Biosphere Programme Manager

Brighton & Hove City Council

Brighton, East Sussex
£31,401 - £34,106 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: B&H04822

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 24th February 2019   4 days left

We are looking for an experienced and motivated environmental professional to lead the Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere (‘The Living Coast’) Partnership programme through the next stage of its operation, by developing and implementing a collaborative strategy and action plan, leading up to formal review by UNESCO in 2024.

You will have significant experience of programme / project management, preferably related to the natural environment, with knowledge of legislation and policy relating to the environment and sustainability. Whilst working effectively as part of a team, you can also work independently to research, develop and problem-solve to ensure the objectives of the programme are met.

With your experience of strategic delivery, you will lead the development and implementation of a new 5-year Biosphere Management Strategy, working closely with partners across our Biosphere region. With your good diplomacy, stakeholder engagement and negotiating skills you will facilitate, coordinate and manage Biosphere implementation work, in partnership with many local organisations. You will also have experience of successfully bidding for external funding.

You will have good organisation skills to manage and prioritise a varied workload. You will also possess sound analytical and interpretative skills, along with excellent communication skills as you will engage with a wide range of organisations, and oversee communications activities.

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We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a white other background as well as disabled, male and Trans applicants as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

For further information, please contact Rachel Williams on 01273 291098

Closing date: 24 February 2019.

 Interviews to be taking place Tuesday 12 March 2019.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

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