U.K. nationals: Project Officer (Blue Corridors)

North York Moors National Park
Helmsley, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
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Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Project Officer – Blue Corridors (FTC to March 2023)
Helmsley, North Yorkshire (with travel to project sites on a regular basis)

About Us

North York Moors National Park Authority presides over one of the most phenomenal parts of the British Isles. Filled with picture book towns and villages, hideaways, beautiful moorlands and breathtaking scenery, the North York Moors is a unique area with ecosystems and diversity that is found nowhere else in the UK.

The European Rural Development Fund and a partnership between Yorkshire Water, North Yorkshire County Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority has enabled the Blue Corridors Project to be launched. The project is set to enhance the natural environment for two important water courses and surrounding area.

We are now looking for a Project Officer to take the lead on this landscape scale project and ensure that the North York Moors remains a thriving environment for people and wildlife for future generations.

Your Rewards

- Salary of £27,000 - £30,400 per annum
- Work within one of the UK’s most stunning landscapes
- Pool car system (if unavailable, mileage rates of 40p per mile)
- 24 days’ annual leave (pro rata for part-time staff) rising annually by one day plus eight public holidays

If you are eager to make an impact, affect change and support the environment, this is the ideal position in which to expand your skills and experience and drive your career.

You’ll discover skilled, dedicated teams as well as exceptional personal development opportunities and flexible working schemes that mean you will be able to grow professionally and fit your personal responsibilities around your working life.

The Role

As the Project Officer, you will lead the Blue Corridors Project to restore the rivers Esk and Rye to a higher functioning ecosystem and enable people to reconnect with nature.

Utilising a £1 million grant from the European Rural Development Fund, you will manage a programme of works, including restoring watercourses, monitoring changes and engaging with volunteers.

You will:

- Manage consultants and contractors to implement works to ease in stream obstacles, and restore habitat and hydrological connectivity
- Deliver a programme of Invasive Non-Native Species control works
- Deliver a programme of juvenile salmonid surveys through electrofishing
- Manage a freshwater invertebrate monitoring programme
- Implement five new access routes and promote these
- Ensure all procurement, claims and financial administration is delivered on time and within financial regulations
- Line manage two other project team members

About You

To be considered as a Project Officer, you will need:

- Strong project management skills, scrupulous financial reporting, communication and time management abilities
- Previous experience of appointing and supervising contractors working in the field
- Some experience of freshwater monitoring and the ability to oversee a monitoring programme delivered by staff and volunteers
- The ability to inspire and lead a small team all working to achieve ambitious goals
- An understanding of, and the ability to implement, river catchment restoration and nature recovery measures

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Project Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Job Description AV075 Blue Corridors Project Officer