COAST Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/10/2020 23:59
Grade 5 (17-22) £24,491 - £27,041
Job Category:
Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre and agile working
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Closing date:
19 Oct
Further Information

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the COAST team at Sunderland City Council where you will play a key role in helping to manage recreational pressure from new development on protected wildlife and habitats associated with the designated European Sites found at the coast.

In this interesting role, you’ll have a broad remit, which will include education of users, monitoring and enforcement. You’ll maintain an on-site presence to inform users of these protected sites, to raise awareness of their nature conservation importance and encourage responsible behaviour.

Effective public engagement is critical to the success of this role, as you’ll also need to actively work with the local community to gather evidence on user activities, effects on wildlife and the effectiveness of mitigation measures. Developing a compelling social media presence is also key, increasing public appreciation of the coastal wildlife and support for it.

We seek a candidate who combines an excellent understanding of ecological issues and a deep commitment to nature conservation with the tact, diplomacy and assertiveness to influence people’s behaviour, pursuing enforcement action when required. You will have experience of ecological survey work, habitat and access management as well as public engagement, and will have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
This is a full-time post and there will be a requirement for the post holder to work some weekends, early mornings, evenings and some bank holidays throughout the year. Whilst this is a full time position some flexibility may be possible.

You’ll also need a driving license and be able to travel as required (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Claire Dewson on 07584 530299 for an informal discussion or email

Closing date 19th October 2020

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact Operational HR Services by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

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This job is closed for applications.