Logo: Surrey Hills

Surrey County Council

Environmental Land Management Adviser

Please visit SCC website for job details here

About the role

The starting salary for this role is £32,173 per annum for working 36 hours per week. This position is offered as a 24-month fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity.

This role is part of the Surrey Hills National Landscape team, hosted by Surrey County Council and working flexibly out of the National Trust Surrey Hills Estate Office at Box Hill and an office location in South West Surrey. The role will support the delivery of the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme across the Surrey Hills and support the Heathland Connections programme as part of the emerging Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) for Surrey.

Key Tasks:

  • To provide a first point of contact between the Surrey Hills National Landscape team and potential applicants to the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme and to support applicants with their applications
  • To provide advice on conservation, land management and access and engagement, to promote high quality applications to the programme.
  • To proactively approach land managers in the western section of the Surrey Hills National Landscape, as part of the Surrey LNRS and the potential for a super Thursley NNR
  • To build partnerships and collaboration between farmers and land managers to bring landscape scale projects forward for funding
  • To support the three existing Surrey Hills Land Management Cluster groups identifying training needs and supporting the provision of training and networking events
  • To help identify access, habitat enhancement and other environmental opportunities, such as natural flood risk solutions, in support of the Surrey Hills Making Space for Nature Recovery Strategy and the emerging Surrey LNRS
  • To support the Farming in Protected Landscapes Local Assessment Panel, including the provision of summary reports and recommendations on applications
  • To ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of support offered under the programme, including the management of multi-year agreements
  • To support project and programme level evaluation

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Keen interest in environmental land management and nature recovery
  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainable/regenerative farming and the management of semi-natural habitats, particularly heathland and chalk downland
  • Strong motivation, drive, initiative and creativity
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to negotiate and build relationships with farmers, land managers and landowners to enable them to collaborate for nature conservation
  • Current UK driving licence
  • Competent with GIS or digital mapping

Contact details

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Thiele by e-mail at

Closing Date: 21/08/2022  Location: Surrey Hills Estate Office, Warren Farm Barns, Headley Lane, Mickleham, Dorking RH5 6DG

See everything from this employer

Get jobs like this by email every day or weekly

Built by Jack Barber in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Visit Herbal Apothecary for herbal practitioner supplies, Sweet Cecily's for natural skincare, BeeVital for propolis health supplements and Future Health Store for whole foods, health supplements, natural & ethical gifts.