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Logo: Devon County Council - EU InterregProject Manager (Connecting the Culm)

£32,029 - £35,934

Fixed term, full time

Blackdown Hills AONB (Devon/Somerset border) 


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative Project Manager to lead one of eight regional delivery projects across the UK and Europe, as part of an EU Interreg 2 Seas Co-Adapt (to climate change) Programme.  The regional project is entitled Connecting the Culm (CTC).


The CTC budget is £1 million over 3 years (the length of this fixed term post). The projectís main elements include the co-design of a whole catchment model to guide the installation of demonstration nature based solutions via co-creation with communities and stakeholders. Such multi-objective solutions to restore natural processes and attenuate flows (that will be installed through the project) include wetland mire restoration, reconnecting floodplains and other natural flood management/ working with natural processes interventions.


The area encompasses the headwaters of the river catchment in the Blackdown Hills AONB near Hemyock (on the Devon/Somerset border) and then downstream to Cullompton (subject to a large new development proposal), National Trustís Killerton estate and the confluence with the river Exe on the edge of Exeter city in Devon.


You will be required to co-ordinate and oversee the practical delivery of the project outputs, largely through managing large contracts. Two of these contracts will be for full-time specialists in Nature Based Solutions and Co-creation. Co-creation is a key thread through the Co-Adapt Programme and this ethos will be expected to be embedded across the partnership, both locally and across UK and EU partners as well as with local communities and the landowning community.


You will be an excellent communicator willing to share and learn across the Co-Adapt partners and beyond. Using your innate ability to horizon scan, you will lead the co-creation of a 25 year Blueprint for the river Culm catchment that looks past the end of Co-Adapt and forms part of a toolkit, embedding adaptive and resilience planning into the plans, strategies and priorities of decision makers and other stakeholders, underpinned by a growing movement of community advocates who actively engage in the future of their catchment.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


This role requires a DBS disclosure.


This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.


Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.


To apply for the role please click here 


Closing date: 18th April 2019

Interview date: 30th April 2019 



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