Suffolk County Council / Norfolk County Council
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for this role.
We welcome applications from everyone. We particularly welcome applications
from disabled people and people from minority
ethnic and minority sexual orientation groups because they are
under-represented in this Directorate and/or the Council.
This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of the Nature Recovery Partnership for
Norfolk and Suffolk, working at the forefront of developing new strategies and initiatives to
help shape and realise landscape scale nature recovery across the region.
You will be based with Suffolk County Council’s (SCC) Natural and Historic Environment Team but
working closely with Norfolk County Council’s Environment Team. You will have the ability to
work flexibly from different locations across the two counties.
We’re looking for someone with a passion to foster collaboration and build alliances that can
deliver nature recovery at scale across the two counties. You will have the vision to spot
opportunities, the awareness and understanding of natural capital and nature-based solutions to
recognise and develop effective ideas, and the skills and aptitude to support and grow our
Nature Recovery Partnership.
If this sounds like you then we would love to speak to you. Contact us for an informal chat,
Your role and responsibilities
- lead the development and delivery of integrated action plans and projects through the
Norfolk and Suffolk Nature Recovery Partnership, to achieve effective nature recovery, for
example through landscape scale initiatives and nature-based solutions, and to attract
additional investment in the region’s natural capital and related ecosystem services
- work with a wide range of stakeholders and delivery bodies, promoting innovation and good
practice in addressing the priorities identified in the Norfolk and Suffolk Natural Capital
Evidence compendium Natural Solutions – Green Suffolk (www.greensuffolk.org)
- identify policy and funding mechanisms emerging from government and business and help to
facilitate greater awareness and investment in those opportunities across the two counties,
supporting collaborative approaches where appropriate
- support the county council’s in their role as responsible authority for their respective
Local Nature Recovery Strategy, particularly through enabling collaboration and shared
- support the work of the Norfolk and Suffolk Nature Recovery Partnership and will
involve representing Norfolk and Suffolk’s nature recovery ambitions locally, regionally and
You will need:
- to be a self-starter, able to work independently with limited supervision, with good
analytical and entrepreneurial skills, be an effective communicator, and have good experience
of working with multiple interests and stakeholders towards shared goals
- to demonstrate a broad understanding of the environmental, economic and social context for
nature recovery across Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as good awareness of the broader
socio-political context. Experience of applying natural capital, ecosystem services and
nature-based solutions to real situations would be advantageous, as would experience in
developing proposals for funding or investment.
You can view a full list of requirements in the Job
and Person Profile (docx). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in
this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the
opportunity to consider your application.
You will be working as part of large, multi-disciplinary teams within both County Councils as
well as through the Nature Recovery Partnership. You will be working alongside knowledgeable
and committed professionals within a supportive, learning environment. There will be
opportunities to contribute to wider initiatives and programmes, particularly where potential
synergies with this role exist. You will be able to set learning and development goals and be
supported in achieving those.
We will offer you:
- a varied, challenging and rewarding job in an increasingly high-profile policy area
- a friendly, supportive work environment with good benefits, including flexible working
- the opportunity to work with people with a diverse range of knowledge and skills
- opportunities to develop your own skills and knowledge.
Travel and workplace requirements
We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you
may need to operate across a wide and rural area, so it would be beneficial for you to either
hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the
mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a
reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please
speak with the contact detailed below.
This role supports hybrid working, a broadly even balance between working from
home and working from an office base. Please speak with the contact detailed below if you wish
to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements.
For more information
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:
- Tim De-Keyzer (he/him), Head of Natural and Historic Environment at Suffolk County Council,
on 07732 604171 or by emailing [email protected]
- John Jones, Head of Environment at Norfolk County Council, on 07771 943891.
If you are considering applying for a secondment, please read the secondment policy and ensure
you have sought permission to apply before completing your application.
How to apply:
To apply and for further details, please visit our website.
Closing date: 11.30pm, 26 March 2023.
Interview date: 13 and 14 April 2023.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people
and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks
or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible
Suffolk County Council – welcoming diversity.
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