Wales' UNESCO Biosphere
Ti Bia'r Biosffer
Young people from the Dyfi Valley celebrating their place, its people, culture and entrepreneurial spirit.
The Ti bia’r Biosffer project will identify and utilise opportunities using a series of short films showcasing entrepreneurism at its best.
Aberystwyth and the wider Dyfi Valley
The UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere inspires people and organisations to work together in creating sustainable futures we can all be proud of. It connects people with nature and cultural heritage while strengthening the local economy.
The landscapes in this part of Mid Wales run from high peat moorland, through wide estuary to sand dunes and beaches, taking in the wildlife of broadleaved woodland, coniferous forest, farmland, saltmarsh and large lowland peat bog making it a haven for wildlife.
Otters swim in the rivers, ospreys come and nest, red kites are easy to spot and dolphin pods regularly visit the beaches; there are nature reserves perfect for bird watching including the Dyfi Wildlife Centre and an RSPB reserve.
There are many types places to stay in a variety of locations such as the vibrant university town Aberystwyth, the market town of Machynlleth or the holiday beaches of Borth and Aberdyfi.
Our bi-lingual communities are proud of the Dyfi Biosphere status given by UNESCO in 2009.
Painting of the Dyfi Biosphere
Local weather in the Dyfi Biosphere
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status offers the area recognition and opportunity rather than constraint, because the designation is voluntary rather than statutory. People, businesses and organisations take advantage of it by getting involved. The coordinating Partnership has no funding of its own, but partners can act in its name. Sometimes they bring new resources into the area such as funding and expertise.
Biosphere Reserves explore locally how sustainable livelihoods, vibrant cultures and robust economies can be based on healthy environments.
Education and Research
Biosphere Reserves are places of learning. The Dyfi Biosphere supports research to understand its environment and community.
Work With Us
Dyfi Biosphere Coordinator
Could you be the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere Coordinator and ecodyfi Manager?
Key leadership attributes to include: Project development and management; fundraising; line management; persuasive communication in Welsh and English; and a determination to drive change.
Job Purpose: to lead the development, organisation, resources and capacity of ecodyfi, so that (in partnership with others) it can plan to deliver real economic, environmental and social benefits to the community of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere.
Initial contract: 12 months (37 hours/week) with the aspiration to become permanent
NOTE - We are discussing with our partners how to change what we offer, and expect to offer adjusted details before the end of February 2024.
To apply: Read the background information. Send us a CV and a covering letter showing how your experience, knowledge and skills respond to the characteristics in the Job Description and Person Specification.