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    As part of the Co-Adapt (to climate change) Interreg 2 Seas Programme, please see the link for the Connecting the Culm Project Manager- https://www.devonjobs.gov.uk/environment-conservation-waste-planning-transportation-environment-project-manager-connecting-the-culm/63575.job

    Deadline 18 April, post based in Blackdown Hills AONB (Devon/Somerset border).

    General information about Connecting the Culm is here https://blackdownhillsaonb.org.uk/project/connecting-the-culm/

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative Project Manager to lead one of eight regional delivery projects across the UK and Europe, as part of an EU Interreg 2 Seas Co-Adapt (to climate change) Programme. The regional project is entitled Connecting the Culm (CTC).

    The CTC budget is £1 million over 3 years (the length of this fixed term post). The project’s main elements include the co-design of a whole catchment model to guide the installation of demonstration nature based solutions via co-creation with communities and stakeholders. Such multi-objective solutions to restore natural processes and attenuate flows (that will be installed through the project) include wetland mire restoration, reconnecting floodplains and other natural flood management/ working with natural processes interventions.

    The area encompasses the headwaters of the river catchment in the Blackdown Hills AONB near Hemyock (on the Devon/ Somerset border) and then downstream to Cullompton (subject to a large new development proposal), National Trust’s Killerton estate and the confluence with the river Exe on the edge of Exeter city in Devon.

    The postholder will be required to co-ordinate and oversee the practical delivery of the project outputs, largely through managing large contracts. Two of these contracts will be for full-time specialists in Nature Based Solutions and Co-creation. Co-creation is a key thread through the Co-Adapt Programme and this ethos will be expected to be embedded across the partnership, both locally and across UK and EU partners as well as with local communities and the landowning community.

    You will be an excellent communicator willing to share and learn across the Co-Adapt partners and beyond. Using your innate ability to horizon scan, you will lead the co-creation of a 25 year Blueprint for the river Culm catchment that looks past the end of Co-Adapt and forms part of a toolkit, embedding adaptive and resilience planning into the plans, strategies and priorities of decision makers and other stakeholders, underpinned by a growing movement of community advocates who actively engage in the future of their catchment.

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