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Title: Conservation Project Supervisor
Closing Date: 20/05/18
Location: North West England
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000
Employer: Conservation Contracts North West
Website: http://www.ccnw.info

 

What we do

Conservation Contracts North West is a professional environmental contracting and consulting service specialising in habitat management on all aspects of sensitive projects across the North West of England. We provide an integrated and comprehensive service for local authorities, government agencies, commercial clients, community groups, utility companies and land owners, working in partnership to improve our environment.  

 

Role Specification:  

  • To work and supervise a small team, carrying out mid to large scale programmes of practical environmental conservation projects within the North West region
  • Carry out maintenance tasks (footpaths, fencing, walls, grass cutting, hedge cutting etc.) in line with job sheets
  • Install, upgrade or maintain countryside and rights of way access paths, gates, fences, stiles, signage
  • Invasive Species management and treatment, primarily Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and occasionally Giant Hogweed
  • Tree and hedge planting
  • Habitat management and creation
  • Scheduled and one-off litter-picking, bin emptying and fly-tipping clearance  
  • Liaise with clients to deliver high quality practical environmental conservation projects which contribute toward targets within the CCNW Strategic Plan and Local Operational Plans   
  • In partnership with the Operations Manager and the Stock Person to be responsible for safe use, operation and storage of CCNW’s resources (premises, vehicles, uniform, PPE, machinery, tools, equipment and stocks of materials) and for ensuring they are maintained, serviced and replaced as appropriate
  • To carry out and be responsible of all site specific risk assessments and follow generic risk assessments at all times on all work projects
  • Ensure that all practical work is carried out to a high standard and adhering to Health & Safety policies and procedures, site specific instructions and instruction from Operations Manager
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties required to perform the job role and to assist the management team in achieving CCNW’s Objectives
  • To assist the Operations Manager in effectively communicating company policies, practices and procedures to junior staff
  • Wear company presentable branded uniform and PPE and represent the company in a responsible and mature manner at all times (including when using company vehicles) and when communicating using company telephones and using company email accounts

 

Post requirements

  • Practical or relevant qualification in conservation/ countryside/ environmental practices or relevant up to date experience
  • PA1,6 & 6a spraying, brushcutter and/or chainsaw certification an advantage
  • Be able to lead a team on a wide variety of projects
  • Have an active interest in the outdoor environment
  • Knowledge of UK native vegetation
  • Must be physically fit and able to work in all weathers and at isolated sites
  • Have a full driving licence that enables you to drive in the UK and have access to private transport
  • Ensure jobs are completed to specification and on time.  

 

What do we offer?

  • Starting salary on a scale £18,000-£20,000 p.a. (depending on qualifications and experience)
  • Company Vehicle (work use only unless otherwise specified)
  • 29 days leave
  • Staff support/Training
  • Uniform

 

For more information and to apply email gc@ccnw.info   

 

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