After two years of groundwork and preparation by the Living Levels team consisting of Alison Boyes, the Programme Manager, Gavin Jones, the Community Engagement Officer and Sian Hawkins, the Finance and Administration Officer, working alongside the staff from the 12 partner organisations, we are delighted to announce that two new members of staff have now also joined the team! They are Chris Harris, Access and Interpretation Officer who will deliver a range of access and interpretation projects as part of our ‘Understanding and Appreciating’ theme which is all about improving the visitor experience in the Gwent Levels and growing the Gwent Levels as a destination to be visited and enjoyed. Mark Stokes, Natural Heritage Officer has also joined the team. Mark will be working to roll out a large-scale programme of habitat restoration works including field ditch and orchard restoration, pollinator habitat and meadow Gwent Levels SSSI network as part of our ‘Conserving and Restoring’ theme.
After two years working with the partners to set up the Living Levels, the current Programme Manager Alison Boyes is moving on to pastures new to join her husband in Reading and will be leaving the team in July. Living Levels is therefore recruiting a new Programme Manager to lead this exciting programme in the delivery phase! The Programme Manager will be employed by RSPB to work on behalf of the partnership – details about this opportunity can be found here.