Farming and Nature Trainee

North Pennines AONB

Stanhope, County Durham
£9.62/hour (paid via a bursary)

Paid • Full Time • Temporary

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, conservation & wildlife, environmental management

Closing date: Sunday, 28th February 2021   3 days left


The North Pennines AONB Partnership is seeking a Farming and Nature Trainee for a period of one year with an anticipated start date in April 2021, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Are you passionate about the environment and keen to support sustainable agriculture or nature recovery on a landscape scale? The North Pennines AONB Partnership are looking for a trainee to follow a course of land management and conservation training with our staff unit and our partners.

The North Pennines AONB Partnership has three flagship sustainable agriculture and nature recovery schemes: Fellfoot Forward, High Helbeck and Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected. Each project will have traineeship opportunities. The Fellfoot Forward and High Helbeck projects traineeships are being advertised separately, but in a parallel time frame.

This position will undertake training opportunities with the North Pennines AONB Partnership (and occasionally at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority) and its partners to learn about the conservation and management of protected landscapes, predominantly providing support to the Tees-Swale - naturally connected programme.

The successful candidate will be self-employed. Bursary payments equate to the hourly rate of the living wage determined by Durham County Council, however, as it is a training payment, there are no sickness or holiday payments and it is not taxable. Bursary payments will be made fortnightly in arrears on receipt of a timesheet and subject to satisfactory progress. If successful, you will need to register as self-employed and obtain appropriate public liability insurance.

Applicants should hold a Level 3 qualification in a subject related to nature conservation, land management, agriculture or ecology together with having experience of volunteering or work experience in nature conservation or agriculture.

Interviews are scheduled to be held via Microsoft Teams week commencing 8 March 2021.

For further information or an informal chat, please contact Niki Rust, Tees-Swale Programme Manager on 07918361996 or via email at [email protected]

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