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We are recruiting for a highly experienced project manager to deliver the Somer Valley Rediscovered project.  This is a job-share post working alongside the existing part time Project Manager.  

If you have a background of green infrastructure, community engagement and an interest in the natural environment and health and well-being, this role is an opportunity to deliver benefits for our communities and nature.

Somer Valley Rediscovered is a strategic green infrastructure project with duel aims of improving biodiversity and improving health and wellbeing through connection to nature.  Somer Valley Rediscovered sits within Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Green Infrastructure and Nature Recovery Team and is an important element of the Council’s response to address the Ecological Emergency.

We have secured significant funding to deliver a 3-year Somer Valley Rediscovered Greenspaces Project, focusing on 5 key greenspaces in Radstock, Westfield and Midsomer Norton.  The project will work with several B&NES services that include the Public Health Team and Parks Dept, and with external partners, including town and parish councils, Natural England and Wessex Water.  The project involves:

  • Nature recovery including grassland and woodland restoration

  • Improvements to access and interpretation

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Events and activities

  • Green Social Prescribing

The post holder will have overall responsibility for delivering the Somer Valley Rediscovered Greenspaces Project as well as developing other projects and opportunities to take Somer Valley Rediscovered forward beyond 2025.  

You will have experience in managing and delivering complex programmes of projects with multiple partners, writing funding bids, procuring and managing contractors and consultants.

Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away.

Why B&NES Council?

We offer a wide range of benefits, to ensure that you are paid fairly for your work, have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance, and have the support you need.  These include:

  • A competitive salary package

  • A range of flexible working and hybrid working options, including flexi-time, four regional offices and home-working, dependent on service requirements

  • A generous holiday allowance and special leave provisions

  • The Local Government Pension Scheme

  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme – whatever life throws at you; we are committed to supporting you and your well-being at work and home

  • Professional and personal development including in-house training and accredited qualifications including Aspiring Manager and Leadership Development

  • Discount scheme including the VECTIS card that offers numerous local discounts including cycle to work and free entry to numerous local attractions with B&NES

Interested to find out more?

If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Miriam Woolnough, Somer Valley Rediscovered Project Manager by emailing or Mark Minkley Strategic Manager Green Infrastructure & Nature Recovery by emailing

To apply

Please use the online application facility.

For further information on applying please see “Application Form Help” page on the Jobs website.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive and Transparent.

Please explain in your application how you could incorporate these values into the role you are applying for.

As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

Interview Date: Monday 12th December 2022.

Please note the Council operates a policy of prior consideration for roles for any individual on the Council’s at-risk register.  This means should a redeployee express an interest in this role, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role, they will be interviewed before any shortlisting or interviewing of external candidates.

Somer Valley Rediscovered Project Manager


£38,296 - £41,496 pa, pro rata


22 per week

Contract Type:

Fixed Term (until 30/09/2025 with possibility of extension subject to securing further funding)



Close Date:

Sunday, 4 December 2022

Email Contact:

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