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Hedgerow Heroes Project Officer - fixed term contact, 8 months

Hedgerow Heroes Project Officer – fixed term contract, 8 months

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 21st June 2023.

Interviews: Tuesday 27th June – Community House, 15 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LZ

Salary: £23,850 – £26,500, depending on experience – pro-rata (plus contributory pension).

Location: You will be based at Community House next to Gloucester Cathedral, with the option to work partially from home on a mutually agreed basis. You will be required to travel around Gloucestershire as part of the role.

The post: The post is offered on the basis of a full-time appointment for a 35-hour week, but with the possibility of working 4 days per week. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

About the role

This is an exciting time to join CPRE Gloucestershire as we look to develop our work across the county protecting and restoring the county’s hedgerows.  You will be the lead in this ambition to plant and restore over 1km of hedgerow in Gloucestershire over an estimated 25 days.

It is a big project funded by a CPRE corporate sponsor, but the Hedgerow Heroes Project Officer (HHPO) will have excellent allies and advice every step of the way.  Knowledge and experience in conservation would be an advantage, but the main attributes which this person will bring to the role will be top quality organisation and communication skills.

CPRE Gloucestershire will be working alongside FWAG (Farming, Wildlife and Advisory Group SW) who have deep knowledge of the county and will offer guidance and support on locations for hedge restoration and planting.  They also have the contacts and relationships with a list of skilled hedgelayers.

Both CPRE Gloucestershire and FWAG work with volunteers and volunteer leaders. The person in this role will be expected to reach out to bring all the networks and ambition together for the restoration and hedge laying experience, with the reward of being part of the County Hedgelaying Competition at the end of the year.

Good communication will be absolutely key at every stage – with the partners, the participants, the landowners and the funder.  Early plans and discussions need to be pulled together into realistic project delivery through to completion and evaluation.

Similarly, this project will need wide media coverage to recruit participants and celebrate the work. Both CPRE and FWAG will post social media content.  It will be the job of the HHPO to supply that content to both parties.

To see the role responsibilities and more information, please see the job description below.

Job description

How to apply

Candidates should read the job description and then email your CV and a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience match this role to by the closing date.

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 21 st June 2023