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Forest for Cornwall - Project Officer

Reference   Ref: 210001H4  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location   England (South West)
Town/City   Cornwall
Salary   £25,266 - £32,234
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   06/09/2021
Company Name   Cornwall Council
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Description  

The Forest for Cornwall Programme was launched by Cornwall Council in December 2019 as part of the Council’s response to the declaration of a climate emergency, and its subsequent aim to become carbon neutral by 2030.  We have the ambitious target of creating 8000 Hectares of new woodland in Cornwall by this time…

Cornwall has a wonderfully rich canopy of trees already. Our canopy includes ancient and veteran trees, orchards, urban trees, wildlife rich woodlands, hedge and parkland trees as well as farm woodlands and productive timber forests. Not forgetting the trees that matter to us as individuals.... ones we have planted or have kept us company for years, provided us with wood or a subject to paint or draw or shade or shelter from the rain.....

It is a really exciting time to join the Forest for Cornwall (F4C) Team and to be part of the wider Cornwall Council Team as we move towards Carbon Neutrality by 2030.

The F4C Team are making great strides towards reaching our goals, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do – could you be part of this work?  We are working with those establishing trees as well as with businesses and volunteers who wish to support this work.  Communities the length and breadth of Cornwall have embraced the idea of a Forest for Cornwall and the team have received many enquiries from community groups and individuals wishing to play their part.  As a response to this the project team developed the ‘Forest for My Place’ project – Funded by the Woodland Trust Emergency Tree Fund – enabling local expressions of the F4C.  This Project Officer post will funded by this grant and the key focus of the successful applicant will be supporting communities to lead on action to enable the Forest for Cornwall to spread its canopy.

Initially the post runs to the end of March 2024. We anticipate the post could be extended, subject to securing funding. We will update at interview.

We are looking for experience relating to the support and engagement of communities and individuals to take action for the environment. We are also looking for a person who has a working knowledge of arboriculture and woodland creation.  This team member will need to be good at driving and delivering projects. We want someone who is creative, responsive, adaptable. A team player who can help to make F4C a reality and an exemplar. A person who is driven by our ambitions for a Carbon Neutral Cornwall.

The F4C team sits within the wider Environment Service. The Environment team includes many disciplines. The team works with partners to create strategic programmes and projects (e.g. Nature Recovery Network). It also manages our own assets across Cornwall. These include beaches, Countryside sites, Public Spaces and our tree assets.

If you feel you have the right skills and or experience, the aptitude and enthusiasm… please apply now. We look forward to welcoming our new team members.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.

Closing Date: 6th September 2021

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