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Nature Recovery & Catchment Partnerships Manager

About You
Do you have a passion for nature and the natural world?
Do you want to improve nature in diverse ecosystems including wetlands, open water, forestry and rare grasslands?
Can you engage and motivate people to develop nature based solutions?
If so, read on......
You should have:

  • A passion for nature and nature based solutions.
  • Experience of environmental partnership working and blended finance.
  • Experience of delivering habitat and/or landscape design and management as part of multidisciplinary operational and/or project teams.
  • Knowledge of significant issues for the water environment in the UK.
  • Knowledge of environmental legislation and how that translates into operational activities relating to construction, and land and natural water system management.
We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

About The Role
 You will:
  • Develop and lead the delivery of the Coal Authority’s Nature Recovery plan, covering our nature and biodiversity objectives and our obligations across the three nations we serve, and leverage partnership opportunities to support the delivery of coalfield strategies and land transactions and management.
  • Be a main point of contact for all nature recovery and catchment partnership enquiries and co-ordinate and communicate responses and engagement, liaising with partner agencies, key stakeholders and others to drive forward biodiversity gain and ecosystems management.
  • Lead or support the development and delivery of a portfolio of partnership led physical enhancement projects to ensure they meet Coal Authority needs and objectives in conjunction with those of partners.
  • Facilitate the feasibility, scoping, progression and blended financing processes associated with selecting, prioritising and working within partnership projects from development to delivery stage.
  • Work closely within the sustainability and environmental compliance team to deliver our sustainability plan across the wider business.

Role location: Hybrid/Mansfield
For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.


Application closing date:8th October 2023
Sifting date:10th October 2023
Interviews: 12th October and w/c 16th October 2023
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:
  • A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%
  • A choice of working patterns; full-time, part-time, job-share!
  • Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diversity Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • Employee discounts
  • Annual medicals
  • £15 per month towards wellbeing
  • A values based recognition scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements to give employees freedom to vary their hours around personal preferences and commitments.
  • Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidays
  • On-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield office
  • Sponsorship and professional qualifications support
  • Professional subscriptions paid
Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 15/09/2023
  • Rate: £41,083 - £45,648
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0177
  • Posted: 2023-09-15 19:33:03 -

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