Surrey County Council
Environmental Land Management Adviser
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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.
- 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
For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Thiele by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: 21/08/2022 Location: Surrey Hills Estate Office, Warren Farm Barns, Headley Lane, Mickleham, Dorking RH5 6DG