Nature Based Solutions Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Matlock, United Kingdom

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13 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 11 December 2022
Salary: £27,625 pa
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Sandy Hill, Main Street, Middleton by Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire , DE4 4LR
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We’re looking for a Nature Based Solutions Officer to lead our work on implementing nature based solutions for natural flood management and climate change impact resilience.
In this role, you’ll lead the development of natural flood management schemes. From concept to detailed design, you’ll provide technical expertise to bring forward schemes for delivery.
To be successful you will be motivated by the bigger picture, using innovative ways to utilise natural processes in combating the challenges of climate change.

Contact details

For more information please refer to the job description and key terms attached. If you have any questions about the role which are not answered in the attached documents, or require adjustments to the application process, please either email recruitment@derbyshirewt.co.uk or call 01773 881188.

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Responsibilities

In this role, you'll own:

  • Designing new Natural Flood Management schemes from concept to detailed design
  • Creating detailed plans for a range of interventions that utilise the principle of optimising natural processes e.g. leaky woody dams, swales, bunds, wetland creation, off line water storage ponds
  • Carrying out initial conceptual option assessment, topographic and other site investigations, scope and commission ecological surveys and bring forward schemes for delivery.
  • Utilising a variety of specialist computer applications and simulation software including GIS, CAD and hydrology models to carry out hydrological and water regime analysis, scheme capacity calculations and modelling.
  • Securing consent and permits for schemes – including Local Authority Planning Applications, Flood and Drainage Authority Ordinary Watercourse Consents and Environment Agency Flood Defence and Environmental Permits.
  • Supporting management and maintenance of water environment infrastructure, providing guidance in respect of new installations.
  • Presenting project details and technical information to colleagues and clients.
  • Providing technical content for schedules of works, tender adverts and supervision of delivery contracts.
  • Liaising with partners, contractors, government agencies, local authorities and suppliers.
  • Supervising staff and site workers on active projects locations

About you

We’re looking for a passionate advocate for nature based solutions for climate and biodiversity

This role might be right for you have:


  • Relevant qualifications, such as hydrology, water engineering, environmental engineering or a geography-based qualification.
  • A strong background in understanding the pressures on riverine systems, water resources and catchment management.
  • A sound understanding of wetland & riparian hydrology and catchment management.
  • Experience in CAD, and other water engineering and modelling software packages
  • Ability to produce designs that meet requirements for consenting and environmental permitting purposes.
  • The skills to interpret complex information, and make it accessible and inspiring to a range of audiences

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