LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES (LIFE18 NAT/UK/000039) Essex Site Lead

 

Location: Essex (nearest Natural England office is Cambridge)
Salary: £26,224 pro rata
Contract type: fixed term (up to 28th February 2023)
Working pattern: Part time
Closing date: 9th November 2020

About the role

This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of the EU LIFE funded Recreation ReMEDIES project led by Natural England. Recreation ReMEDIES (Restoring and Mitigating Erosion and Disturbance Impacts affecting the Seabed) seeks to improve the condition of subtidal and intertidal habitats such as seagrass and maerl in 5 Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) in southern England: Isles of Scilly, Fal & Helford, Plymouth Sound & Estuaries, Solent Maritime and Essex Estuaries. It will achieve this by working with a number of partners, including the Marine Conservation Society, Ocean Conservation Trust (National Marine Aquarium’s charitable arm), Plymouth City Council and the Royal Yachting Association, to deliver improved management of recreational impacts, better stakeholder awareness and demonstrate habitat restoration/management techniques including seagrass restoration and infrastructure improvements in key sites.

LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES projects objectives are:

  1. Protect from, and reduce, recreational pressures to England’s most important and at risk seagrass beds, moving intertidal/subtidal mud and sand habitats across 5 SACs towards Favourable condition. This will be achieved by utilising best practice management techniques for reducing recreational pressure such as environmentally friendly moorings (eco-moorings), voluntary codes, targeted training, behavioural change, managing access and habitat restoration.
  2. Demonstrate large scale successful restoration and management techniques across the project’s SACs and elsewhere.
  3. Promote awareness and inspire better care of sensitive habitats such as seagrass by recreational users and use networks of relevant stakeholders and public at a local, national and trans-national level to maximise the longevity and sustainability of the project actions.

The project needs a motivated site lead to join the Essex Area Team, who will lead on specific project actions including changing stakeholder behaviour, managing access, monitoring, communications and networking.

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