South Yorkshire Woodland Creation Senior Project Officer

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with blended home and office working
£29,829 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 23rd May 2022   3 days left

South Yorkshire Woodland Creation Partnership

Do you have a passion for woodland creation? We have a fantastic opportunity within the Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust to work with us to expand and connect woodlands, and develop a forward strategy.

We are building our team of the South Yorkshire Woodland Creation Partnership to deliver high quality woodland creation and tree establishment in South Yorkshire. This is an extremely exciting time for the Trust as we take the opportunity to contribute to the increase in woodland and tree cover in South Yorkshire and see the natural capital benefits this brings to people and wildlife.

South Yorkshire Woodland Creation Senior Project Officer

As Senior Project Officer you will enable delivery of woodland creation targets within the South Yorkshire area of the Northern Forest. This will be through working with partners to provide support in design and development of woodland creation projects, including navigating the regulatory process and securing funding, through to completion.

You’ll be working as part of a team to engage landowners and others to develop woodland creation projects as part of SYWCP Project Pipeline.

Bringing an ability to network and share advice, you’ll be able to engage effectively with a wide range of landowners and other stakeholders from large estates, to local authorities, environmental NGOs and smallholders.

We will be looking for experience delivering high quality woodland creation as well as the ability to work in partnership. With an understanding of forestry regulation you will be able to provide high quality advice while enthusing others.

The South Yorkshire Woodland Creation Partnership (SYWCP) is hosted by the Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust (SRWT). Partners include:

  • South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA)
  • Local Authorities of Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield
  • The Woodland Trust
  • SRWT/South Yorkshire Local Nature Partnership Secretariat

More information is available here.

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