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Tamar Valley AONB Project Officer

Reference 210002B5   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Cornwall
Salary Additional Information Job Type – Permanent / Grade – H (£22,279 - £27,041)
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 16/01/2022
Company Name Cornwall Council
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We're looking for a Project Officer to play a vital role in the development and delivery of a range of projects that will help fulfil the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (TVAONB) Management and Delivery Plans. Working closely with public, private and voluntary partners from a range of sectors including agriculture, forestry, wildlife, conservation, heritage, tourism, rural businesses, food and drink, renewable energy and education, etc, you will work closely with the the TVAONB manager, team and Partnership in implementing our ambitious Management Plan.

The postholder will engage local communities and stakeholders to encourage and enable participation and involvement in projects and programmes meeting local priorities. In particular relating to the AONB’s ‘Special Qualities’ for which it was designated, as including rare valley and water landscapes, unique wildlife resources, remarkable built heritage and historic environment, and a landscape of high visual quality with artistic and public appeal.

The postholder will also:

  • Develop landscape initiatives to support improved management and conservation  of the AONB and its setting
  • Provide input and support to the TVAONB in developing and seeking new opportunities for projects and initiatives eligible for external project funding sources.
  • Contribute technical and practical support to a range of environmental, built heritage, arts, and volunteering/community initiatives and projects being delivered in the AONB.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to apply project development and delivery skills in environmental and landscape management, and to work in this special and protected landscape, playing a key role in the production and implemention of a long-term Management Plan for the TVAONB. 

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall.  In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits. 

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application.  Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.

We are open to discussion about flexible working.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here

Closing date – Sunday 16th January 2022

Interview date – Tuesday 25th January & Wednesday 26th January 2022

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