To support the continued development and expansion of Herefordshire Rural Hub we are seeking a Programme Manager to join our team.This is an exciting opportunity to develop and manage the Wyescapes project, to be funded by DEFRA’s Landscape Recovery scheme.
The Landscape Recovery scheme presents an entirely new way of working; putting landowners in the driving seat to design bespoke and ambitious stewardship schemes that use a blend of government and private funding to enable long term changes to land management.
The scale and potential impact of the project, both environmentally and economically, is significant for the participating businesses, our county and our rivers.
Herefordshire Rural Hub is small, dynamic organization that adapts its activity to support the needs of our users. As an organisation our objective is to help rural businesses thrive, in our role as the lead organisation for Wyescapes we want to ensure that the solutions and mechanisms developed are fit for purpose for the land managers, as well as the environment. We are working in partnership with landowners, NGOs, and other organisations to develop this innovative approach.
We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager to provide a vital central coordination and management role, both internally, and externally with project partners and Defra, to ensure that the project is fully resourced, delivery contracts are on track (on time, to budget, to quality), progress is communicated to stakeholders and programme-level risks are managed. The postholder will need to work effectively with people, in particular the participating land managers and build strong working relationships with project partners including DEFRA’s Landscape Recovery team, the Environment Agency a range of delivery partners.
Applications close 5pm on 16th February.