Nature Based Solutions Project Officer

  • Contract
  • Wigan
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside is seeking to appoint a
resourceful Nature Based Solutions Project Officer to develop nature based solutions and
explore funding streams to support the Wigan Greenheart Landscape Recovery project.

Wigan Greenheart is one of 22 pilot Landscape Recovery schemes in England, the most ambitious
of the new Environmental Land Management schemes. We need a resourceful, personable and capable
project officer to identify and develop nature based solutions and other funding streams to
support the project aims of recovering species, connecting people to nature and tackling the
nature and climate emergencies.

The scheme will be an exemplar of how nature can be restored in partnership at landscape scale
over the long term. The development phase of the project is planning for long-term delivery
supported by a blend of public and private finance. The Nature Based Solutions Project Officer
will primarily help to identify and develop funding streams based on nature-based solutions, as
well as other possible income sources. There will be the opportunity to develop relevant skills
and knowledge while performing the role, as this is a rapidly emerging area.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team shaping major innovative action that will
receive national recognition, working across the borough of Wigan, home to the newly declared
Flashes of Wigan and Leigh National Nature Reserve.

We need someone who is determined, organised and innovative with a clear focus on delivery and
achievement. The ideal candidate will have an awareness of nature based solutions and funding
streams to support these, an aptitude for handling ecological and financial data and can use
problem solving skills and initiative to work through potentially complex processes. We are
seeking someone who works well as part of a team and communicates effectively with colleagues
and external stakeholders.

Should you be interested in this position, please complete the Application Form and Diversity
Monitoring Form, and return your application before the closing date stated below.

(CV’s will not be considered – No Agencies)

Closing Date: Monday 10th April 2023
Interviews: Monday 17th April 2023

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