Suffolk County Council - Ipswich IP1 2BX
£36,298 - £38,083 per annum (pro rata for part time)
37 hours per week
Fixed term / Secondment 2 years (possible 1 year extension subject to funding)
Closing date: 11.30pm, 26 March 2023
We are committed to offering and supporting you with flexible working options for this role.
We welcome applications from everyone. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from minority ethnic and minority sexual orientation groups because they are under-represented in this Directorate and/or the Council.
This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of the Nature Recovery Partnership for Norfolk and Suffolk, working at the forefront of developing new strategies and initiatives to help shape and realise landscape scale nature recovery across the region.
You will be based with Suffolk County Council’s (SCC) Natural and Historic Environment Team but working closely with Norfolk County Council’s Environment Team. You will have the ability to work flexibly from different locations across the two counties.
We’re looking for someone with a passion to foster collaboration and build alliances that can deliver nature recovery at scale across the two counties. You will have the vision to spot opportunities, the awareness and understanding of natural capital and nature-based solutions to recognise and develop effective ideas, and the skills and aptitude to support and grow our Nature Recovery Partnership.
If this sounds like you then we would love to speak to you. Contact us for an informal chat, see below.
Your role and responsibilities
You will need:
You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (docx). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.
You will be working as part of large, multi-disciplinary teams within both County Councils as well as through the Nature Recovery Partnership. You will be working alongside knowledgeable and committed professionals within a supportive, learning environment. There will be opportunities to contribute to wider initiatives and programmes, particularly where potential synergies with this role exist. You will be able to set learning and development goals and be supported in achieving those.
We will offer you:
Travel and workplace requirements
We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you may need to operate across a wide and rural area, so it would be beneficial for you to either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.
This role supports hybrid working, a broadly even balance between working from home and working from an office base. Please speak with the contact detailed below if you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements.
For more information
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:
If you are considering applying for a secondment, please read the secondment policy and ensure you have sought permission to apply before completing your application.
How to apply:
To apply and for further details, please click here
Closing date: 11.30pm, 26 March 2023.
Interview date: 13 and 14 April 2023.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.
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Closing Date: 26/03/2023 Location: Ipswich IP1 2BX
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