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Wild Watch Project Officer

Reference   Post Number: TP00  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   England (Yorkshire & Humberside)
Salary   Grade: SO2: £28,203 - £29,854 pro rata, Fixed Term contract end date December 2020, Hours: 22 per week
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Part Time / Per Day
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   06/11/2016
Company Name   Harrogate Borough Council
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Website   Further Details / Applications
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The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAONB) is an

upland landscape on the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales www.nidderdaleaonb.org.uk We have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support an innovative three-year programme called The Wild Watch. The project is designed to collect and analyse data on species of conservation concern. The data will be used to drive Habitat Suitability Models that will act as the foundation for species conservation action plans.

We are looking for a talented and committed individual to take on the role of project officer. The role will suit an experienced nature conservation professional with a passion for natural history alongside a sound scientific understanding and a commitment to public engagement. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering the Wild Watch project that will lay the foundations of a landscape-scale species recovery programme in the AONB. By the end of the project, the Project Officer will also have mobilised a new and diverse generation of naturalists and volunteer conservationists who will be instrumental in the next phase of the work to rebuild fragmented ecological networks across NAONB.      

The Wild Watch Project Officer will be based in NAONB’s office in Pateley Bridge alongside other staff working on natural and cultural heritage projects with a wide range of partners including farmers and landowners, the local community, third sector bodies, Defra Network Organisations and local authorities.

Closing date for Applications: 6 November 2016    

Interviews and tests to be held on: 30 November 2016

To apply, please visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/jobs. Alternatively, please call 01423 500600 and ask for the HR Support Team.

Please note that Harrogate Borough Council do require all applicants to complete the Council’s application form and will not accept CV’s.


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