Nature Recovery Projects Officer

Grade 8 (scp 20-24) £ 30,296 - £33,024
Permanent, Full Time


A fantastic chance to be a Nature Recovery Projects Officer on a pioneering seascape scale restoration project, working with a multi-disciplined partnership addressing some of the key challenges facing not only Chichester Harbour, but the wider UK marine environment.

About Us

Chichester Harbour National Landscape is one of the most important sites for wildlife in the UK, as well as being an active harbour for water users.

Our focus is on the protection and restoration of nature as well as recreation and leisure. In response to the declining state of nature, we established the CHaPRoN partnership (Chichester Harbour Protection and Recovery of Nature) in 2020, as an initiative to help protect and restore the Harbour’s natural environment.  CHaPRoN is one of ten partners in the Blue Marine Foundations’s Solent Seascape Project: a five-year, multi-million-pound conservation project to reconnect the Solent into a functioning seascape by improving the condition, extent, and connectivity of key marine and coastal habitats.

The role

As Nature Recovery Projects Officer you will be responsible for a programme of projects from the CHaPRoN delivery plan that protect, enhance and restore the coastal habitats of saltmarsh and seagrass within the harbour and fulfils CHaPRoN’s responsibilities for the Solent Seascape Project.

Enjoy work in a beautiful, unique harbour environment with a friendly team dedicated to protecting and enhancing a protected National Landscape.

About You

You’ll possess relevant qualifications and have excellent general knowledge of ecology/conservation and the ability to quickly build a strong knowledge base relating to specific habitats/species.

You will have experience in delivering wildlife restoration and/or creation projects, in scientific monitoring of project sites and of working in partnerships to achieve shared outcomes.  The skills required for the role include competent project management, understanding of licensing and consenting of habitat management projects and experience of applying for and obtaining grants or other funding.

You will be a confident communicator, able to work effectively and build positive relationships with partners, stakeholders, colleagues, and contractors.

Working with us, you’ll enjoy

Local Government Pension Scheme

32 days annual leave increasing to 35 days after 1 year (including bank holidays)

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 10th June 2024.
Interviews will be held w/c 17th June 2024.

See full details of the role in the job description.

Please apply using the Chichester Harbour Conservancy Application Form.
Send your completed application form to
For any enquiries about the role please contact Sarah Chatfield on 01243 512301


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