Somerset Wildlife Trust
BS27, Cheddar
£24,000 per annum
Contract, Until March 2023, Full-time
Job description

Senior Climate Adaptation Officer
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Contract type: 37.5 hour per week, fixed-term contract ending in March 2023
Location: Cheddar

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Climate Adaptation Officer to join our climate adaptation project - Adapting the Levels, based in the Somerset Levels and Moors.

Adapting the Levels is a partnership project, drawing on the expertise of several organisations. The Climate Adaptation Officer will provide input from SWT and lead on work to develop adaptation pathways, focusing on Nature-based Solutions.

Adapting the Levels is also part of the international Co-Adapt project, so you will share knowledge and experience with partners from 4 countries, developing best practices and embedding the approach in outside organisations and decision-making processes.

We are looking for someone dynamic, dedicated and passionate about making a difference, with a strong background in climate science and experience of working with a variety of communities and partners.

As a Senior Climate Adaptation Officer your role will be to raise awareness of the need for climate adaption and increase understanding of the benefits Nature-Based Solutions can offer.

You will work across the Somerset Levels and Moors with key communities, farmers/landowners and NGO’s, and play a key role in developing climate adaptation pathways. The Pathways cover a variety of issues such as surface water flood, river flooding and drought and are built using a co-creation approach that recognises the knowledge and experience of all those involved.

It is a unique and challenging role that gives you the chance to make a difference in the face of our changing climate so that Somerset’s nature and communities can thrive.

All applications must be received by midnight on 30th August 2021.

To Apply and for More Information:

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No agencies please.

Posted on: 29 July 2021
Closed date: 28 August 2021
Job ref: 158324_SW
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