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Green Infrastructure Delivery Officer (Planning)

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Green Infrastructure Delivery Officer (Planning)

  • Location:

    Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Town Planning

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Ben Hitchman

  • Contact email:

    Ben.hitchman@carringtonwest.com

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 027

  • Job ref:

    27312

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    3 Years

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-30

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Green Infrastructure Delivery Project Officer
Contract Length - 3 Years
Daily/Hourly Rate - Negotiable
 
This is an exciting time to join our Local Authority client following the Council's announcement of the Climate Emergency and its commitment to deliver a number of projects to help tackle climate change.
 
One of these projects involves ambitious plans to plant 250,000 trees in the district over the next 5 years and the Council is therefore seeking an experienced project manager, to work in the Council's Green Infrastructure team, to coordinate and deliver this project.
 
As part of the proposals to deliver this number of new trees, as well as maintain the Council's existing stock of trees, the project will also include the development of a Council Tree Strategy, this will set out how the Council could maximise the wide range of benefits that trees and woods can deliver in relation to health, amenity, climate change, and water management. The project will also develop and implement funding streams from the emerging Biodiversity Net Gain, Woodland Carbon Code, Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) and Woodland Creation Grants.
 
About You
As the successful applicant, you will have a background in project management and experience in managing budgets, stakeholder engagement and contract management.
·Project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2 / APM) and/or significant project management experience.
·Ability to engage and liaise with residents, local councillors, landowners, and other internal teams.
·Strong report writing skills in order to provide progress update reports to internal teams and the Executive committee as well as external funding bodies.
 
Desirable knowledge/experience
·Basic arboriculturally and ecological requirements in terms of survey requirements for legislative compliance.
·Understanding of Biodiversity Net Gain, Woodland Carbon Code & Environmental Land Management Scheme requirements
·Experience or understanding of grant funding and other external funding opportunities and application processes.
·Knowledge of Natural England and Environment Agency policies and procedures
 
A job description is available for further information.
 
Carrington West are willing to offer a competitive rate, either daily or hourly, so please get in touch with requirements.
 
To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Ben Hitchman on 02393876027