Nature Recovery Partnership Manager

10 Jun 2021
23 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Suffolk County Council have an exciting opportunity available within the Natural Environment Team and working jointly with Norfolk County Council's Environment Team as a Nature Recovery Partnership Manager, with the ability to work flexibly from locations across the two counties. You will join us on a full-time, fixed-term contract for 3 years (part-time hours may be considered for this role) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of GBP32,910 per annum (pro-rata for part time).

Are you passionate about building effective partnerships and projects to halt the decline of Norfolk and Suffolks natural capital assets and to help restore and enhance them through nature-based solutions? Do you want to play a key role in helping Norfolk and Suffolk respond to the biodiversity and climate crisis through shaping our long-term ambitions and approach to nature recovery? This role offers you the opportunity to do all of this and more!

About the Nature Recovery Partnership Manager role:

You will be coordinating the development of a 25-year Environment Plan for Norfolk and Suffolk, working alongside a wide range of stakeholders, through the Norfolk and Suffolk Nature Recovery Partnership and as part of a collaboration agreement with the University of East Anglia's (UEA) School of Environmental Sciences. You'll help to shape, coordinate, and develop action plans and demonstrator projects focused on the priority objectives identified from the Norfolk and Suffolk Natural Capital Evidence Compendium for the 25-year plan, linking these in with policy and funding mechanisms emerging from government and business to secure investment in the long-term objectives of the plan.

You'll be hosted by Suffolk County Council but will work as part of a wider team across both county council's, the UEA and a range of other partners. As such, you will be able to draw upon a huge pool of knowledge and experience as well as bringing your own skills and ideas to the role.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be involved in something that will have far-reaching consequences for the natural environment and communities of Norfolk and Suffolk for decades to come.

Responsibilities of our Nature Recovery Partnership Manager will include:

- Facilitating partnership working and engagement with stakeholder's in support of the plan and priority actions

- Helping to develop approaches to monitoring change, the impact of interventions and adjustment of future plans

- Supporting the host local authorities in developing links with the local and national Nature Recovery approach and helping to secure funding and actions to deliver this

What we are looking for in our Nature Recovery Partnership Manager:

- A good understanding of the terrestrial and/or coastal and marine environment as well as good awareness of the broader social and economic context of Norfolk and Suffolk

- Experience of applying a natural capital and ecosystem services approach to real issues

- A self-starter with the ability to work independently with limited supervision and strong analytical skills

- An effective communicator with good experience of working with multiple partners/stakeholders towards shared goals

We have a great benefits package including:

- Flexible working options to support you, your work-life balance and career

- A generous leave entitlement

- Contributory pension scheme

- Public transport discounts and season ticket loan scheme

- Company discount scheme.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you and agreed by the authority.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home.

Why not click 'apply' today to find out more about the role and be considered as our Nature Recovery Partnership Manager - we would love to hear from you!

Closing date: Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Interview date: TBC

SCC Reference: 193

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