Kelp Recovery Co-ordinator
Location: Woods Mill, near Henfield, West Sussex
Contract Type: Fixed term – 15 months
Hours: Full time 35 hours a week
Closing Date: Midday 9th February 2023
Interview Date: 22nd February 2023
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside, coast and seas. By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive. Together we can make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and wide range of benefits that a healthy natural environment gives us.
The implementation of the Sussex nearshore-trawling byelaw has enabled a recovery of marine ecosystems that is only just beginning, and this role offers the right candidate an exciting opportunity to play a key role in this rewilding journey.
The Kelp Recovery Co-ordinator is a role that will be working with stakeholders across Sussex and beyond to support the recovery of the Sussex Kelp. You can read about the Sussex Kelp Recovery Project and Sussex Wildlife Trust’s involvement on the SWT kelp web pages.
The role will sit within the Trust’s Living Seas team, working as part of a team of marine and engagement specialists. Within this team you will be the principle advocate for SWT in relation to the Sussex Kelp Recovery both internally and externally.
The successful candidate will be a skilled and professional communicator, experienced in working with a variety of audiences, from statutory bodies, to academics, NGOs and sea users. You will have an aptitude for working with a range of stakeholders and an eye for detail. You will have project management skills and experieince. Most importantly you will be an inspiring advocate for marine restoration and marine ecological processes with an appreciation of both the ecological and socio-economic impacts of marine restoration at scale.
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