River Team Manager and ERDF Sunrise Senior Project Officer
(2 vacancies)


Rivers Team Manager

Pay Band – Manager : £25,500 – £32,639 (dependant on experience)
Full time, 35 hrs per week                       

This is a new post within Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape the work of our rivers team.  The post holder is the lead person responsible for co-ordinating our partnership work across our wetland priorities and in line with the Trust’s Development Plan.

The post is part funded (14 hours per week) through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) until 2020. The post holder will therefore take on the programme manager role for this project on behalf of a wider partnership. The ERDF project involves a number of large scale wetland and grassland projects on sites across Stoke and Newcastle-under-Lyme, working closely with the other SWT staff and project partners.

The post-holder is primarily responsible for :

  • co-ordinating the activities across the Trust’s Rivers Team, ensuring staff are supported and working effectively and projects are adequately resourced.
  • identifying and maximising opportunities to develop projects, ensuring these deliver SWT objectives and as far as possible are externally funded and working collaboratively across the department.
  • overseeing the ERDF funded programme of works across all delivery partners and ensuring projects are delivered on time and to budget, and with relevant stakeholder and community engagement.

We are therefore looking for someone with :

  • excellent people management and leadership skills to develop and expand the team as external funding opportunities allow.
  • a relevant degree level qualification or equivalent in an environmental field.
  • minimum of 7-years working in conservation on wetland/rivers related projects.
  • significant experience of working with a wide range of land management consultants and technical specialists and large scale contract management.
  • experience of developing, designing and delivering natural flood management projects and securing external funding from partners.
  • extensive experience in delivering partnership based collaborative projects.

If you have the above qualifications/skills, together with excellent organisational, presentation, negotiation and communication skills, then please contact us at jobs@staffs-wildlife.org.uk for an application pack.

Click here for more information and to download the job description.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 26th February 2018
Interviews: w/c 5th or 12th March 2018


ERDF Sunrise Senior Project Officer

Pay Band – Officer : £21,402 – £25,499 (dependant on experience)
Full time, 35 hrs per week
Fixed-term 3 year post initially. 35 hours per week in year 1 and then a minimum of 21 hours (3 days) per week in years 2 and 3            

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Sunrise project aims to carry out a programme of works to link, buffer, restore and recreate wildlife habitats across the project area of Stoke and urban Newcastle, with a particular focus on riverside improvements and grassland restoration. This is a partnership project involving the Environment Agency, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Groundwork, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and The Wild Trout Trust.

The post holder is responsible for on-the ground-delivery of a number of wetland and grassland projects on sites across Stoke and urban Newcastle, working closely with the programme manager and project partners.

The post-holder is primarily responsible for :

  • planning and delivering a programme of practical works on sites across the project area as outlined within the ERDF bid.
  • supervising contractors on site and ensure compliance with contract conditions, H&S, welfare etc and maintain a high standard of works.
  • being a point of contact for members of the public and ensuring ongoing liaison with the local community throughout the works.
  • working with volunteers and established community groups where opportunities allow.
  • working closely with the Trust’s education Team to ensure adequate community engagement and support for each of the projects.

Therefore, if you have a relevant degree or equivalent in an environmental field, a minimum of 3 years working in practical habitat management, relevant experience of managing group works contractors and implementing safe systems of working and a sound understanding of nature conservation and land management, then please contact us at jobs@staffs-wildlife.org.uk for an application pack.

Click here for more information and to download the job description.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 26th February 2018
Interviews: w/c 5th or 12th March 2018

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