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Biodiversity Project Manager

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Creeting Road Depot, Stowmarket
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
25 January 2022 01:00 PM
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£29,577 - £34,728
Fixed Term Contract or Secondment Opportunity for 2 years.

Would you like to play an active part in biodiversity improvements across our districts? An exciting opportunity has been created to help us implement our biodiversity action plan.

Our biodiversity action plan, launched in early 2021, aims to improve habitat for biodiversity across the districts. It includes aspirations to increase tree and hedgerow numbers and to support wildflower growth.

The first round of applications to our tree and hedge planting programme has been very well supported by parishes and we now require a full-time officer to take on management, planning and delivery of the tree and hedgerow grant fund, working with local communities across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

In this important role, you will work with the public realm team and communities to identify areas for wildflower seeding or changing grass management regimes to encourage wildflower growth. You will also support our arboriculture team by carrying out inspections on trees owned and managed by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils.

With DEFRA’s new Environmental Land Management schemes launching in 2024, you will also identify suitable sites for, and develop applications to, the Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes. This is an opportunity to get involved with biodiversity improvements and landscape scale change across 1400km² of Suffolk.

A clean and current UK driving licence is essential in order to carry out the duties of this role.

There will be a need to be out in the district completing site inspections for some of the working week, however there will not be a need to complete manual work. The split will roughly consist of 70% desk based and 30% out on site/travelling with no two weeks being the same.

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy, and communities for our districts. Babergh and Mid Suffolk have consistently been voted amongst the top places to live in the UK.

Working together across our Councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk – working hard to provide homes, support our communities, boost local economy, protect our environment, and keep our districts clean, tidy and safe.

We are committed to agile and flexible working (subject to business need), with full time, part time or job share opportunities considered.  Supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, enabling and empowering our people to deliver the best possible results for our residents.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact:

Will Burchnall, Corporate Manager, Public Realm on (01449) 724591 or email Will.Burchnall@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

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