Magnificent Meadows: Gweirgloddiau Gwych Support Officer

Plantlife International

£19,285 pa

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 07834551745 Claire Parton

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th April 2019   5 days left

Do you want to be a part of the first ever Wales-wide meadow conservation and restoration project making a real difference for places and people? Magnificent Meadows : Gweirgloddau Gwych is a project delivered by Plantlife in partnership with the National Trust, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. This three-year project will have a significant impact in restoring and creating more species rich grasslands, in training people in plant and waxcap identification and engaging and involving communities in their local meadows to improve understanding, physical and mental well-being.

Plantlife are seeking an experienced Support Officer to support the Magnificent Meadows : Gweirgloddau Gwych project team in a wide range of areas to ensure successful delivery of this important project, working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including the key partners. As the support lead in the team you will work across all three aspects of the project in developing databases, spreadsheets, managing financial transactions, organising events and dealing with enquiries and bookings.

You will be an important part of the team using your networking and organisational skills to deliver the agreed outcomes and outputs which include a comprehensive set of meadow restorations, the establishment of a network of support for natural seeding to establish new species rich grasslands, a comprehensive set of community meadows, training in plant and waxcap identification and other species delivered by partners, grassland management training, the mobilisation of a cohort of volunteers undertaking citizen science, training for landowners, rangers and community groups, developing resources and databases and running three pilot projects to involve local communities in their local meadows to measure improvements in health and well-being.

This post is based at Plantlife Cymru’s office at Radyr on the edge of Cardiff where you will work alongside the Project Manager. You will need to have a proven track record of supporting teams delivering successful land management projects involving the restoration and creation of species rich grasslands, excellent people skills, the ability to create and develop databases and spreadsheets, good communication skills, day to day financial management skills and record keeping and experience of working productively within a small team.

Interviews will be held in Cardiff on 16th May 2019.

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