Peatland Conservation Assistant
We are seeking to appoint a Peatland Conservation Assistant to work on our Peatland Programme throughout the North Pennines AONB.
Experience working in an upland peatland environment, working with farmers, keepers and landowners, peatland restoration techniques and peatland vegetation surveys are essential. Knowledge of peatland vegetation types, ecosystem services and of issues facing UK peatlands nationally and locally are required, along with excellent GIS/GPS and communications skills. Additional information and instructions on how to apply are on the North East Jobs portal -https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/default.aspx?page=jobdetail&module=jobs-userjobdetails&jid=117888
For further information regarding this post, please contact Paul Leadbitter on 01388 528 801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 14 May and interviews will be held on Friday 24 May 2013 at the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Office in Stanhope, Weardale.
Nectarworks Community Officer
Grade 10: £27,849 - £30,851
This post is full-time (37 hours/week) with fixed-term contract to March 2017.
With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the North Pennines AONB Partnership is to launch a new project, Nectarworks, which will focus on the conservation and enhancement of rare flower-rich grasslands and the bumblebees and other nectar-feeders that depend on them. We will be working closely with many people, including farmers, smallholders, schools & community groups and local residents. We are seeking a skilled and motivated person to drive the project forward.
The Nectarworks Community Officer will lead on the public involvement aspects of the project. Through direct engagement, you will help a wide range of people to contribute to the ‘nectar-source network’ in the North Pennines. A skilled and experienced communicator, you will set up and run a programme of activities for local primary schools. Working with schools, community groups and residential care homes you will establish new nectar gardens in their grounds. By recruiting, training and supporting volunteers, you will help local residents to learn about and help bumblebees in their gardens. You will help to reinvigorate an ancient skill by organising training in the use of traditional scythes. Educated to degree level, you will have a proven ability to inspire, motivate and generate action from a wide range of people.
This post will be part of the North Pennines AONB Partnership Staff Team and will be based at the Partnership’s office in Stanhope, County Durham.
Closing date for applications is May 30th 2013. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th June. We’re afraid unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.
To apply for this post, please visit www.northeastjobs.org.uk. You will need to register through the portal to apply for the vacancy. However, if you do not have web access please call 03000 267241 to obtain a hard copy application form quoting job reference RED12-73.
For any further enquiries about this role please contact contact Rebecca Barrett or Peter Samsom on 01388 528801 (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bowlees Visitor Centre catering concession
The North Pennines AONB Partnership is upgrading Bowlees Visitor Centre and picnic site in the heart of Upper Teesdale, County Durham.
This busy site boasts over 40,000 visitors each year. We are now looking for a local business to become our catering partner at the centre.
If you are a local caterer, café or restaurant owner looking for a new challenge and would like to find out more then please contact Jon Charlton, Programme Development Manager on 01388 528801 or email@example.com to find out more and request an information pack