Service Area: Sustainable Communities
Job Title: Somer Valley Rediscovered Project Officer
Salary: £30,151 – £32,909 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Basis: Fixed term to 30/09/25 with possibility of extension subject to
securing further funding REF: 22CORP10646A
Location: Keynsham, Bristol
We are recruiting for a project officer to join the Somer Valley Rediscovered
team delivering the GreenSpaces Project.
If you have experience of community engagement, developing communication strategies, producing publications and using social media, with 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
Events and activities
Green Social Prescribing
The post holder will be responsible for developing and coordinating a community engagement programme, including delivering elements of the programme. They will develop a volunteer strategy with the Volunteer Coordinator for the Somer Valley Rediscovered Greenspaces Project.
As the communication lead for the Somer Valley Rediscovered you will assist the Project Manager with the development of a Somer Valley Rediscovered website.
Closing date: 29 January 2023
Somer Valley Rediscovered Project Officer
£30,151 – £32,909 per annum
37 hours per week
Fixed term to 30/09/25 with possibility of extension subject to securing further funding
Sunday, 29 January 2023