Local Nature Partnership Coordinator (Swansea Council)

Swansea Council is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced ecologist to join its dynamic Nature Conservation Team and work with local and regional partners to help maintain a healthy, resilient and nature-rich local environment and contribute to building a nature recovery network across Wales, engaging with people, communities, businesses and decision-makers in both practical action and strategic planning.

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She/he will be responsible for co-ordinating and supporting the preparation and delivery of a Local Nature Recovery Action Plan for Swansea in collaboration with the Local Nature Partnership as well as managing biodiversity data; overseeing practical nature recovery schemes; coordinating awareness raising initiatives; managing grant funds; and providing ecological advice and information to other Council services and wider stakeholders.

Swansea’s natural environment is of outstanding quality and beauty. The diversity of landscapes and habitats, which make up over 80% of the area include upland moorland, coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, heathland, woodland, wetlands, river valleys and estuaries. These habitats make it one of the most attractive and ecologically diverse counties in the UK.

Candidates should have a relevant degree and preferably CIEEM membership. Sound ecological knowledge, survey skills and habitat management experience are required, as is a clear understanding of relevant legislation and policies. Excellent communication skills and experience of partnership working are also essential. The successful candidate will be diligent, passionate, professional and enthusiastic.

This is a temporary post until at least the end of March 2023 but with potential for contract extension. Potential for full or part-time working.