Somerset Catchment Partnership Coordinator

FWAG South West

Wellington, Somerset
£25,000 - £28,000 FTE

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 01823 660684 Gary Rumbold

Reference: SomCPC

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Friday, 27th September 2019  

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be the Somerset Catchment Partnership (SCP) Coordinator for Somerset. The role will work with the SCP hosts, partnership Chair and members of the SCP to build sustainable relationships, collate and share information for informed decisions, assist in the development of a Catchment Action Plan/Strategies and to oversee the implementation of projects which deliver positive benefits for Somerset’s water environment and biodiversity.

The SCP comprises a range of organisations dedicated to working together to improve the water environment and provide wider benefits for people and the environment at a catchment scale and is part of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA).

This is a partnership approach which aims to encourage and facilitate collaboration and synergy between the organisations involved. The Partnership Coordinator will be hosted by FWAG South West and will facilitate and co-ordinate the activities of the Somerset Catchment Partnership (SCP). The role is funded by Defra’s CaBA partnership hosting fund and Wessex Water.

This is an exciting role working across many different organisations, from the strategic to the delivery level and the post will suit a pro-active individual with a relevant background, who is keen to develop a career in environmental management and partnership working. Local knowledge of the catchments would be advantageous but not essential.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in Environmental Science, or equivalent, with a good understanding of environmental issues, including climate change, flooding & drought, water level management, pollution, farming and wildlife. You will need to be dynamic and confident working on a one to one basis, or in groups / meetings, with excellent presentation skills. Working with the partners will involve tact, diplomacy and an ability to both compromise and negotiate.

Although the Catchment Coordinator is a part-time role, if you have experience of advising farmers on conservation measures, water quality or soil health then there may be an opportunity for us to extend this contract to a full-time position, with additional days spent delivering on-farm advice for FWAG South West. If you are interested, and qualified to address both roles please detail this in your application and/or contact us to discuss further.

Please download an application pack from the FWAG South West website for further details.

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