Biodiversity Officer Wanted

Newport Area Environment Group is recruiting for the post of Biodiversity and Decarbonisation Officer: ‘This is an exciting role, leading our new project to support habitat creation and improve biodiversity in and around Newport through wildlife gardening, tree planting and community biodiversity monitoring.’

It’s seeking ‘a self-motivated, organised and creative candidate to manage the project over the 18-month period. This is an exciting role with the potential to improve biodiversity within the area and work closely to bring the community together around the aims of the project.’

For more details and to access the recruitment pack, visit This is a part-time, freelance role.

Deadline for applications is 2 April 2021.

CARE is a community benefit society working in North Pembrokeshire, with the aim of tackling fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions locally. In 2019 it put up a wind turbine near Llanfyrnach; all profits will go back to local people.

It is organising free events such as a wellbeing walk at Cornerwood, Llangoedmor SA43 2LQ, on Saturday 10 April 2021 – which has proved so popular that it is already fully booked.

Cornerwood is a beautiful woodland located on the north side of the Teifi gorge. Cornerwood will introduce the ethos of its family-run business, highlighting how it specialises in woodland crafts and produce and there are hopes for many more events like this in the future.

Jasmine Dale, permaculture designer, ecological and integrated design consultant, will lead a Wellbeing Walk, providing opportunities to understand how the woodlands can be used to enhance health and wellbeing. During the walk, Jasmine aims “to combine both sensory and objective observations as a route to understanding ecology and our role within it”.

Check the Facebook page for CARE to find out what other events are being planned and for more information on the job advertised there.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty Parsons

Kitty is an incomer, with five summers under her belt and the knowledge that even the wettest and greyest of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire. She knows she will never live long enough to be considered a local but hopes to leave some small mark through writing about this beautiful county and its people.

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