Landscape Manager – Northern Roots

Northern Roots is transforming 160 acres of urban greenspace into a destination for learning, leisure and growing. The project aims to benefit the environment, and to improve the health, wellbeing and livelihoods of local communities.

The Landscape Manager will play a key role in the management, conservation, restoration and enhancement of the Northern Roots site and is a critical role for the development of Northern Roots. It is a new role funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund and will move Northern Roots forward into the active delivery phase of nature-based solutions.

We are looking for an individual with proven practical expertise and people management skills, coupled with a creative and flexible attitude, to ensure the 160-acre Northern Roots site is managed to improve its value for biodiversity and to meet Northern Roots’ wider aspirations. The role will involve practical land and estate management that will vary by season and habitat. The postholder will plan and lead a programme of works to aid nature recovery: the creation of new wetlands, woodland and management of existing meadow habitat.  Experience of leading volunteering and citizen science projects is desirable as the post holder will contribute to the engagement and involvement of diverse local communities surrounding this site, reconnecting people with nature.

If you’ve got the skills and experience, and want to work on a unique and ground breaking project, we’d love to hear from you.  Closes Monday 22nd February at 5pm.

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is funded by Defra and is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.