Dark Skies Officer


Employer: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
Sector/Specialism: Public Sector

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority- Dark Skies Project Officer
3 days per week, fixed term until January 2025

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority with the support of Welsh Government have a job opportunity for a Dark Skies Project Officer to help improve the quality of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s night skies.

The role is suited to someone who can:
• Initiate and implement projects to reduce light pollution at key sites.
• Engage contractors to design and/or deliver key lighting projects.
• Ensure lighting projects meet the requirements of funding bodies and monitor budget spend and progress.
• Be the main point of contact for the National Park Authority on Dark Sky matters.
• Develop, co-ordinate and support a monitoring programme for sky quality to support the development of planning policy and guidance.

The successful candidate will need:
• A degree or equivalent in a relevant field or able to demonstrate equivalent experience.
• To be comfortable with conversational Welsh (B1 Intermediate).
• A full drivers’ licence.
• The ability to carry out site visits at night.
• Knowledge of techniques for planning, delivering and monitoring programmes of work.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas or information.
• The ability to plan and organize own work and that of others.

Full job description available by download.
Post holder will require a DBS check.

Salary and Benefits:
A basic salary of £30,151 pro rata, minimum 26 days holiday rising to 31 days plus public holidays, generous local government pension scheme, great flexible working arrangements and career development opportunities.

Closing Date: 05.12.2022. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority reserves the right to close this vacancy early.

This role is covered by the Authority’s Safer Recruitment procedures, and therefore DBS checks are mandatory.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
We pledge to improve the diversity of our workforce and therefore guarantee an interview to disabled candidates, who meet the essential job criteria and opt to apply via our Disability Confident Employers Scheme.