Project Officer - Green Infrastructure for Growth

Cornwall Council
Environment & Conservation, Public Services
Truro, Cornwall
Salary Details
£23,238 - £30,153 per annum
Hours of work
37 hours per week
Closing Date
To undertaking site visits to Public Open Spaces assist with the selection and design work; providing a public face to the project, assisting with public engagement and consultation activities through various means.

Job Description

The job holder will be expected to:

  • Support the Project Lead in the timely delivery of the Green Infrastructure for Growth Project, meeting the aims of the project, ERDF Output requirements and budget constraints
  • Contribute to the development of high quality public open spaces in the Project Area, using latest research and national best practice, especially around the use of meadow planting.
  • To provide advice in specialist areas such as community engagement, EU compliant publicity, ecological enhancement, or human health and wellbeing gains through engagement with public open space.
  • To develop and nurture collaborative relationships and partnerships that deliver new and innovative approaches to public open space management and use.
  • To assist the GI4G Project Coordinator in the production of reports, claims, contracts, marketing and communications material
  • To provide advice, analyse, interpret and comment on emerging environment legislation and best practice.
  • To contribute to the CEEQUAL Excellent accreditation of the Project
  • To undertake effective engagement and communication with GI4G communities. 
  • To implement environment and access improvement projects across public open spaces, including creating green infrastructure within urban areas.
  • To manage portions of the project budget ensuring that value for money is achieved and that spending is allocated in accordance with agreed priorities around health, wellbeing and improved biodiversity.
  • To ensure ERDF compliance, publicity, reporting and claims processes are adhered to at all times
  • To undertake appropriate roles and responsibilities for H&S management as required by the Council and departmental H&S policy.

Company Description

Cornwall Council is one of Cornwall’s largest employers, with over 5,500 employees working directly for the Council. Cornwall Council delivers services to more than half a million residents and to over five million visitors a year and works with its extended family of businesses and with town and parish councils to provide services for local communities. Our employees work in a range of professions and job roles including health and social care; children & adult care services; customer services; digital media and communications; IT; Fire & Rescue; legal; finance; accounting; planning; and human resources…the opportunities are endless! In preparation for the Government’s reform of the apprenticeships system next year, we are recruiting apprentices into a range of apprenticeships across our services to help build a skilled and talented workforce for the future. Apply for an apprenticeship with us and you’ll be helping to make Cornwall a great place to live and work.

Other Application Details

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Anticipated interview date: 31/10/2017

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