Dartmoor Farm Engagement Officer

Dartmoor National Park Authority

Bovey Tracey and Princetown, Devon
£27,741 - £32,234 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 14th June 2021   1 day left

Dartmoor National Park Authority
Dartmoor Hill Farm Project
Dartmoor Farm Engagement Officer
Grade 5: £27,741 - £32,234 (subject to JE)
 Full time – 37 hours per week
3 year fixed term

The Government in recognition of the escalating climate and ecological emergencies is implementing a series of initiatives to help tackle the crises and reverse further declines.

This role is being created to support the Dartmoor farming community by promoting and leading the delivery of upcoming Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme being launched by Defra. This 3 year grant scheme will offer funding to enhance natural capital and support sustainable businesses in preparation of the forthcoming Environment Land Management Schemes.

The post holder will aid in accessing and optimizing opportunities, both in terms of providing conservation and access advice and in the development of high-quality applications to maximize chances for securing funding.

We are looking for someone with an ability to inspire and motivate land managers to explore and enable natural capital enhancements that are beneficial to the environment and support healthy farm businesses.

You will have a good understanding of farming and a strong background working with upland farmers to achieve environmental outcomes. You will be familiar with agri-environment schemes and providing advice to achieve the best results from funding opportunities.

The successful applicant will be articulate, persuasive and organised, have proven project management experience and excellent administration and communications skills. You will work well with partners and be able to bring disparate groups together to work to common goals.

The post will be based at the Authority’s offices in Bovey Tracey and in Princetown. You will also be required to travel extensively within the National Park. The Authority operates flexible working hours and is a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Chris Giles ([email protected]).

Closing Date: 14th June 2021 (12 noon)

To apply please visit our website at: www.dartmoor.gov.uk/about-us/job-vacancies

Dartmoor National Park Authority is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.