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Project Development & Research Officer 

Closing Date: June 24 2019

Interviews to be held: early July 2019

Location: Sheffield & North Lincs. (Brigg)

Hours: 18.5 hrs per week (50% fte) (flexible - some weekend & evening work necessary)

Salary: Negotiable around £18K to £24K pro rata plus agreed work-related expenses

Employer: South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group, Sheffield, but will consider self-employed applicant.



Our ‘Re-discovering and re-wilding a lost landscape: Lincolnshire the Ancholme Valley’ project, funded thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is set to run over the next two years. It will work with local people to peel back the layers of history to discover hidden landscape heritage and biodiversity combined with research into memories and reminiscences of recent landscape change, and the drainage of once-extensive wetlands. The outputs include text, audio, maps and visual interpretations available on a new project website. We seek an individual to manage and develop the project going forwards. The part-time post for approximately twenty-two months will work with and support volunteers, part-time staff, and specialist advisors to carry out the project. The project officer will be supported by a steering group and members of the SYBRG committee.


Role responsibilities:

  • Lead / report on project activities: Manage / monitor.
  • Set up / run focused activities and events.
  • Liaise with partners / stakeholders.
  • Lead / report on progress / outcomes


Person specification:

  • Educated to relevant degree-level or equivalent with relevant qualification in ecology & wildlife recording.
  • Knowledge of local history / oral history research an advantage. 
  • Computer literate and familiar with GPS / GIS applications.
  • Ability to work in a team and as an individual.
  • Current full driving licence an advantage.
  • Unsocial hours / weekends.


The post will be based in Sheffield but operating in the project area in North Lincolnshire. Suitable job share would be considered. Applications should be made by CV with a covering letter outlining suitability for the role. These should be sent by post to Christine Handley Venture House 103 Arundel Street Sheffield S1 2NT or emailed to: Christine, at Christine@hallamec.plus.com 




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