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Peatland Programme Support Officer

Contract Type: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full time
Salary: Grade 9 £28,672 to £32,234
Hours per week: 37
Employment Location: AONB Offices, Stanhope
Closing date: 27 September 2021

An opportunity has arisen for a Peatland Project Support Officer until 1 November 2022.

The post-holder will work on the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Peatland Programme team in a supportive role to the Field Officer. The post holder will be able negotiate with landowners, keepers and agents access for restoration work. To survey and develop specifications for peatland restoration contracts and to supervise and manage peatland restoration contractors.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent in a nature conservation or a related field together with having experience of working with landowners, farmers and/or gamekeepers.

Interviews are scheduled to take place via Microsoft Teams on Friday 8 October 2021.

For further information regarding the post, please contact Paul Leadbitter, Peatland Programme Manager at pleadbitter@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.

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 or email PESNCC@durham.gov.uk

For more information and to apply: https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Peatland_Project_Support_Officer/212550

Access to Nature Officer

Contract Type: Temporary
Working Pattern: Part time
Salary: Grade 10 £31,346 to £34,728 pro rata
Hours per week: 30
Employment Location: Hallbankgate Hub / AONB Offices, Stanhope
Closing date: 26 Sep

Required until 31 March 2023.

Do you have a passion to engage and work alongside young people on nature-based projects in their local landscape? We are looking for someone to introduce young people to the people and the practices that are shaping the landscape around them. Can you help them develop projects that make a difference to biodiversity, climate change and people on a local scale, and connect them with the right people and organisations that can support them in the future to continue to make a difference?

We are looking for someone who will be a great facilitator and advocate for these young people. Someone skilled in partnership working, keen to make a difference and leave a project legacy with these young people in Cumbria.

Fellfoot Forward is led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and delivered through a partnership of local organisations and communities. Through a scheme of projects, Fellfoot Forward will forge creative connections between people and landscape, conserve habitats and key species and celebrate this beautiful area with communities and visitors. The Fellfoot landscape stretches from the Cumbrian fellside of the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark to the River Eden and runs north from Melmerby to Hallbankgate. Fellfoot Forward is a Landscape Partnership Scheme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The project is integrated within a partnership project: Paths to Learning: Active Community Exploration (PLACE). The lead partner is Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC). PLACE is funded through the Green Recovery Challenge Fund delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Applicants should hold a Degree or equivalent, in an environment, ecology, historic environment, land management related subject or substantial experience in relevant field and be able to meet the transport requirements of the post.

Interviews are scheduled to be held via electronic means on Tuesday 12 October 2021. Please note that a short presentation will form part of the interview process.

We are also running an on-line Q&A session for anyone who would like to meet the AONB staff team who will be working with the successful candidate, before deciding whether or not to make an application. This will be held at 5pm on Monday 20 September 2021 on Zoom. If you would like to be sent the link, please contact Fiona Knox, Fellfoot Forward Scheme Manager – North Pennines AONB Partnership on 07891414412 or via email at fionak@northpenninesaonb.org.uk

To apply go to: https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Access_to_Nature_Officer/212709 

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