Stafford Borough & Cannock Chase District Councils

Cannock Chase SAC Project Officer

Grade H (SCP 24 – 28) £28,672 – £32,234
13 Oct 2021
08 Nov 2021
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Cannock Chase SAC Project Officer (DPP301)

Grade H (SCP 24 – 28) £28,672 – £32,234 37 hours per week, fixed term contract until 11 June 2024 Plus National Essential Car User Allowance £963 Per annum

Background: Are you passionate about conservation and public engagement? Do you want to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country? Cannock Chase in Staffordshire is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with the majority of its 1,281 ha Site of Special Scientific Interest being a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), and is designated principally for its heathland habitats. The Cannock Chase SAC Partnership is looking to recruit a key individual who is enthusiastic and highly motivated about conservation and public engagement. Due to the scale and distribution of recreation impacts affecting the Cannock Chase SAC, a Partnership was formed in 2010 comprising Local Authorities and advisory bodies such as Natural England, the AONB team and the Forestry England.

The Cannock Chase Partnership has since developed a detailed programme of mitigation which now needs to be implemented through project delivery (Strategic Access Management and Monitoring Measures (SAMMM)). Cannock Chase SAC Project Officer As the Project Officer you will develop and deliver a programme of mitigation projects (SAMMM)) for the Cannock Chase SAC Partnership in order to meet statutory legal duties through the Habitat Regulations.

You will report on progress to the Cannock Chase SAC Partnership and be responsible for all aspects of the project delivery and oversee visitor engagement. Having a countryside management background, ideally related to heathland sites you will have recent experience of project management, be confident in delivering projects for key stakeholders and accurate in financial reporting.


Further Information: If you are looking for an interesting and varied role in an outstanding natural environment within a friendly and professional team this is the opportunity for you.

We offer attractive benefits and conditions including a salary based pension scheme, payment of professional fees, free staff parking, flexi-time, training and development opportunities. The starting salary for this fixed term position until June 2024 is dependent on qualifications and experience.

For an informal discussion please call Alex Yendole on 07800 619530.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website at:


Closing date for completed applications:  Monday 8 November 2021

Interviews will be held: 25 & 26 November 2021

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