Stronger Shores Development/Delivery Manager (INTERNAL ONLY)
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Closed for applications on 16/09/2021 12:00
Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks
Town Hall, South Shields
This post is restricted to current employees of the Council
Stronger Shores Development/Delivery Manager
(Town Hall, South Shields)
Fixed Term Contract for 2 Years (Secondment Opportunity)
Stronger and more frequent storm events along with projected sea level rise, mean that coastal communities in the UK are increasingly vulnerable to the effects of coastal erosion and flood risk. The UK seeks to be a world-leader in tackling the climate and biodiversity crises, and government policy and strategy signals an appetite for harnessing the power of nature-based solutions to flooding and coastal resilience.
At present, the use of marine nature-based solutions to coastal resilience are limited in the UK. The eroding north east coastline was identified as an ideal location for testing and demonstrating practical actions to restore and monitor marine habitats for their coastal protection value and a funding bid was submitted at the beginning of the year. The Council was successful in securing £6.4m of funding from the Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (DEFRA) for this 6 year regional project. The project – ‘Stronger Shores – Marine Habitats Protecting Coastal Communities’ – involves the restoration and monitoring of sub-tidal habitats, such as sea grass, kelp and oyster beds, for their coastal protection value as well as the associated benefits of carbon capture, biodiversity gain and improved water quality.
South Tyneside is the lead authority for this regional scheme and is looking for an experienced and passionate Delivery Manager to drive this innovative project forward. Experience of delivering successful and innovative large-scale projects and partnership working is essential. Along with proven experience of staff and budget management and experience of developing and overseeing communication plans and community engagement. Additionally work experience in coastal erosion, adaptation and management is required.
As this is a secondment opportunity please seek agreement from your line manager before applying.
Closing date: Noon, Thursday 16 September 2021.
This job is closed for applications.