Green Infrastructure Delivery Officer (Planning)

Carrington West
Market related
Closing date
25 Jul 2021

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Local Authority
Job Level
Policy and Strategy
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Job Details

Green Infrastructure Delivery Project Officer
Contract Length - 3 Years
Daily/Hourly Rate - Negotiable
This is an exciting time to join our Local Authority client following the Council's announcement of the Climate Emergency and its commitment to deliver a number of projects to help tackle climate change.
One of these projects involves ambitious plans to plant 250,000 trees in the district over the next 5 years and the Council is therefore seeking an experienced project manager, to work in the Council's Green Infrastructure team, to coordinate and deliver this project.
As part of the proposals to deliver this number of new trees, as well as maintain the Council's existing stock of trees, the project will also include the development of a Council Tree Strategy, this will set out how the Council could maximise the wide range of benefits that trees and woods can deliver in relation to health, amenity, climate change, and water management. The project will also develop and implement funding streams from the emerging Biodiversity Net Gain, Woodland Carbon Code, Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) and Woodland Creation Grants.
About You
As the successful applicant, you will have a background in project management and experience in managing budgets, stakeholder engagement and contract management.
·Project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2 / APM) and/or significant project management experience.
·Ability to engage and liaise with residents, local councillors, landowners, and other internal teams.
·Strong report writing skills in order to provide progress update reports to internal teams and the Executive committee as well as external funding bodies.
Desirable knowledge/experience
·Basic arboriculturally and ecological requirements in terms of survey requirements for legislative compliance.
·Understanding of Biodiversity Net Gain, Woodland Carbon Code & Environmental Land Management Scheme requirements
·Experience or understanding of grant funding and other external funding opportunities and application processes.
·Knowledge of Natural England and Environment Agency policies and procedures
A job description is available for further information.
Carrington West are willing to offer a competitive rate, either daily or hourly, so please get in touch with requirements.
To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Ben Hitchman on 02393876027


Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.

As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02392 704037.


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