Peatlands Programme Manager (Wetland Conservation / River Restoration / Natural Flood Management)

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Peatlands Programme Manager (Wetland Conservation / River Restoration / Natural Flood

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Contract – Fixed term until March 2027

Shropshire Wildlife Trust has secured funding from Shropshire Council and DEFRA to deliver
Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures in the peat dominated catchment of the River Perry.
This is one of the projects that contributes towards the Shropshire based schemes delivering a
pipeline set of ‘demonstrator’ projects which support early thinking and work by the
Environment Agency on the Severn Valley Water Management Scheme (SVWMS), to test innovative
solutions to long term flooding issues and use natural flood management techniques to ‘slow the
flow’ of water. 

What you will be doing:

The Postholder will be directly responsible for the successful delivery of the ‘Perry and
Peatlands’ project, will look after discrete elements of larger projects and will oversee a
number of other small and medium size projects delivered by other members of the team.

 You will bring project management skills that can be cascaded through the wider team. The line
manager will work with the postholder to maintain a balanced individual work programme with
clear outputs and outcomes. For individual projects or elements of projects the postholder will
work directly with the project lead who has decision-making authority for those projects.

What we’re looking for:

  • Relevant environmental qualification/s or experience in an ecological, nature conservation
    or a land/water management or general environmental subject. Technical specialism is an
  • Project management experience. Project management qualification or specialism is an
  • Contract management experience including procurement, contractor supervision and
    specification drafting.
  • Knowledge of CDM regulations is an advantage.
  • Evidence of a strong interest in nature conservation.
  • Have previous experience of practical project delivery or land management.
  • Knowledge of biodiversity and the farmed environment.

Please note due to the nature of the role, a full clean UK driving licence/ able to travel
throughout the region is required. 

Why work for us – benefits we offer:

  • Flexible working
  • Home working
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Generous pension
  • Support with training and development to assist career progression
  • Inclusive & supportive work atmosphere

About us:

Shropshire Wildlife Trust (SWT) has a vision of a thriving natural world, where Shropshire’s
wildlife and natural habitats play a valued role in addressing the climate and ecological
emergencies, and people are inspired and empowered to take action for nature. We combine
projects across Shropshire (including Telford & Wrekin) with advocacy and campaigning to
restore nature and to engage people. We manage over 40 nature reserves and have almost 50
staff, 300 volunteers, and over 9000 members. SWT is an autonomous charity, but we are
increasingly working collectively, as part of The Wildlife Trusts (TWT), to ensure that our
local actions have a national impact and help to address global issues.

Closing Date: 14th June 2024 
1st Interviews: 20th & 21st June 2024 

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