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Biodiversity Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Temporary
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
10/08/2018
Advert End Date:
27/08/2018 23:59
Salary:
Grade 10 £29,909 to £33,136
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Other
Vacancy ID:
178622
Employment Location:
AONB Offices, Stanhope
Post Number:
REAL18-237

Job details 

Closing date:
27 Aug


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Further information

An opportunity has arisen for a Biodiversity Officer to work on an invertebrate-focused wildlife recording and public engagement project on behalf of the North Pennines AONB Partnership, for a period of 12 months.

This is a shared role with an incumbent officer, and responsibilities below will be shared between the two officers. The project runs until the end of December 2020 and this is a 5 day/week contract for 12 months, with the possibility of extension until the end of the project if funding allows

The successful applicant will be expected to:-
• Promote the Cold-blooded & Spineless project, recruit participants, and facilitate and support new groups of invertebrate surveyors.
• Deliver training events and manage data, relating to invertebrate recording and identification.
• Manage the Cold-blooded and Spineless Community Engagement Contractor(s) to ensure the delivery of an effective invertebrate-themed community arts programme
• Liaise with project partners and communicate the results of the project to the public
• Raise funds for elements of the project.
• Ensure appropriate expenditure on elements of the programme within the post-holder’s remit.
• Report, as required, to relevant bodies of the North Pennines AONB Partnership and its partner authorities on issues and action in the North Pennines AONB for which the post-holder is taking the lead.
• Help to ensure that action undertaken within the AONB is consistent with and complementary to the purpose of AONB designation / UNESCO Geopark status.
• Supervise such contractors as may be appointed to develop specific projects within the officer’s main areas of responsibility.
• Undertake other duties as required, consistent with the responsibility level of the post, as directed by the Biodiversity Lead.

Applicants should hold a degree or equivalent, in an ecology, environment, biological science, land management or related subject together with significant experience of successful working on biodiversity projects. They should be well organised, and have significant experience of working with volunteers, community groups and a variety of other partners on partnership projects.

Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday 31st August 2018 in the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s offices in Stanhope.

For further information regarding the post, please contact Andy Lees on 01388 528801 or via email at andy@northpenninesaonb.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION FOR THIS POST WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH NORTH EAST JOBS, INCLUDING YOUR INVITE TO INTERVIEW IF YOU ARE SHORTLISTED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR NOTIFICATION FROM DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK AS YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY ANY OTHER MEANS. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on 03000 262863/267245 or email hrREAL@durham.gov.uk

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