Join the Team! Nature Recovery Officer

30th May 2024

Salary: £37,336 – £39,186

Hours per week: Full time, 37 hours

Interview date: Interviews to be confirmed following shortlisting

Application deadline: 11/06/2024, 23:59

Location: Tinkley Bottom, Tollard Royal, SP5 5QA

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Environment – Nurturing Nature, Sustaining Life  

Here at Cranborne Chase National Landscape, we’re looking for an important addition to our small but dedicated team based just outside Tollard Royal, on the Wiltshire-Dorset border. Whilst the legal term remains ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, all AONBs will be known as ‘National Landscapes’ as of 22nd November 2023.

Cranborne Chase National Landscape is a nationally designated landscape and hosted by Wiltshire Council. As Nature Recovery Officer you’ll consult widely with multiple stakeholders to finalise our Nature Recovery Plan, prepare the Delivery Plan and guide its implementation on behalf of the National Landscape Partnership. This post will move from being office based to begin with, to being much more delivery focussed.

You’ll have appropriate qualifications and considerable years experience in environmental management, nature conservation or ecology/agroecology, have proven experience of developing and delivering management plans and be competent in the use of GIS. You’ll also need to be an enthusiastic ‘people person’ who is used to working closely alongside and through farmers, landowners, local communities and other stakeholders. Developing close working relationships and partnerships with relevant organisations will be key to delivering the National Landscape’s Nature Recovery Plan, as will having a keen eye on funding opportunities. Proven experience in preparing funding bids would be preferable. You’ll also represent the National Landscape and positively input to the ongoing development of a major ‘Big Chalk’ initiative in the south of England alongside many other collaborative projects as appropriate.

If you relish a challenge and you are a team player with passion, initiative and self-motivation then we’d love to hear from you.

Why us?

Cranborne Chase National Landscape is hosted by Wiltshire Council which is a friendly, welcoming place to work, with a ‘One Council’ ethos. That’s why we focus on getting the things that matter to our people right. Explore more benefits here!

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply as well as Our Identity.

For more details, contact Linda Nunn, Director, Cranborne Chase National Landscape, at or call 01725 517417


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