Project Development Officer

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales)

Location flexible (Ceredigion/Pembrokeshire/Carmarthenshire/Machynlleth)
£22,178 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 01654 700061 ext. 22

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 9th September 2019  

Supporting Green Health and Access West Wales partnership project

Location flexible (Ceredigion/Pembrokeshire/Carmarthenshire/Machynlleth – travel across the region and to our Machynlleth office will be required).
Part-time role 3 days (22.5 hours) per week
Temporary until March 2020

This role, funded by the Welsh Government ‘Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing’ Fund, will develop the partnership project ‘Green Health and Access West Wales’, on behalf of Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales), the lead partner in the project. Project objectives are to investigate current greenspace provision for local communities with a focus on all-ability access; to support providers of green health initiatives to promote best practice and work directly with the health sector, to raise the profile of social prescribing to ‘nature-based health care’ and build strong partnerships between the healthcare and environmental sectors. The pilot project’s ultimate aim is to develop a larger funding bid to deliver improvements in greenspace access and training for green health providers.

The role involves travel across the project region to engage and consult with stakeholders, project partners and the public; coordinating meetings of project partners and stakeholders, organising taster outdoor health events; mapping and gathering information on current provision of access to greenspace and current outdoor health initiatives; compiling a project report and contributing to a funding proposal for follow-on activities and future provision of all-ability access.

Job Purpose:

A. To deliver the one-year pilot project ‘Green Health and access West Wales’, with funding from ENRAW, and with the support of the Coed Lleol manager, training officer and evaluation officer.

B. To develop local and regional partnerships across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to further project development.

C. To plan and develop methodology and to gather information required for mapping of greenspace sites, access and outdoor health initiatives across the region.

D. To consult with the local community and partners, to research and prepare relevant information for a funding proposal for 2020-2022.

E. To develop funding streams and write a funding proposal for a follow-on future project.

F. To coordinate activity taster sessions in the outdoors which contribute to health and wellbeing of participants and ensure that the evaluation of these sessions feeds into the development of a future funding bid.

G. To work with the Coed Lleol training officer to conduct a ‘skills audit’ of outdoor leaders and outdoor health initiatives and develop a proposal for a regional training programme

Deadline for applications: Monday 9th Sept (interviews week commencing 16th September).

More information and Welsh translation available on the Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) website.

Enquiries or further information – to Amie Andrews Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales): or Katy Harris: 

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