Stakeholder Engagement Officer (Connecting the Culm)

Groundwork South

Cullompton, Devon
£24,000 - £26,000 pa

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 153937_GS_DC05

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 28th July 2019  

Role: Stakeholder Engagement Officer (known internally as Connecting the Culm - Co-Creation Specialist Project Officer)
Ref: DC05
Operational Area: Devon & Cornwall
Location: Blackdown Hills AONB Office, Cullompton, Devon, EX15
Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 per annum FTE (£15,360 - £16,640 pa actual)
Hours: 24hrs per calendar week, with the scope to increase hours over time
Contract Type: Fixed Term until June 2022 with possibility of an extension

A community charity, at Groundwork South, we are changing places, changing lives across the South of England, one green step at a time.

Role Description:

If you have a passion for the environment, a skill for community building, like a challenge, work at pace and have an interest in enhancing greenspaces, with the ability to bring together a wide range of individuals and organisations to make things happen – we have the right job for you.

‘Connecting the Culm’ is a new 3 year catchment project which seeks to tackle significant challenges along the river Culm by engaging and empowering local communities to support ongoing management, making the river and its floodplain more resilient to flooding and drought conditions, improving water quality and the associated biodiversity.

Over the next 3 years you will use your community development, networking and engagement skills to work closely with a range of organisations, stakeholders, landowners, community groups and volunteers to create lasting monitoring regimes, create avenues for continuous engagement with the river management and co-design nature based solutions alongside communities who will be affected.

Key skills that we are looking for,

  • Fantastic engagement and communication skills, to facilitate the creation of a River Watch scheme comprised of volunteers
  • An ability to effectively communicate with a variety of individuals from a range of backgrounds, quickly establishing lasting working relationships
  • A skilled presenter capable of giving talks and presentations to a range of groups and organisations
  • An Entrepreneurial Flair: to work with a wide variety of Stakeholders to create a shared vision and drive success.
  • Someone with a strong community focus, to understand the local area and meet the needs of the local communities living along the River Culm.
  • Knowledge of conserving and enhancing biodiversity
  • An ability to bring multiple project elements together harmoniously
  • To work at a fast pace, exploring, planning and ensuring financial and sustainable viability.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a lasting legacy on the River Culm, one which will shape the future management of the area for many years to come.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

Full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle for which you will need to be insured for business use. Employees are able to claim back mileage rates as per our Expenses Policy.

Closing date: 28th July 2019
Interviews: 6th August 2019


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