Project Officer (Sphagnum Moss)

Calderdale Council

Calderdale, West Yorkshire
£13,871 - £14,789 pa

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: CC528

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Tuesday, 2nd March 2021   5 days left

Project Officer (Sphagnum Moss) – Post Ref: CC528
Salary: SO1, SCP 23-25, £13,871 - £14,789 per annum, 18.5 hours per week, 4 year fixed term contract

The Countryside and Woodlands team is seeking to recruit a Sphagnum Project Officer to run a new 4 year exciting experimental project funded through the National Lottery Climate Action Fund which could have a role in helping Calderdale reach its target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2038.

The post will be based in a team that manage countryside sites across Calderdale for the benefit of wildlife and people, running a large programme of practical volunteer conservation work and education programmes.

The post will establish and manage a community citizen science and volunteer programme running a sphagnum moss nursery aiming to produce a product that can then be utilised on local blanket bog areas, and establish the best ways to make this cost effective.

The post holder will be expected to run the nursery, recruit and train volunteers to deliver project outcomes and share the knowledge learnt during the project with others who would like to set up similar schemes.

They will also be expected to manage and deliver all administrative elements of the project – finance and budgeting, report and record keeping, schools work, publicity, promotion and events. If you have recent experience of successfully establishing and developing a significant horticultural or conservation project we would welcome your application. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong horticultural knowledge and skills and be familiar with volunteer management and training, budget management and collaborative working.

Knowledge and experience of moorland management is welcomed. Horticultural qualifications (HND / NVQ / Foundation) or equivalent are essential.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Moy Cash: 07769 648820 or Julie Swift: 07821 804150

For more information or to apply, please click here

Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd March 2021 
Interview Date: 11th & 12th March 2021

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