Flamborough Project Officer

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Beverley, East Yorkshire
£21,166 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.flamboroughheadsac.org.uk heather.davison-smith@eastriding.gov.uk 01482 391721 Heather Davison-Smith

Reference: ECON000203

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 26th January 2020   1 day left

Our distinctive coastline supports a unique and diverse array of wildlife and habitats. The ever-pounding North Sea has created an extensive network of sea caves, bays and coves around Flamborough’s iconic headland, whilst the sub-tidal chalk reef provides habitat for important shellfish species and swathes of kelp forest. During the summer months, the sheer cliffs around Flamborough and Filey teem with almost half a million seabirds squabbling for space to raise their chicks, creating the UK’s largest mainland breeding seabird colony. Here you can see species like puffins, razorbills and gannets fly above the waves whilst porpoise, seals and minke whales skim the water’s surface.

The marine protected area around Flamborough and Filey exists to protect this internationally-important place for wildlife, with unique geology, habitats and species. A partnership of organisations work together to maintain appropriate management of the area, ensure its protection and improve our understanding of the coastal ecosystem.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support this work, engage with stakeholders and contribute to the ongoing conservation of the Flamborough Head European Marine Site (EMS).

As Flamborough Project Officer, you will have a key role in facilitating the management and conservation of the site through:

  • working closely with regulatory bodies, local authorities and wider stakeholders to ensure the delivery of the established EMS Management Plan
  • supporting authorities in meeting their statutory duties towards the site, providing advice and expertise as appropriate
  • progressing management of the protected area through engaging with the work of local non-governmental organisations and other user groups
  • representing the partnership on external bodies and networks.

To achieve this, you will be a self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills and experience of partnership working. You will have a good understanding of marine ecosystem management and conservation, with a knowledge of relevant legislation and policies. You should be comfortable with working independently to meet objectives whilst being an effective team-player, able to support and engage with a wide range of organisations.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV with a covering letter demonstrating why you are right for the role and how you meet the essential criteria listed in the employee specification.

The post will be based at County Hall, Beverley, but will require a significant amount of time to be spent on site around Flamborough and Filey. Further travel will be required across the county and beyond to attend and support meetings and relevant stakeholder events.

Hours: 37 per week as part of a fixed term contract funded until September 2021.

Application packs are available here.

Advert No: ECON000203

Closing Date: 26 January 2020

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