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Nature Based Solutions Project Officer

Nature Based Solutions Project Officer 

Salary: Grade 6 (£30,487 – £36,024 p.a. depending on experience) 

This role will be based on the university campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Would you like to contribute to projects that benefit climate, nature and people? Do you have experience and interest in working with volunteers to deliver engaging practical conservation and restoration activities?

As Nature Based Solutions Project Officer you will play a key role in the delivery of projects that benefit climate, nature and people. Initially, the role will focus on Gair Wood, the University's new woodland creation project in north Leeds.

Gair Wood is a collaboration between the University of Leeds, United Bank of Carbon (UBoC) and the White Rose Forest (WRF). Designed as a Living Laboratory, Gair Wood is now home to over 60,000 new regionally appropriate trees and an area that has been left unplanted to assess whether trees will establish there naturally. Gair Wood also hosts 3 hectares of existing mature woodland and experiments to explore the impacts of different levels of tree species diversity. 

As Nature Based Solutions Project Officer you will design and deliver practical task sessions at Gair Wood with volunteer students, staff and members of the local community. Initial tasks will focus on working with volunteers to ensure successful establishment of the new woodland. You will also assist with the scientific monitoring taking place on site and help facilitate field teaching for our undergraduate and postgraduate students (training will be provided as appropriate). 

You will become a member of the cross-faculty Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forest (LEAF) centre, through which you will have the opportunity to work across other sites undergoing restoration and woodland creation in partnership with the University and UBoC, including Wild Ingleborough, Snaizeholme and Restoring Hardknott Forest. Spending time with these projects will enable us to share knowledge and approaches across sites.

 

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

If you are looking for a role that will benefit climate, nature and people, apply now.

 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Cat Scott, University Academic Fellow and Director of the Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere & Forest (LEAF) Centre

Email: c.e.scott@leeds.ac.uk 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £30,487 to £36,024 per annum pro-rata
Working Time:  60%
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-term until 30 November 2025)
Release Date:  Monday 20 May 2024
Closing Date:  Monday 17 June 2024
Reference:  ENVEE1734
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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