‘Chalkscapes’ Development Officer (Conservation)

Chilterns Conservation Board

North Chilterns
£30,000 pa, pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.chilternsaonb.org [email protected]

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 22nd February 2021  


‘Chalkscapes’ Development Officer (Conservation)
Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Employer: Chilterns Conservation Board (CCB), The Lodge, 90 Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 4HA
Post location:The post will be based in the North Chilterns project area and flexible home working will be considered, dependent on Covid restrictions
Salary: £30,000 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 0.8WTE (30 hours per week). 21 months fixed term contract with a possible 5 year extension subject to successful development phase
Closing date: Friday 22nd February 2021, 12noon
Interview date: TBC

Do you have experience of habitat management, with a strong ecological knowledge across a range of habitat types? Do you have a good working understanding of land management and farming issues? The Chilterns Conservation Board is looking to recruit a capable and motivated person to lead the development of proposals for landscape scale habitat conservation, restoration and enhancement in the North Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The successful candidate will be part of a new team to employed to develop ‘Chalkscapes’ a £2.8m, 5 year partnership project focusing on the iconic chalk landscape of the North Chilterns which encircles Dunstable and Luton and stretches across Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Hertfordshire. ‘Chalkscapes’ project partners include Plantlife, the National Trust, Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire County Councils as well as both Wildlife Trusts with sites in the project area.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Development Manager to develop the 5 year project to be submitted for National Lottery Heritage funding in late 2024. If the bid is successful, there may be an opportunity for a 5 year extension in order for the post holder to move into the delivery phase of the project.

We are looking for someone who will create long lasting impact through building commitment to and enthusiasm for a landscape scale conservation approach across the area.

The Development Officer will be employed by Chilterns Conservation Board. The CCB offers 26 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays, a contributory pension scheme (Bucks County Council Local Government Pension Scheme) and expenses at 45p/mile mileage rate.

Click here to download the job pack, including job description, person specification and application form.

Completed application forms should be emailed to: [email protected].

For more details or an informal discussion, please contact Claire Readey: [email protected] to arrange a call.


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