We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced conservationist to join the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team, which is hosted by North Yorkshire County Council as part of its Growth, Planning and Trading Standards Team.
This is a job like no other – you will be part of a small multi-disciplined team working to shape the future of the Howardian Hills AONB. We are highly regarded professionals who are part of a larger network of Protected Landscapes teams.
As our Howardian Hills AONB Project Officer, your role will be to conserve and enhance the AONB specifically through initiating, developing and implementing improvement projects involving partners and stakeholders, providing advice on and influencing management of the AONB, raising community awareness and promoting work accomplished to improve the HH AONB as guided by the Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) and NYCC processes. You will develop and manage relationships with key partners and the community, provide specialist and appropriate advice on matters affecting the AONB, co-ordinate and deliver projects; influencing partners and stakeholders to invest in improvements through external funding and publicise and disseminate best practice examples. You will also be required to work independently under the guidance of the HH AONB Manager.
This post is mainly office based with some home working and the post holder should also be able to make site visits, travel to meetings and attend events outside of normal office hours.
What you will bring
To be successful you will need to have a degree or equivalent in environment management, rural conservation, natural or built heritage or a related subject. You will have knowledge and experience of land management, environment and conservation techniques and/or heritage. Have experience of project management, and developing and implementing practical programmes of work, preferably including contract supervision working to an agreed budget. Be able to demonstrate the ability to research, analyse, and interpret complex information including financial monitoring as well as present information in a format relevant to differing audiences both formal reports and updates, verbally and written. Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to successfully persuade, influence and/or negotiate with others in a range of situations.
As an organisation, we strongly believe in promoting a work life balance, with flexible working opportunities and modern technology. You may also benefit from homeworking. You will have access to some great benefits via our everybody benefit’s scheme such as shopping discounts, home technology and green car salary sacrifice schemes, financial wellbeing and health assured and our employee assistance programme to assist with your health and wellbeing. You will also have access to our local government pension scheme, a generous plan for your retirement with the option to increase your monthly contribution if you so wish. For more information on the benefits we offer please see our Total Rewards Brochure.
If you would like to know more about our position please contact Estelle Hook via email@example.com or 07890 051137.
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