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Tees-Swale Programme Manager

Contract type: Fixed term until 31 July 2025
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: Grade 13 £38,813 to £42,683
Hours per week: 37
Employment location: North Pennines AONB Office, Stanhope
Closing date: 21 June

The North Pennines AONB Partnership is looking for a manager for the ground-breaking nature recovery and engagement programme, Tees-Swale – naturally connected. After three years in development, this National Lottery Heritage Fund supported programme began last year and is now making things happen on the ground.

Tees-Swale is led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, and covers nearly 850km2 of outstanding Protected Landscape. The team is 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 and engaging people with nature, have an in-depth knowledge of conservation and a strong understanding of farmers and farming,  can build and sustain relationships with people and organisations, and can manage a major programme, professional staff and complex budgets, then we’d like to hear from you.

The post will be based in Stanhope, in County Durham (with flexibility for a degree of remote working), with the need for travel throughout the programme area.  The postholder will be employed by Durham County Council on behalf of the AONB Partnership.

Applicants should hold a degree or equivalent in a conservation, environmental or heritage management related subject and have substantial experience of successfully managing complex multi-partner projects relating to the conservation of natural beauty or land management

Deadline for applications: 21/06/2020. Interviews will be held in early July (physical venue or virtual – to be confirmed)

For more information, including application details: https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Tees_Swale_Programme_Manager/207929

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.gov.uk

Farming in Protected Landscapes Officers x2

Contract type: Temporary
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: Grade 10 £31,346 to £34,728
Hours per week: 37
Employment location: AONB Offices, Stanhope
Number of posts: 2
Closing date: 21 Jun

The North Pennines AONB Partnership is looking for two new staff to work on the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme until 31 March 2024.

Created by Defra, and managed by AONB and National Park teams, the programme will help farmers, land managers and others to deliver work on the farmed landscape under the themes of climate, nature, people and place.

You will provide advice and guidance to applicants/potential applicants and support a panel created to judge applications. You will need to have a HND or an equivalent qualification together with considerable experience of working with farmers and land managers, a good knowledge of conservation/land management and access issues and familiarity with current agri-environment schemes.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in June on a date to be confirmed.

For more information, including application details: https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Farming_in_Protected_Landscapes_Officer/207618

For further information visit www.northpennines.org.uk and to arrange a time to discuss this opportunity, contact chris@northpenninesaonb.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.

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