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Environment Support Officer (Devon Maritime Forum and Devon Local Nature Partnership)

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   England (South West)
Town/City   County Hall, Exeter EX2 4QD
Salary   £17,764 per annum. Fixed term, full time
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   First Level
Deadline   17/06/2018
Company Name   Devon County Council
Contact Name  
Website   Further Details / Applications
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A graduate is sought as an Environment Support Officer at Devon County Council in Exeter. This role is to help coordinate the Devon Maritime Forum (DMF) and Devon Local Nature Partnership (DLNP), leading on communication (events, social media,) as well as developing projects. This GBP is for 6 months.

The post is hosted by Devon County Council’s Environment Team which is based at County Hall, Exeter and includes a range of specialist officers covering issues relating to ecology, marine and estuaries, landscapes, flooding, historic environment, AONBs and energy.  Devon County Council hosts the Devon Maritime Forum and the Devon Local Nature Partnership.

Devon Maritime Forum is an independent, not-for-profit partnership organization which brings together organisations and individuals who have a stake in marine and coastal issues in Devon.  For more information see https://www.devonmaritimeforum.org.uk/ 

Devon Local Nature Partnership (Natural Devon) was established ~ five years ago and is an umbrella body which aims to bring together those with an interest in securing the economic and social benefits of a healthy natural environment.  The Partnership has ~ 1000 Forum members, is led by a Board, and managed by the County Ecologist at Devon County Council. For more information see www.naturaldevon.org.uk 

Whilst the intern will be hosted by DCC they will be working with a wide range of organisations and individuals across the county, including:  Plymouth University Marine Institute, South West Water, Devon Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Woodland Trust, Active Devon, National Parks, AONBs, Forestry Commission, Buglife, Parishes, Local Authorities, the Voluntary and Community Sector.

Duties will include planning and overseeing the staging of a DMF autumn or winter conference, compiling and circulating regular newsletters and other relevant updates for DMF/LNP members and leading on wider DMF/LNP communications, including updating websites social media and responding to queries.  The appointee will also be involved in supporting the coordination and implementation of the LNP’s Sustainable Seas Action Plan’ on behalf of the DMF, supporting the coordination of other LNP initiatives such as the Naturally Healthy campaign, Special Species and the 2019 Year of Action and progressing other DMF/LNP projects and activities in liaison with the Steering Groups / Board.

You will be an enthusiastic graduate with excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to take complex subjects and turn into succinct plain English articles for a range of audiences.  Applicants will also have excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, experience of writing newsletters, articles, editing websites, and using social media, and be comfortable using Microsoft tools like Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. In addition, applicants will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines, and the ability to work sensitively with a wide range of people from all sectors with differing perspectives, opinions and language. A strong interest in using the environment to meet health and wellbeing objectives, and broad understanding of marine and terrestrial environmental issues and links to social / economic agendas would be desirable. Interviews are scheduled for 27 June 2018.

For further information and details of how to apply click here or email internships@exeter.ac.uk.

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Jennings (Sarah.Jennings@devon.gov.uk) on 01392 383000.


Closing date: 17/06/18

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