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Cornwall Council

Senior Programme Officer - Forest for Cornwall (Planting at scale)

Ref: 21000251

Location: Truro, Cornwall

Salary: £29,395 - £36,921

In January 2019, Cornwall Council declared a Climate Emergency and following the development and adoption of the Carbon Neutral Cornwall Action Plan in July of that year launched the Forest for Cornwall.

The Forest for Cornwall aims to enable and empower the people of Cornwall to take action to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies by helping our residents, businesses and communities create a new treescape through the establishment of 8000 hectares of new trees, hedgerows and woodlands across Cornwall.

As the Senior Programme Officer for planting at scale the role holder will work as the lead officer within the team with particular responsibility for driving delivery of existing projects and developing new streams of activity with a focus on enabling landowners, businesses and farmer to plant across Cornwall to aid nature’s recovery as part of implementing natural climate and flood management solutions.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

This is a fixed term contract to March 2023 due to additional funding.

This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.

In addition to this position we are also seeking a Senior Programme Officer - Forest for Cornwall (Urban & Community) Ref 21000253.

We are open to discussion about flexible working.

Closing Date: 28/11/2021

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Closing Date: 28/11/2021  Location: Truro, Cornwall

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