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Local Nature Recovery Strategy Officer

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County Hall, Matlock/Hybrid
Salary details
Grade 12 £41,765 - £45,149 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to funding 2 years from start date
37 hours per week
Closing Date
10 December 2023
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Local Nature Recovery Strategy Officer

Matlock/Hybrid working – full time, fixed-term post for 2 years

£41,795 - £45,149  - Plus market leading package (see below)

We are accepting CV’s for this position so it’s easier than ever to apply! Just click on “Apply for this job”, register and upload your CV and cover letter (see below).

Are you an experienced project manager? Do you have a passion for the natural environment and working with stakeholders? Could you be the person to help create a Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Derbyshire and Derby?

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and committed individual to lead our work developing a Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Derbyshire.

You will work with a wide range of partners and stakeholders including other local authorities, conservation organisations, landowners, statutory bodies to establish the strategic framework for nature recovery in Derbyshire. Your practical project management experience and passion for the natural environment will enable you to lead the creation of a Strategy that will coordinate nature recovery across the county and facilitate the appropriate delivery of Biodiversity Net Gain through the planning system, as well as the targeting of environmental stewardship schemes.

You will be joining a multi-disciplinary environmental team and have a manager and other colleagues who are supportive and keen to facilitate your delivery of this project.

What will I be doing:

  • Working with partners and stakeholders to understand their ambitions for nature recovery across Derby and Derbyshire.
  • Using a wide variety of national and local data sources as well as access to specialists and experts to understand the current environmental quality and character of the county
  • Interpreting this information to develop a collective understanding of the capacity for environmental change, prioritising and targeting action to the most appropriate and beneficial areas
  • Leading the production of a Strategy that encapsulates the above to inform an ambitious yet deliverable agenda for nature recovery in Derbyshire
  • Represent the LNRS partnership and process at meetings, workshops, and stakeholder groups as well as within Board meetings, Steering Groups and meetings of core partners, as well as communicating the strategy to the public.

This list is not exhaustive, take a look at our comprehensive job profile for more detail.

What skills and experience do you need to have:

  • Be enthusiastic, versatile and self-motivated with the ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to work confidently with a wide variety of stakeholders, partners and external agencies
  • Experience of managing projects, working under pressure to deliver projects on time and on budget
  • A sound understanding of environmental issues and priorities, nature conservation and biodiversity, and environmental policy in England.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate with and influence a wide variety of audiences, and to produce effective written reports, publications, press releases and more

What we offer you: 

  • 27 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service, plus 9 bank holidays
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Access to a comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • and much more!

Our Conservation, Heritage and Design Service is contractually based in Matlock, Derbyshire, but as part of our Modern Ways of Working programme we are currently working on a hybrid basis with opportunity for blended office and homeworking.  There'll be an opportunity to discuss future working arrangements at interview.

We're always pleased to hear from talented people so if you're looking to join a dynamic team and have the skills and experience we're looking for, then we'd like to hear from you.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role, get in touch with Tom French Tom.French@derbyshire.gov.uk or Adam Lathbury adam.lathbury@derbyshire.gov.uk

Provisional Interview Dates: 18 December 2023

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here