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Norfolk Rivers Trust

Project Officer - Landscape Recovery North Norfolk

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Title: Project Officer – Landscape Recovery North Norfolk

Employer: Norfolk Rivers Trust

Purpose: To work alongside our current Landscape Recovery Project Officer to develop land management plans, design restoration projects, undertake ecological surveys and liaise with landowners throughout North Norfolk.

Reports to: North Norfolk Catchments Team Leader.

Location: Office at Bayfield near Holt. Visits across Norfolk, Cam and Ely Ouse (CamEO) and potentially further afield

Job term: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, 1-year fixed term with potential for extension if funding becomes available.

Annual Leave Entitlement: 25 days plus 8 days bank holidays pro rata

Salary details: Grade 2 £28,000 – £32,000 (9% Employer Pension Contribution)

Norfolk Rivers Trust (NRT) are currently looking for a committed individual to join us as the Project Officer for Landscape Recovery. In collaboration with Norfolk County Council, Natural England, and Holkham Estate, we're part way through a pilot project under Defra’s Landscape Recovery program, spanning an initial two-year period. The applicant would be joining us 1 year into the project.

As part of the role, you'll collaborate and assist the NRT senior landscape recovery officer to engage with and visit landowners across the North Norfolk catchments of the Hun, Burn, Stiffkey, Glaven and Weybourne Beck. You'll also work closely with the NRT team, as well as the Landscape Recovery Team from Natural England, Norfolk County Councils, and other partners. Together, you'll analyse findings and develop comprehensive plans for a 20-year implementation phase, advancing the Landscape Recovery initiative.

Candidates with knowledge of habitats, land use management, aquatic species, landowner engagement, and river hydrology and morphology are highly encouraged to apply.

Job description

In this role, the successful candidate will be devising restoration projects, drafting landscape management plans, and conducting ecological surveys. This involves assessing habitats and surveying for key species such as water voles and white-clawed crayfish, and fish employing methods like electrofishing. There will also be a strong admin side to the role, maintaining databases and liaising with landowners.

The successful candidate will also contribute to the broader efforts of the NRT team, assisting with communication outputs and undertaking any other duties as required. Given the nature of the role, regular travel across Norfolk for visits and meetings will be necessary, with travel expenses reimbursed at 0.45p per mile when not traveling to the NRT Head Office.

Closing Date: 26/06/2024  Location: Norfolk

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