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Tees Swale Farming and Nature Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Temporary
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
10/09/2020
Advert End Date:
30/09/2020 23:59
Salary:
Grade 10 £31,346 to £34,728
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Other
Vacancy ID:
199765
Employment Location:
AONB Office in Stanhope or Bainbridge
Post Number:
NCC20-242

Job details 

Closing date:
30 Sep


Further information

Contract - 5 years from appointment.

The North Pennines AONB Partnership and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are looking for two experienced people to deliver the nature recovery strands of a ground-breaking nature recovery and engagement programme, Tees-Swale – naturally connected. After three years in development, this National Lottery Heritage Fund supported programme is now ready to start making things happen on the ground.

‘Tees-Swale’ covers nearly 850km2 of outstanding Protected Landscape. The Tees Swale staff with the AONB and National Park teams are supported by a programme Board, chaired by Sir John Lawton. We aim to demonstrate how — by working in tandem with our High Nature Value farmers in particular — we can conserve, restore, expand and connect priority habitats on an unprecedented scale; at the same time, this work will deliver multiple other public benefits including climate change mitigation, flood-risk management and increasing people’s well-being.

If you want to make a real difference for nature recovery in the farmed landscape, connecting-up conservation measures over 300 farms, working closely with farmers and land managers, and if you have the direct experience and knowledge to back this up, we’d like to hear from you.

One post (employed by Durham County Council on behalf of the North Pennines AONB Partnership), will be based in Stanhope, in County Durham; the other will be based in Bainbridge, North Yorkshire, employed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Please state on the application form if you have a preference for working in the Yorkshire Dales or the North Pennines.

Applicants should be educated to degree level, ideally in a conservation, environmental or heritage management related subject, have empathy with farmers and farming, and substantial experience of successfully engaging the farming community in conservation.

Interviews are scheduled to be held via electronic means on Friday 9 October 2020.

To arrange to discuss the post, please contact Chris Woodley-Stewart, Director, North Pennines AONB Partnership: chris@northpenninesaonb.org.uk or Gary Smith, Director of Conservation and Community, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority: gary.smith@yorkshiredales.org.uk

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION FOR THIS POST WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH NORTH EAST JOBS, INCLUDING YOUR INVITE TO INTERVIEW IF YOU ARE SHORTLISTED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR NOTIFICATION FROM DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK AS YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY ANY OTHER MEANS. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services on 03000 263154/264469/264086/266148 or email PESNCC@durham.gov.uk

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