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Norfolk County Council

Nature Recovery Officer

£27,741 to £29,577 per annum

Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 30 November 2022

37 hours per week

Location: County Hall, Norwich

The Environment Service has an exciting and broad ranging role leading the Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative, launched in 2008 to promote a more strategic and co-ordinated approach to the management of invasive alien species (IAS) in the county. Responsible for delivering project work around IAS in Norfolk, the postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative, promoting the prevention, early detection and control/eradication of IAS.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated professional aspiring to play an essential role in the delivery of this project. You will lead on the coordination and reporting of all aspects of the Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative delivery programmes, contributing to delivery of the Norfolk Environmental Policy and in line with the Defra 25 Year Plan for the Environment.

Key focus areas include:

  • Co-ordinate and report on all aspects of the Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative delivery programmes
  • Ensure that the objectives and targets of the Norfolk Non-native Species Action Plan are delivered in a timely and effective manner.
  • Monitor project budgets
  • Deliver invasive species surveys, data collection, management plans and progress reports, working closely with members of the Environment Service
  • Raise awareness of the risks and impacts associated with invasive alien species

Partnership working with local, regional and national cross-sector stakeholders is a key element of this position. Collaboration and best practice exchange with international partners may also be required, building on implementation of several large, high-profile initiatives previously funded by EU LIFE, EU Interreg, Defra, Environment Agency, Natural England, Inland Drainage Boards and Broads Authority.

Current projects include Norfolk Mink project, eradication of Floating Pennywort on River Waveney and North Walsham and Dilham canal, and Wensum Catchment Himalayan Balsam eradication project.

For more information or an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Martin Horlock (Environment Manager, Information and Partnerships) via
or by telephone on 01603 224458.

All our office-based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be County Hall, Norwich.

Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.

For further details and how to apply: click here

Closing date: 18 October 2021.

Interviews will take place via video technology.

Closing Date: 18/10/2021  Location: County Hall, Norfolk

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