Project Delivery Officer

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Post: Tees Operation Giant Hogweed (TOPHOG)

Location: River Tees catchment area

Status: Fulltime four years fixed term HLF funded project, with the possibility of extension

Salary: £22,000 – 24,000 (dependent on qualifications and experience plus 4% increase per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing date: 5pm 21st February 2019

Interviews: 1st March 2019

Job Description:

The Tees Rivers Trust has an established track record in delivering invasive non-native species control projects, within the river Tees catchment area. We are also working alongside the internationally renowned research group CABI on field trials for the biological control of Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam.

The work of the project officer will include; working closely with the project Coordinator to deliver all aspects of this four year Heritage Lottery Funded project.

Proficient in the use of social media for running campaigns, you will help lead on an innovative approach to build support and capacity for the project. Knowledge and experience of running crowd-source funding campaigns, both on line as well as face to face through presentations will also be an advantage to you.

You will also be able to use GIS systems, in particular ARC as the job will require you to regularly update the Trust’ INNS mapping information.

The role requires common sense, a practical approach, ability to work under pressure and alone as well as a love of the outdoors and nature. The project officer will often be working on uneven ground and steep riverbanks and will be expected to evaluate the risk sensibly and accordingly. They will also help to further develop and maintain a volunteer network for controlling giant hogweed, including; training, organising, and leading and motivate volunteers on practical work projects.

The position is for an initial four years fixed term contract, with the possibility of this being extended, depending upon funding. The post holder will assist the coordinator in identifying and applying for such funding.