The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside is seeking to appoint a resourceful Nature Based Solutions Project Officer to develop nature based solutions and explore funding streams to support the Wigan Greenheart Landscape Recovery project.

Wigan Greenheart is one of 22 pilot Landscape Recovery schemes in England, the most ambitious of the new Environmental Land Management schemes. We need a resourceful, personable and capable project officer to identify and develop nature based solutions and other funding streams to support the project aims of recovering species, connecting people to nature and tackling the nature and climate emergencies.

The scheme will be an exemplar of how nature can be restored in partnership at landscape scale over the long term. The development phase of the project is planning for long-term delivery supported by a blend of public and private finance. The Nature Based Solutions Project Officer will primarily help to identify and develop funding streams based on nature-based solutions, as well as other possible income sources. There will be the opportunity to develop relevant skills and knowledge while performing the role, as this is a rapidly emerging area.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team shaping major innovative action that will receive national recognition, working across the borough of Wigan, home to the newly declared Flashes of Wigan and Leigh National Nature Reserve.

We need someone who is determined, organised and innovative with a clear focus on delivery and achievement. The ideal candidate will have an awareness of nature based solutions and funding streams to support these, an aptitude for handling ecological and financial data and can use problem solving skills and initiative to work through potentially complex processes. We are seeking someone who works well as part of a team and communicates effectively with colleagues and external stakeholders.

Further details including a full Job Description and application form can be found on our website https://www.lancswt.org.uk/jobs/wigan-greenheart-nature-based-solutions-project-officer.

Should you be interested in this position, please complete the Application Form and Diversity Monitoring Form, and return your application before the closing date stated below.

(CV’s will not be considered – No Agencies)

Closing Date: Monday 10th April 2023

Interviews: Monday 17th April 2023