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Logo: Hertfordshire County CouncilLand Management Projects Officer

Salary Range: £23,866 pa progressing to £29,055 pa dependent on skills & experience

Location: Hertford

Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Fixed Term until 31/3/2020 (with possible extension subject to funding)

Job Number HCC09977

 

About you:

 

  • A full current driving licence is essential
  • Demonstrable track record in the areas of countryside management, greenspace development or delivery of green infrastructure
  • Ability to secure funds, manage contractors and sell ideas

 

About us:

 

Established in 1975, Hertfordshire’s Countryside Management Service was one of the first initiatives of its type in the UK. A recent restructure has brought the service together with our Rights of Way teams creating the Countryside and Rights of Way Service.

 

Together we work in partnership with landowners and communities to manage our access network and develop projects that enhance the environment for people and wildlife. We also provide opportunities for informal recreation through leading events and guided walks, promoting cycle routes linking towns and the countryside and devising site based leaflets and interpretation. Our current project portfolio includes a considerable range of work across a number of key sites and habitats including: woodland management at a range of scales, heathland restoration in Hertfordshire’s only NNR, chalk river restoration and developing old railway lines as non-motorised transport routes.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Providing a professional land management advisory service to our partners
  • Writing management plans for Green Flag Award winning greenspaces
  • Securing funds from external providers
  • Producing specifications, procuring works and managing delivery through contractors
  • Working collaboratively with our Access and Communities Teams to support a diverse portfolio of activity

 

Benefits:

 

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent career development potential
  • Salary exchange for additional benefits
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Occupational maternity/paternity and adoption pay
  • A range of wellbeing and reward schemes

 

Please note: as part of this role you will be required to travel to visit other areas out in the community. You will also be required to attend meetings at other sites other than your own work base. In light of this, regular access to a car is required for this role

 

To find out more or discuss this stimulating, varied and worthwhile challenge, please visit our website, Facebook page -  or call Lee Tyson on 01992 588433.

 

To apply please click here

 

Closing Date: 28th June 2018
Interviews: w.c. 2nd July 2018 

 

 

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