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Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Community Officer - Green Spaces

37 hours, Permanent

Location: The Beresford Centre, Basingstoke

£30,451 - £33,782 per annum

Are you passionate about, encouraging and supporting communities to become involved in practical conservation? Can you support local groups in managing their local green spaces?

The Parks & Street Scene team is looking for someone that is energetic and community-focused to support the council's vision for protecting and enhancing the natural environment.

The role is to support the development of green spaces by building and maintaining strong working relationships with community groups, local residents, and voluntary and statutory agencies to encourage community involvement and engagement in green spaces owned by the borough council.

The role also involves some practical delivery of conservation tasks supporting conservation groups with bigger tasks that require additional hands-on support.

You will have experience of supporting community conservation groups who are involved in the management of green spaces, helping build their capacity to maximise the use of green spaces and make a significant long term impact for local residents and nature.

You will demonstrate a range of effective communication and practical conservation skills and show a flexible approach to facilitating communities. This includes problem-solving, planning and developing lasting initiatives that meet local needs, and support groups to become self-sustaining.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council offer a wide range of benefits, including a generous leave entitlement, access to discounts at nationwide retailers through our 'B Rewarded' discount site, flexible working, healthcare cash plan, pension scheme and much more.

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the 'Two Ticks' scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

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Please note we do not accept CV's

Closing Date: 14/11/2021  Location: Basingstoke

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