Projects Officer – Land Management

Hertfordshire County Council

Projects Officer – Land Management

Job Number: HCC22471
Location: County Wide
Directorate: Environment and Transport
Starting Salary: £27,344 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of
£30,151 per annum
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

Job Duties:

We are looking for an individual keen to take the next step in their career and join our land
management advisory team. Our ambitious Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy includes a
commitment to improve biodiversity across Hertfordshire by 20% by 2050, this is your
opportunity to play a vital role in making this target a reality. You will be involved in
everything from identifying opportunities, selling ideas and writing plans to securing funds
and delivering environmental improvements.

The Countryside and Rights of Way Service works in partnership with private landowners,
communities and other local authorities to develop projects that enhance the environment for
people and wildlife. Our land management team has a broad project portfolio encompassing
woodland management, heathland restoration, chalk river restoration and developing old railway
lines for active travel.

Responsibilities include writing management plans and proposals for environmental improvements,
securing external funds, producing specifications, procuring works and managing delivery
through contractors, and working collaboratively with our Access and Communities teams.

You will be managing a diverse range of projects, at different stages of development,
simultaneously, in locations ranging from urban green spaces to important local wildlife sites
and on public and private land. You will become part of an experienced land management team who
will support your development in the role.

Your skills should include: excellent communication to establish support for ideas, working
independently and with a range of colleagues, partners and the public; ability to manage a
range of projects from start to finish, prioritising appropriately; an adaptable approach,
problem solving and outcome oriented; a well-organised approach to work planning and time
management; competent management of allocated resources.

A full current driving licence is essential, and you will be expected to work in rural
locations with difficult terrain.

Closing Date: 2 April 2023

Interview Date: 18 April 2023

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Andrew Taylor on 01992

Additional Information

Benefits of working for us:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes

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