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Logo: Neath Port Talbot County Borough CouncilPost Ref: HRA15484/7200 Lost Peatlands Project Manager

Post Ref: HRA15485/7199 Lost Peatlands Ecologist

1-year Fixed Term Contracts Starting September 2019.

Full time at 37 hours / week (with possibility of extension dependent on securing further funding)

Salaries for both: Grade 8 28,785 - 32,878 per annum


Countryside and Wildlife Team, The Quays, Baglan Energy Park, Briton Ferry, Neath


Applications are invited for the posts of Lost Peatlands Project Manager and Lost Peatlands Ecologist, within the Countryside and Wildlife Team of Neath Port Talbot Council. We have secured funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver the Lost Peatlands of South Wales Project, a partnership project with 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.


The Project Manager will be responsible for supervision of the project team, leading on the preparation of the second round (4-year delivery phase) application and development of the project to deliver habitat restoration, management, community and school engagement and professional training, and ensuring the grant requirements are met.  The Ecologist will lead on ecological/peatland surveys, preparation of management plans and design of the habitat restoration works.


The post holders will be expected to work with a range of partners and stakeholders, and to build on working relationships within the organisation(s) to further the aims of the project.  The post holders will need a good understanding of landscape-scale restoration projects, whilst the Ecologist will also need the knowledge and skills to be able to design and implement habitat restoration, including peatland restoration.


This is an ambitious project and we are looking for two motivated individuals to drive this project forward.  The Project Manager, in particular, will need to be highly organised and competent in delivery of grant funded projects, with the ability to take a strategic and visionary approach to future delivery beyond this current funding round. 


Candidates must also have the ability to travel to site and to attend meetings as necessary. 


The post requires a degree or equivalent in in an environmental subject with an ecological/conservation basis.


Job share considered.


For an informal discussion, please contact Rebecca Sharp, Ecologist on 01639 686149 or email r.sharp@npt.gov.uk


You may apply online, download an application pack or contact the HR Recruitment Team by e-mail at jobs@npt.gov.uk or by telephone (01639) 686837 quoting the post title and reference number.  Interview dates are provisionally set for 12th and 14th August.


Closing date:   12noon 1st August 2019


Welsh: Desirable (Project Manager)




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