Thames Landscape Strategy Rewilding Arcadia Partnership, Outreach and Education Officer


Job Title: Rewilding Arcadia Partnership, Outreach and Education Officer (POE)

Hours: 35 hours per week (Fixed term contract to March 31st 2023)

Annual Salary: £28,672

Employer: Habitats & Heritage

Reports to: HR matters to CEO of Habitats & Heritage. Day to day tasks, reports to Thames Landscape Strategy Rewilding Arcadia Project Officer

Location: Flexible working including home working, Holly Lodge Richmond Park TW10 5HS and various locations throughout SW London and North Surrey.

Rewilding Arcadia

Rewilding Arcadia is a ground-breaking new project to reconnect water, people and wildlife with the natural floodplain of the Arcadian Thames, led by the Thames Landscape Strategy in partnership with the Father Thames Trust and Habitats & Heritage.

Job Purpose

The Rewilding Arcadia Partnership, Outreach and Education Officer (POE Officer) is funded through a grant received by the Father Thames Trust from DEFRA through the Green Challenge Recovery Fund 2 to develop the first phase in this exciting new initiative. Rewilding Arcadia sets out to explore ways to adapt and make resilient the floodplain of the Arcadian Thames (the stretch of river between Weybridge and Chiswick) in response to climate change and increasing flood risk.

The POE Officer will be employed by Habitats & Heritage, a key partner in the project on behalf of the Thames Landscape Strategy. The POE Officer will report to the Thames Landscape Strategy and will need to follow the policies and procedures of both organisations.

This is an exciting and varied role, providing the opportunity to shape a ground-breaking new project Rewilding Arcadia. The post holder will help to develop and roll out the partnerships, outreach and education programme for the first phase of the Rewilding Arcadia project in partnership with Thames Landscape Strategy, The Father Thames Trust, Habitats & Heritage and other relevant organisations and communities along the Arcadian Thames.

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