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Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales)

Lost Peatlands Community Health and Wellbeing Officer

Salary: 22,178 pro rata

Based in Neath Port Talbot/Rhondda Cynon Taf, either home working or hosted by Neath Port Talbot Council.

1-year Fixed Term Contract Starting September 2019  (possible extension dependent on funding).

Part-time 3 days/week.


Funding has been secured from National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver the Lost Peatlands of South Wales Project, a partnership project with Neath Port Talbot Council, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Natural Resources Wales, Coed Lleol and Swansea University. This is the development phase of a multi-disciplinary project, looking to deliver a landscape-scale upland restoration across the Upper Afan and Rhondda Fawr Valleys, and encouraging use of the area as a community resource, wildlife habitat and visitor destination.


Applications are invited for the post of Lost Peatlands Community Health and Wellbeing Officer. The post holder will help develop the project, working with the project team to prepare a second round funding application (delivery phase 4-year). The post holder will lead on developing programmes of health and wellbeing activities, including running pilot programmes, working with and establishing relationships with health providers and developing a social green prescribing approach for the communities in the area.


Job Purpose:

  • Working in partnership with project lead NPT council, to coordinate a programme of outdoor health activities for both adults and families with children, as part of the Lost Peatlands project in the Neath Port Talbot / Rhondda Cynon Taf area.
  • To disseminate expertise and knowledge among activity leaders and stakeholders, by coordinating project seminars, training events, conferences and meetings, locally.
  • To raise the profile of Coed Lleol and the Lost Peatlands project through project publicity, promotion and outreach including website/social media publicity for the local area.


Enquiries/ further information: Ceri Williams, ceriwilliams@smallwoods.org.uk, 01654 700061 ext.22, www.coedlleol.org.uk/about-us/jobs


Deadline: 9am 6th August 2019, Interviews 15th August 2019


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