methods to support our ongoing site monitoring programme.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please visit www.oldchalknewdowns.org.uk to find out more about us or follow us on Twitter on @OldChalkNewDown

To apply please click here to complete an online application form.

For an informal discussion, please contact William Moreno on 03000 410348 or via email to William.moreno@kent.gov.uk 

Closing date Midnight 28 August 2018.
Interview date 13 September 2018. 


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