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Nature Recovery Partnership Manager

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Organisation:
Suffolk County Council
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Full Time
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Fixed Term
Closing date:
22 June 2021 11:30 PM
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  • £32,910 (pro rata for part time)
  • 37 hours per week (part time hours may be considered for this role)
  • Fixed term for three years.

We are committed to flexible working. To view the types of flexible or part time working available for this role, please see the Job and Person Profile.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC) Natural Environment Team working jointly with the Norfolk County Council Environment Team as a Nature Recovery Partnership Manager, with the ability to work flexibly from locations across the two counties.

  • Are you passionate about building effective partnerships and projects to halt the decline of Norfolk and Suffolk's natural capital assets and to help restore and enhance them through nature-based solutions?
  • Do you want to play a key role in helping Norfolk and Suffolk respond to the biodiversity and climate crisis through shaping our long-term ambitions and approach to nature recovery?
  • Do you thrive in applying evidence and creative thinking to developing innovative and practical solutions?
  • Can you build and foster relationships across a diverse range of interests towards collaborative working and common goals?

This role offers you the opportunity to do all of this and more.

Your role

You will:

  • be co-ordinating the development of a 25-year Environment Plan for Norfolk and Suffolk, working alongside a wide range of stakeholders, through the Norfolk and Suffolk Nature Recovery Partnership and as part of a collaboration agreement with the University of East Anglia's (UEA) School of Environmental Sciences
  • help to shape, co-ordinate and develop action plans and demonstrator projects focused on the priority objectives identified from the Norfolk and Suffolk Natural Capital Evidence Compendium for the 25-year plan, linking these in with policy and funding mechanisms emerging from government and business to secure investment in the long-term objectives of the plan
  • be hosted by Suffolk County Council but will work as part of a wider team across both county council's, the UEA and a range of other partners. As such, you will be able to draw upon a huge pool of knowledge and experience as well as bringing your own skills and ideas to the role.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be involved in something that will have far-reaching consequences for the natural environment and communities of Norfolk and Suffolk for decades to come.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • co-ordinating the development of a 25-year Environment plan to address the risks and impacts to natural capital and support nature recovery across Norfolk and Suffolk
  • facilitating partnership working and engagement with stakeholders in support of the plan and priority actions
  • helping develop approaches to monitoring change, the impact of interventions and adjustment of future plans
  • supporting the host local authorities in developing links with the local and national Nature Recovery approach and helping to secure funding and actions to deliver this.

The next few years will see significant changes in the policy and economic context for the work you will be involved with, so it is expected that your responsibilities and priorities will need to evolve in response to that.

You will need:

  • to demonstrate a good understanding of the terrestrial and / or coastal and marine environment as well as good awareness of the broader social and economic context of Norfolk and Suffolk
  • experience of applying a natural capital and ecosystem services approach to real issues
  • to be a self-starter, able to work independently with limited supervision, with strong analytical skills
  • to be an effective communicator, and have good experience of working with multiple partners / stakeholders towards shared goals.

The team

You will be working as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team across both county councils as well as the wider partnership. You will be working alongside skilled, passionate and committed professionals within a supportive, learning environment. There will be opportunities to contribute to other initiatives and programmes, particularly where potential synergies with this role exist. You will be able to set learning and development goals and be supported in achieving those.

We will offer you:

  • a varied, challenging and rewarding job
  • a friendly, supportive work environment with good benefits, including flexible working
  • the opportunity to work with people with a diverse range of knowledge and skills
  • the opportunity to develop your own skills and knowledge.

Travelling requirements for your role

Infrequent Travel - This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you and agreed by the authority.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:

  • Tim De-Keyzer, Head of Natural Environment at Suffolk County Council on 07732 604171 or
  • John Jones, Head of Environment at Norfolk County Council on 07771 943891.

For more information and to apply for this role, please follow this link.


Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.



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