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White Rose Forest Landscapes for Water Project Officer

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (Yorkshire & Humberside) - UK
Salary Additional Information £31,346 to £33,782 pa (FTE)
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Deadline 02/01/2023
Company Name White Rose Forest
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Email hr@cf-trust.org
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Job Title: White Rose Forest Landscapes for Water Project Officer

 Location: c/o Community Forest Trust Office, 6 Kansas, Avenue, Salford, M50 2GL (Remote Working)

Working at various locations across West and North Yorkshire.

 Contract type: Fixed term contract until 31st March 2023

 Salary: £31,346 to £33,782 pa (FTE).

Hours: Negotiable – Full-time or Part-time available

Reports to: White Rose Forest Programme Manager

Responsible for: Supporting the WRF woodland creation team with responsibility for responding to and progressing new landowner enquiries across North and West Yorkshire.

The White Rose Forest (WRF) is the community forest for North and West Yorkshire and one of 13 community forest partnerships in England. Our partnership of 38 organisations, including all local authorities in the region, national parks, charities, community groups and businesses, is governed by a local authority-based joint venture agreement, with Kirklees Council as the accountable body.

Our aim is to significantly increase tree coverage in North and West Yorkshire over the next 30 years and to do so by bringing people and communities into the process of planning, planting and looking after the trees and new woodlands.  The funding we have available and drive from all partners to plant more trees and

White Rose Forest partners work together to plant millions of trees that will improve our natural environment and create happier and healthier places for us all to live, work and visit. The growing forest will also help meet the challenges of the Climate Emergency by contributing to our climate resilience and support the Government’s aim to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. For more information about the White Rose Forest visit: www.whiteroseforest.org.

 The White Rose Forest now has an opportunity for a Landscapes for Water Project Officer to join the WRF Core Team on a short fixed-term contract until the end of March 2023.. This post is employed through Community Forest Trust, working as part of The White Rose Forest Team. The post-holder will primarily work from home, with regular site visits and monthly in-person team meetings required within North and West Yorkshire.

The key responsibilities required within this role are:

  • To provide various services and advice to landowners and partners, including site surveys, design and forestry planning support.
  • Upload recorded data on the Kirklees Kompass Geographical and Information System and transfer relevant detail, as required by the WRF Programme Manager, including uploading sites on to the Forestry Commission public register.
  • Carry out desk top appraisals for projects using Microsoft Office tools and to make entry of stakeholder data complies with Kirklees data processing and GDPR regulations.
  • Record and store all notes and correspondence during the landowner engagement process under guidance from the WRF GIS and Data Manager.
    • Ensure value for money and controlled expenditure within any agreed project budgets to adhere to financial policies and regulations.
    • To undertake informal and formal training as agreed; and
    • To travel throughout North and West Yorkshire as required (a full driving licence and ability to get independently to site visits is required).
    • Attendance at the weekly and monthly WRF Core Team and Programme Meetings as required.
    • Work with the WRF Programme Manager (Iwan Downey) to produce any other deliverables and documentation required.
  • Support the WRF Programme Manager in the development, monitoring and evidencing of grant awards and claims for woodland creation grant agreement contracts.

To be considered for the role, the successful candidate must have previous experience in a similar role and sound experience pro-actively working with a variety of stakeholders, especially landowners.

Experience and strong familiarity with geographical information systems and public registers is also an essential requirement for the role.

The candidate must also have a working knowledge of developing and monitoring grant awards and contracts.

In return, during your time with WRF, you will receive a competitive rate of pay, 33 days annual leave each year, enhanced sick pay provisions, enrolment into the pension scheme plus other benefits, including working with an experienced and passionate Team.

Please email with a CV and covering letter detailing why you are interested in the role. Hours of work are flexible and negotiable, so please also indicate on your application what number hours of work per week you would be interested in.

There is an urgent requirement for the role so we ask that applications are put forward as soon as possible so that interviews can be  completed as soon as possible for shortlisted candidates.  The final deadline is 2nd January 2023. Post may be extended into a 2 fixed term contract starting from April 2023.

For further information about the role please contact Iwan Downey on 07815496182.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

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