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Nature Recovery Liaison Officer

Employer
Staffordshire County Council
Location
Stafford
Salary
£36648 - £41418
Closing date
14 Feb 2024
Reference
staffscc/TP/871/1646

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Environment / Conservation
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Do you want to play a key role supporting nature's recovery in Staffordshire?

We are looking for a liaison officer to work with farmers, landowners, partners and residents to help develop a new Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. 

Based with our Environment & Countryside Service and working with the Nature Recovery Partnership, this varied role will involve engaging with people across the area, gathering and analysing data and insight to help shape future priorities for wildlife conservation. 

This is a fixed-term appointment until April 2025 

Main Responsibilities

Main responsibilities include:

  • Support development of the Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Staffordshire and Stoke, working with partners and stakeholders.
  • Liaising with farmers and landowners to gather views and information and to discuss delivery mechanisms to support nature recovery.
  • Raising awareness of the importance of nature recovery and how people can get involved.
  • Gather evidence, data and insight to inform nature recovery priorities across the area.
  • Organise events, surveys and activities.
The Ideal Candidate

Your good understanding of environmental policy and management, nature recovery and farming practice will provide the foundation for this role, with your key skills in engagement, communication and gathering and interpreting data. A general understanding of strategy development and organising events would be beneficial, and the ability to undertake field visits will be essential.

For further information about this role please contact Sarah Bentley sarah.bentley@staffordshire.gov.uk

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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