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Area of Natural Beauty Wild Purbeck Project Coordinator
Temporary until 31 March 2023 - Part time 18.50 hours
£24,799 - £28,785
The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team is looking for an engaging self-starter to join them on a 3-year, fixed term basis to coordinate and support landscape and access enhancement in Purbeck. This post is alongside 4 others in the team working on dedicated projects, managed and supported by a core team of 6.
The Dorset AONB Team is the dedicated staff team for the AONB partnership, hosted by Dorset Council. The Partnership comprises Natural England, Dorset Council and various representatives of landowners, farmers, tourism providers, local communities, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the biodiversity sector.
The Project Coordinator role has no direct staff management responsibility although is likely to be 'soft-managing' e.g. community projects, and possibly responsible for contractors and volunteers when required.
What you will be doing
The purpose of AONB designation is to conserve and enhance the area's natural beauty. As part of a planning agreement with the operators of the Wytch Farm oilfield, a compensation fun was established (£1.7M) to be used for projects which strengthen landscape character and enhance non-car access in the area affected by the oilfield's extended operation. Find out more about it on the Dorset AONB website https://www.dorsetaonb.org.uk/resource/wytch-farm-fund/
A panel of representatives of the AONB team, Dorset Councils's mineral planners, Countryside Rangers and Natural Environment Team, and the Wytch Farm operator Perenco makes recommendations to Dorset Council for the allocation of this fund, responding to applications made to it.
the Project Coordinatior's roles are to:
You will be well-organised, financially literate and have good written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of ecology and experience of designing conservation projects is required. You will also have experience of managing a grant scheme and partnership working with NGOs, landowners and community groups.
Please download the Context Statement, Job Description and Person Specification for full details of position advertised.
This is a part time position (18.5 hours / week) fixed term for 36 months due to restricted funding. It is based in County Hall, Dorchester, but will require site visits and travel to meetings etc: a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is required.
Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
The post reports to Tom Munro, AONB Manager who can be contact on email@example.com / 01305 228237 before 2pm Friday 14 February if you have any further questions about the post.
Closing date: Sunday 23 February
Interview date: Thursday 27 February
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