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Nature Recovery Project Manager

Help to create a Nature Recovery Network across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s parks and open spaces. The project will transform some of our area’s green deserts into wildlife-rich sites and will create habitat and species resilience by linking existing biodiverse sites to a wider network. We will work with residents to achieve this, empowering them to care for their parks, reconnecting them with nature and educating them about the environment.

Location
Bournemouth, BH9 1BX
Contact Name
Cathi Farrer
Contact Telephone
01202 123540
Contact Email
info@parksfoundation.org.uk

About Nature Recovery Project Manager

We've recently been awarded funding to create a Nature Recovery Network across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole's parks and open spaces. The project will transform some of our area's green deserts into wildlife-rich sites and will create habitat and species resilience by linking existing biodiverse sites to a wider network. We will work with residents to achieve this, empowering them to care for their parks, reconnecting them with nature and educating them about the environment.

You will lead the transformation of eight parks to support the creation of a nature recovery network using your knowledge and experience of conservation and / or ecological management.

The Project Manager will lead a team of Parks Activators to:

  • Enhance eight urban parks (47 hectares) within our most densely populated and deprived wards.
  • Deliver physical improvements to our green spaces.
  • Run a range of engagement activities to educate and inspire residents into nature
  • Empower communities by creating new volunteering opportunities with support for skills development and confidence building.

The post holder will play a key role in developing our Parks Activators, ensuring staff members have the correct training and development opportunities to accelerate their green space careers.

You will use your strong organisational skills to deliver various project management elements including project planning, budget management, liaising with a wide range of stakeholders, evaluation and reporting to grant funders.

You can find out more about our Nature Recovery Project here.

Salary: £27,000 - £30,000per annum

Terms: Fixed term until 31 January 2023 (with the potential for extension if funding permits). 37.5 hours a week; 30 hours a week may be considered

Please send a completed application form to info@parksfoundation.org.uk. We are shortlisting and interviewing applications on receipt of an application form throughout September & October 2021, so are encouraging applicants to submit them as soon as possible.

This project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

Supporting Documents:

grcf-project-manager-job-description-and-person-spec.pdf (PDF, 119.1 Kb)

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  • Sport England
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    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK