Land Management Officer – (Lost Peatlands and Slips and Tips Liability Management)

Land Management Officer – (Lost Peatlands and Slips and Tips Liability Management)

• Location: South East Wales
• Grade & Salary: 5, £30,873 rising to £34,218 over four years
• Post number: 202859
• Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment until 31 December 2024.
• Work pattern: full time. 37 hours a week

Closing date: 25th July 2021

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

This appointment is a fantastic opportunity to join the South West Land Management Team for anyone with a keen interest in helping to manage the Welsh Government Woodland Estate. The role is unique, in that time will be split between delivering prescribed peat restoration works under the HLF funded Lost Peatlands project (2.5days per week on average) and working to deliver the critical programme of liability management works on legacy coal mine sites across Neath Port Talbot and parts of Rhondda Cynnon Taf.

The delivery of the peatland restoration works through the project and the slips and tips liability work will form a key part of this role. For those with a thirst for knowledge and experience, this role will provide in-depth exposure to a vast array of conservation / peatland restoration work and implement actions to manage slips and tips on the estate in accordance with organisational procedures.

The role will involve:

- Desk-based review and interpretation of project management prescriptions, with planning and implementation of recommendations on the ground. 
- Site-based monitoring and surveys to proactively seek opportunities for value-for-money solutions. 
- Supporting the senior officers and wider team to deliver management over the estate in South West. 
- Seeking to lay the foundations for future programmes of work for community and environmental benefit. 
- Plan, procure and manage contracted works with delegated responsibility over a capital programme/budget. 

Qualifications and Skills

1. Experience of working across a wide range of land management disciplines 
2. Extensive knowledge and experience of designated sites, and all aspects of forest practise, including land liabilities, forest planning, forest operations, recreation asset management, including visitor centre management (where relevant).
3. Knowledge of sustainable forest management, UKWAS and forest certification schemes. 
4. Experience of community liaison and public engagement activities 


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