Conservation Officer (Adders Up)
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Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
Grade 10 £33,820 to £37,261 p.a. pro rata (Pay Award Pending)
AONB Offices, Stanhope (hybrid working options available)
We are looking to recruit a Conservation Officer until 31 December 2026 to work 22.5 hours who is experienced in developing and managing species conservation and citizen science programmes.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Adders Up is a new three-year National Lottery Heritage Funded project with the following principal activities:
We encourage you to contact Adam Millington, Biodiversity Lead via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal discussion about the role and for access to the Q&A session below.
- Locate adder ‘hotspots’ by engaging audiences new to wildlife recording, including the public, farmers & visitors, plus our extensive social media and volunteer networks.
- Counter the adders’ ‘bad press’ by engaging with schools, and using arts activities, press & social media to engage the public within & beyond the AONB.
- Train volunteers to survey for critical hibernacula & feeding habitat for adders, using the information produced to engage with landowners, volunteers, and the scientific community.
- Secure land management for adders & connectivity of adder populations, prioritising the understanding & consent of landowners from the start. We will build & support ongoing, volunteer-led monitoring for adders and encourage the scientific research required to ensure the correct management decisions are made for adders across the North Pennines.
- Disseminate our work & good practice development on land management, signage, social media messaging, education & arts engagement with networks such as ARGUK, The Wildlife Trusts, and with neighbouring & other protected landscapes.
An online Q&A session will be held on the evening of 21/11/23. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend to find out more about the role, the project, and the work of the North Pennines AONB Partnership.
WHAT WILL I NEED?
You will need a Degree or extensive experience, in ecology, environment, biological sciences, land management, or related subject. You will also have experience of successful working on biodiversity projects and initiatives.
Please refer to the attached person specification for the full criteria.
HOW TO APPLY
In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Applications must be submitted on-line via the Northeast Jobs portal.
Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.
Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday 8 December 2023.
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran.
If you have any support needs or require assistance when applying for this role, please contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email PESREG@durham.gov.uk or telephone 03000 264469 / 264798 / 264764
BENEFITS AND REWARDS
We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days, a government pension scheme and various flexible and hybrid working options (benefits are subject to individual Terms and Conditions).
If you would like to know more, please follow this link: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefits
Durham County Council currently operates a hybrid working policy where a model of 2 days in the workplace and 3 days at home/remote will apply. This model is pro-rated for part time roles and arrangements are at managers discretion, alternatively you can work all of your contracted hours within the workplace if you prefer.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services.
As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.
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