Climate Change and Natural Environment Officer
Would you like to join an organisation taking real action for people and the environment?
PECT is an independent charity creating sustainable places by supporting the reduction of resource use, enhancing the natural environment, educating on the changes needed and improving the health and wellbeing of communities that we work with.
Based at the entrance to a country park on the outskirts of Peterborough, PECT is a fun and dynamic place to work. We deliver real impact and benefits for the environment and our values are based around our team, partners and those we work with:
Location: Peterborough & Cambridgeshire
Salary (per annum pro rata): £22,500
Start Date: October 2021
Contract: Fixed Term – 14 Months
Purpose of role:
This is a fantastic opportunity to join PECT in a new and exciting role working across two high profile programmes of work; supporting the development of John Clare Countryside Vision and working with East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) to drive forward their climate change and natural environment agenda.
Your working week will be split evenly across both programmes of activity, with the opportunity to work between the PECT office, ECDC and some homeworking.
The John Clare Countryside Vision is a resident-conceived and led, area-based project putting nature at the heart of local action tackling the climate emergency and post-Covid recovery. It draws from and celebrates the links to literature and the arts through the area’s connections with the nature poet, John Clare.
The project will support landowners and communities to help double nature, an ambition of the Local Nature Partnership, endorsed by Peterborough City Council and the Combined Authority. It will help turn community assets such as road verges, churchyards, and community centres into nature rich locations, creating more resilient countryside and communities.
This role will work predominantly with local residents, parishes, community groups and other volunteers to undertake a range of activities to drive forward the goals of the programme, including supporting of Parish Nature Recovery plans, planting days, community events and activities.
The role at ECDC will involve liaising at all levels across the Council and externally, including with young people. The role involves inspiring people and developing activities to raise awareness and understanding of climate change and the natural environment, whilst also contributing to projects which directly reduce CO2 emissions and boost the natural environment.
The role is being part-funded by the Green Challenge Recovery Fund and ECDC.
JOHN CLARE COUNTRYSIDE
CAUK reference: 2412
Hours/Week: 37 (50% John Clare and 50% ECDC)
Based: This position will be based at PECT’s offices: Ham Lane House, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU and ECDC with opportunities to work from home on some days.
Work outside normal hours: Occasional evening and weekend work may be required
Reports to: Natural Environment Project Coordinator (PECT) / Strategic Planning Manager (ECDC)
For some activities, such as working directly with children on a regular basis, a DBS check may be required.
All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and documentation is required to support this.
Application Deadline: Friday 3rd September 2021
Interview Date: w/c 6th September 2021
Anticipated Start Date: October 2021
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The Job Description was compiled by Stuart Dawks on 12th August 2021
|Location||Peterborough & Cambridgeshire|
|Hours Per Week||37.00|
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