This post has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

The British is a site which was home to heavy industry for many years, but has since lain neglected since the 1980s. Whilst it is loved and valued by many members of the local community, it is subject to landscape crime. Since 2016, The British has been owned by Torfaen Council, and they have been driving a Partnership approach to transforming the British into a safe, sustainable and thriving site. The British Nature Recovery Officer will pay a key role in the Partnership of strengthening community ownership of the site, implementing the Landscape Management Plan with volunteers and deterring landscape crime.

This role works alongside three Nature Recovery Officers and a Conservation Grazing Officer and reports to the Nature Recovery Manager. Together this team will deliver exemplary nature reserves management countywide, with this management constantly improving due to a close partnership with the Evidence Team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly organised and approachable person with a passion for nature, to support a local community to connect to a fantastic site whilst also being able to increase habitat resilience. To be successful in this role, you will enjoy talking with a wide range of people and be able to disseminate information to them in the most appropriate format; be able to motivate, mediate and persuade people to take action or to change their actions; and be able to undertake practical habitat management tasks and understand the impacts on the biodiversity of the site. Experience of working in the conservation and community engagement sectors will be advantageous.