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Quotes requested for production of way marking posts

The Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme c/o Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is requesting suppliers to quote for the production and supply of way marking posts for its access improvement programme.

Date of Issue: 3rd May 2017.

Quote Deadline: 12th May 2017 (midday).

Client: Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme (LP-11-04927) c/o Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (Lead Partner), Hams Hall Environmental Centre, Off Canton Lane, Hams Hall Distribution Park, Coleshill, North Warwickshire B46 1GA.

Contact: Dafydd Jones, Access Improvement Officer  ;  dafydd.jones@wkwt.org.uk  ;  01675 470 917.

Job: We require quotes for the production and delivery of the following way markers specifications:

  • 40 No. of 100mm x 100mm x 2400mm green oak, 4 way weather topped with a single image routed onto each side (supplied by client). The top section painted yellow (RGB 252, 235, 16).
  • 15 No. of 100mm x 100mm x 2400mm green oak, 4 way weather topped with a single image routed onto each side (supplied by client). The top section painted blue (RGB 20, 74, 248).
  • 15 No. of 100mm x 100mm x 2400mm green oak, 4 way weather topped with a single image routed onto each side (supplied by client). The top section painted white.
  • The painted area to be 250mm down the length from the tip of 4 way weather top of post. The routed image is a single image, routed onto 4 sides of the way marking post – position to be determined prior to start of contract.
  • Delivery to B46 1GA in two phases – 40 x yellow within 6-8 week period from order date, with remaining 30 delivered within 12 weeks from order date.
  • Please specify whether your quote is inclusive or exclusive of VAT.

Selection of Supplier: This will be based on evidence of appropriate skills, experience and track record, as well as environmental sustainability (e.g. FSC approved oak), cost and value for money.

Quotes requested for the creation of trail guides

The Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme requires the design and creation of a series of engaging, fun and informative trail guides / walk leaflets.

A Brief outlining the work required is available to download here.

Consultants are invited to quote for the work outlined in the Brief by midnight on Sunday 30 April 2017.

For more information, please contact us.

The New Marketing Apprentice!

Hello Everyone!

My name is Ebony Smith and I’m the new marketing apprentice for Tame Valley Wetlands! I have been at Tame Valley for a little over a week now and I am loving every minute of it.

 

A little bit about me:

I am 20 years old and looking to make a career within a conservation organisation. I enjoy English, being on social media, being creative and well most of all… I LOVE to talk, a lot! I guess marketing is the perfect job for me then, as it allows me to connect with a variety of people and I always love to meet and get to know new people. I have always had a big passion for animals, whether they are wild, exotic or just your usual family pets. I, for example, have had many different sorts of pets growing up from cats to tortoises, rats to snakes, rabbits to bearded dragons and mice to a bosc monitor. In total I believe we had just over 50 reptiles plus our furry little friends as well all at once! It was literally like living in a zoo (every child’s dream right?!). To add to that, I am originally from Devon where my Grandparents still own a pony called Misty, who I loved to ride as a kid. So, no matter how big, small, scaled or smooth, I have always had a soft spot and believed that every animal in this world is entitled to their own part of the planet, therefore conserving the natural environment is just as important as protecting the animals themselves. Without this, they would not be able to exist, just like us, and so we must make it a conscious effort to maintain a fair amount of living space for the world’s animals to survive. I have strong beliefs, but I’m a laid back kind of person who I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot from!

Now, my life doesn’t consist of so many unusual animals any more as I currently own just a dog. I shouldn’t say JUST a dog though, as my little 10 year old, brown (well ginger) haired Staffy, Rio, is the most adorable, kindest, loving and loyal dog I know, and he is definitely a man’s best friend! Especially when he likes to snog your face off… not a fan. Just to prove to you how cute he is though, I’ve added a couple of pictures!

In the short amount of time I have been with Tame Valley Wetlands (TVW), I have been out with the TameForce team twice – once here at TVW and yesterday to Hodge Lane Local Nature Reserve , visited Kingsbury Water Park, enjoyed a three day first aid course at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve and met a wide range of people. I should just say that Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve is Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s HQ and I would highly recommend a day out with the family there as it’s fantastic with an abundance of wildlife! The same goes for Kingsbury Water Park and Hodge Lane Local Nature Reserve, so type those names into Google and enjoy this spring and the upcoming summer weather outside, becoming one with your local nature.

I will be posting more updates about our events, our TameForce team and the things you can do to be a little closer to nature.

*TameFest Event – celebrating the Tame Valley Wetlands’ heritage – Saturday 28th May 2016 at Kingsbury Water Park! Full of free activities for all – stay tuned for updates closer to the time!*

I hope you can make it and fingers crossed the weather’s good!

Ebony 🙂

 

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Marketing Apprentice – Tame Valley Wetlands

Salary: Apprenticeship pay scale:

  • Point 1 = £3.87 an hour, £135.45 a week, £7,043.40 a year all new starters for the first 12 months
  • Point 2 = £5:30 an hour, £185.50 a week, £9,646.00 a year once completed 12 months and aged 19/20
  • Point 3 = £6.70 an hour, £234.50 a week, £12,194.00 a year once completed 12 months and aged 21+

Hours: 35 hours per week (please note this has changed from 37 hours / week)

Employer: Warwickshire County Council (the role will be managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust through the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme)

Contract: 18 months from start date (fixed term)

Location: Hams Hall Environmental Centre, Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire

Closing date: 7 February 2016

Interview date: 18 February 2016 #please note change of date#

Job ref: WARW000002010

The role:

The Tame Valley Wetlands is a landscape partnership scheme, led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and a partnership of local and national organisations. Our vision is to create a wetland landscape, rich in wildlife and accessible to all, between Birmingham and Tamworth, in North Warwickshire and southeast Staffordshire. For more information, please visit the website: www.tamevalleywetlands.co.uk

This is a superb Marketing Apprenticeship opportunity, to raise awareness of the Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme, the Partnership and the landscape, and to increase participation in events and activities and support campaigns and fundraising.

This is a diverse role, working with partner organisations and local groups to promote the Tame Valley Wetlands as a destination, and promoting sites of interest, events and work taking place across the area. As an apprentice you’ll support the team in a variety of marketing activities; researching and writing publications, updating our website, blogs and social media channels, producing press releases and articles for various media, and supporting marketing and fundraising campaigns.

The invaluable experience you’ll gain from this role will enable you to complete the apprenticeship qualification in Marketing (at intermediate or advanced level, depending on your initial capabilities) and will be the perfect springboard for your career in marketing, promotion and media.

Key requirements:

No previous work experience is necessary, and training and support will be provided to help you settle into full time employment. However, any experience of creative writing and/ or producing promotional material will come in handy!

Skills/ attributes you will require are good communication, the ability to use computers and software such as Microsoft Office, a good knowledge of social media, good organisational and time management skills, the ability to work in a team, and an interest in the environment, wildlife and/ or heritage. For a full list of desired requirements for this role, please see the Job Description and Person Specification that can be found through the ‘How to apply’ link below.

Another important requirement is that you can travel to the Hams Hall Distribution Park nr Coleshill, North Warwickshire, where this job will be based. Travel to work is not something that we can support you with, so please consider how you will get to work each day before applying. A full UK driving licence and your own car is ideal.

Additional Information:

This apprenticeship is in joint partnership between Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (as lead partner on the Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme) and Warwickshire County Council funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The role will primarily be working with the Tame Valley Wetlands team, but you will also be able to take advantage of the Council’s development and training opportunities and be part of the overall WCC cohort of apprentices.

The Training Provider for this apprenticeship is Heart of England Training. www.hoet.co.uk

Please note: Apprenticeships are NOT open to applicants who already have a degree / HND / HNC or other qualifications at level 4 or above.

For further information about the role please contact Simon Lowe, Training and Education Officer for the Tame Valley Wetlands at Simon.Lowe@wkwt.org.uk or Dan Nash, Apprenticeship Hub Officer for Warwickshire County Council at danielnash@warwickshire.gov.uk.

How to apply: You can apply for this role through the WM Jobs website: please click here.

Kingsbury Water Park Visitor Centre – Tender

The Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership is inviting contractors to submit a tender for the redevelopment of Kingsbury Water Park Visitor Centre.

The successful contractor will:

  • Carry out a consultation with project stakeholders; Visitor Centre staff and volunteers, Warwickshire County Council staff, Tame Valley Wetlands project officers, Friends of Kingsbury Water Park, and the general public, to identify opportunities for interpreting Kingsbury Water Park and the wider Tame Valley.
  • Remodel the interior of the Visitor Centre and shop to improve visitor flow and utilisation of available space.
  • Design, manufacture and install a range of interpretation material for the Kingsbury Water Park Visitor Centre, which will be restyled as a ‘gateway’ to the wider Tame Valley Wetlands area.

Following completion of the project, the Visitor Centre will be restyled as the “Gateway to the Tame Valley Wetlands“.

 

Background

kingsburyVCKingsbury Water Park is the most popular visitor attraction within the Tame Valley; over 300,000 people visit the site each year. The country park is 620 acres in size and is a key site within the valley, sitting at the centre of the scheme area. This makes the Visitor Centre an ideal gateway for exploring the wider Tame Valley.

The Visitor Centre currently houses an ‘interpretation area’ featuring information about the site and the wider valley, a small shop selling gifts, books and toys, and a large reception desk. The Visitor Centre sits within a paved area and is surrounded by a small complex of buildings, including a cafe, offices, toilets, and two classrooms. There is scope for basing some of the new interpretation within this area, utilising the considerable exterior wall space of the information centre and adjacent buildings.

kingsbury_interiorThe Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership is looking to completely redesign the centre space to provide visitors with an exciting and informative experience of the park, the wider Tame Valley and the scheme. It will have the feel of an engaging and vibrant heritage centre, and will seek to inspire people to explore and discover their local landscape, signposting places to visit, things to do and see, events, wildlife and local heritage. The centre should appeal to a range of ages and should utilise the available space, both inside and outside the building, in interesting and innovative ways.

One of the key outcomes of the scheme will be to reinforce the identity of the Tame Valley wetlands, in terms of its landscape, wildlife, history and cultural significance to Birmingham, Tamworth and the wider West Midlands’ region. Following completion of the new interpretation, the centre will be re-branded as the ‘Gateway to the Tame Valley Wetlands’ and a grand opening will take place in Spring 2017.

 

Outputs

The winning tender will consult with all relevant stakeholders to produce the following outputs:

  • Remodel the interior of the Visitor Centre to improve visitor flow.
  • The design, manufacture and installation of a range of new interpretation material within and around the Kingsbury Water Park Visitor Centre.
  • Deliver this exciting flagship project for the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership to a high standard, on time and to budget.

 

Deadlines

Deadline for tenders is 12.00pm, Monday 15th February 2016.

The anticipated start date for the work is Monday 29th February 2016.

Work must be completed by 10th February 2017.

 

More information

For more information or a copy of the full tender brief, please contact chris.harris@wkwt.org.uk, or telephone 01675 470 917.

 

Youth Engagement Officer – Job Advert

We are seeking a Youth Engagement Officer for the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The job will involve overseeing the development and delivery of a youth programme to engage young people in a wide range of positive activities. The Youth Engagement Officer’s work will provide young people with a greater appreciation for the local heritage, the knowledge and skills to look after the land in a sustainable way, and develop firm foundations for young people’s future lives in the Tame Valley.

We are looking for someone with:-
• A current first aid certificate.
• Full driving license and access to a vehicle.

Preferably with:-
• A degree or experience in a conservation or environmental discipline.
• A JNC or local youth qualification.

Experience of:-
• Developing and delivering practical conservation and environmental projects involving young people.
• Proven track record in youth work settings such as centre-based work, detached or rural settings that are youth related.
• Experience of working with young people in outdoor settings.
• Project management including day to day responsibility for budgets.

Preference will be given to candidates who either live in the scheme area, or within a half an hour commute – or be willing to relocate to this area for the duration of the post (please state on application).

Employer: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

Salary: £21,900 pa pro rata (plus 10% pension).

Hours: 25 hours / week (part-time).

Contract: 2.5 years (fixed-term).

Location: Hams Hall Environmental Centre, Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire.

Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 3rd December 2015.

Interview date: Wednesday 9th December 2015.

For an Application Pack and to Apply: Please click here.

 

Access Improvement Officer – Job Advert

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We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to deliver and promote physical access improvements and responsible recreational opportunities across the Tame Valley Wetlands landscape.

The post requires the ability to effectively manage a busy workload and good communication skills, as you will be required to liaise with landowners, contractors and the community to resolve problems and ensure compliance with statutory requirements.

You should have practical skills and relevant experience in habitat management and path maintenance, be passionate about working with volunteers, and comfortable working in a small team as well as independently.

Although based near Coleshill in North Warwickshire, you will be working across the landscape between Birmingham and Tamworth. As such you will need access to a vehicle (mileage reimbursed) and will be happy working outdoors in all weather, on nature reserves and in the countryside.

This role is part of the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Employer:
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

Salary: £19,788 per annum (plus pension).

Hours: 35 hours / week (full-time).

Contract: 2.5 years (fixed-term).

Location: Hams Hall Environmental Centre, Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire.

Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 22nd November 2015.

Interview date: Monday 30th November 2015.

Application Pack: Click here to download.

To apply: Visit www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs  (where you can download an Application Form and an Application Pack).

Two new positions available with the Tame Valley Wetlands!

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are seeking TWO motivated and skilled individuals to join the Tame Valley Wetlands (Landscape Partnership) Scheme.

Both roles are funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund for 3 years (fixed-term contracts) and will be located at the Tame Valley Wetlands Office, Hams Hall Environmental Centre, Coleshill, North Warwickshire B46 1GA. Both will involve lone working, with regular travel across North Warwickshire and Tamworth. Access to your own vehicle is required (mileage reimbursed).

The roles could potentially be combined to provide a full time post for the right candidate. You will need to complete an application form for both posts.

The closing date for both roles is 12 noon on Friday 8th May 2015.

Access Improvements Officer
Employer: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
Salary: £20,500 pro rata plus pension.
Hours: 21 hours (3 days) per week.
Interviews: Friday 15th May 2015.
Apply: Visit www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs (you can also download an Application Pack here).

The job will involve working with partners, landowners, contractors, local groups, volunteers and other key stakeholders to coordinate, plan, deliver and promote inclusive physical access improvements and responsible recreational opportunities (e.g. walking, cycling, canoeing, horse riding, etc.) across the Tame Valley Wetlands landscape.

Youth Engagement Officer
Employer: Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
Salary: £21,900 pro rata plus 10% pension.
Hours: 25 hours (3.5 days) per week.
Interviews: Thursday 14th May 2015.
Apply: Email jobs@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

The job will involve overseeing the development and delivery of a youth programme to engage young people in a wide range of positive activities. The Youth Engagement Officer’s work will provide young people with a greater appreciation for the local heritage, the knowledge and skills to look after the land in a sustainable way, and develop firm foundations for young people’s future lives in the area.

Access and Interpretation Officer(s) – Job Advert

We are advertising for one x 4 day per week Access & Interpretation Officer role, or two x 2 day per week roles focussing on either the access or interpretation aspects of the role. This is to fulfil our access and learning programme as part of the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

If you are passionate about improving and promoting access and interpretation at sites of heritage interest and across a landscape, and you are enthusiastic about sharing knowledge with people in an accessible and innovative way, then we would love to hear from you!

You will have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working with volunteers, contractors and colleagues to improve physical access and/or to create engaging interpretation, both online and on-the-ground.

This post will involve lone working, with regular travel across North Warwickshire and Tamworth. You will need access to a vehicle (mileage reimbursed).

Salary: £20,500 per annum, pro rata.

Hours: 4 days per week (28 hours) or 2 days per week (14 hours).
Please note: There is potential for extra hours to be made available for the right candidate with additional creative and technical skills in graphic design. 

Contract: 3 years (fixed-term).

Location: Coleshill, North Warwickshire.

Closing Date: 11th March 2015 (11pm).

Interview Date: 23rd March 2015.

Job Reference: AIO-15.

Please click here to download a copy of the Application Pack (please read the information in this pack carefully before applying).

For more details on how to apply and to download a copy of the Application Form (and Application Pack), please visit: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs.

Chairperson required for the Tame Valley Wetlands

The Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership (TVWLP) is looking for a motivated and passionate individual to Chair our Partnership Board, tasked with overseeing the governance of the scheme and achieving our vision and aims.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Willing to give up their time for free (this is a voluntary position);
  • Good at chairing meetings and promoting effective participation by all;
  • Able to act effectively and impartially as an ambassador for the TVWLPS;
  • Able to network effectively within Warwickshire, Staffordshire and regionally for TVWLPS, linking with wider strategies and socio-economic drivers;
  • Committed to furthering the TVWLPS vision and aims throughout the whole scheme area.

In addition to attending Board meetings, this role will require attendance at other TVWLPS meetings, conferences and events within and around the scheme area.

Please note: this is a voluntary position and will run for a 12 month period (although applicants will still be considered if they cannot commit to the whole 12 months).

Please download the role description by clicking here…

To find out more, please call the TVWLP Scheme Manager, Tim Haselden on 01675 475 939 for an informal discussion. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter by email to enquiries@discovertamevalley.com or by post to the Tame Valley Wetlands Office, Hams Hall Environmental Centre.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 2nd March 2015. Selection will be by informal interview at a suitable date to be confirmed.

If you feel you might have what we need, or know someone who does, then we would be delighted to hear from you!