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Green Infrastructure Special Project Officer
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 712063
  • Published: Thu 03/06/2021, 17:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/06/2021, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 9 - £38,890 - £43,857 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Shute End/Home Working, Berkshire

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Green Infrastructure Special Project Officer

This is an exciting time to join Wokingham Borough Council following the Council’s announcement of the Climate Emergency and its commitment to deliver a number of projects to help tackle climate change.

One of these projects involves ambitious plans to plant 250,000 trees in Wokingham over the next 5 years and the Council is therefore seeking an experienced project manager, to work in the Council’s Green Infrastructure team, to coordinate and deliver this project.

As part of the proposals to deliver this number of new trees, as well as maintain the Council’s existing stock of trees, the project will also include the development of a Wokingham Borough Tree Strategy, this will set out how Wokingham could maximise the wide range of benefits that trees and woods can deliver in relation to health, amenity, climate change, and water management. The project will also develop and implement funding streams from the emerging Biodiversity Net Gain, Woodland Carbon Code, Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) and Woodland Creation Grants.

The Candidate

As the successful applicant, you will have a background in project management and experience in managing budgets, stakeholder engagement and contract management.

  • Project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2 / APM) and/or significant project management experience.
  • Ability to engage and liaise with residents, local councillors, landowners, and other internal teams.
  • Strong report writing skills in order to provide progress update reports to internal teams and the Executive committee as well as external funding bodies.

Desirable knowledge/experience

  • Basic arboricultural and ecological requirements in terms of survey requirements for legislative compliance.
  • Understanding of Biodiversity Net Gain, Woodland Carbon Code & Environmental Land Management Scheme requirements
  • Experience or understanding of grant funding and other external funding opportunities and application processes.
  • Knowledge of Natural England and Environment Agency policies and procedures

For an informal discussion, please contact Francesca Hobson or Andrew Fletcher

Closing date: 27th June 2021

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.