Tees-Swale Programme Manager

North Pennines AONB Partnership

Stanhope, County Durham
£38,813 - £42,683 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 21st June 2021   7 days left


This is a fixed term post until 31 July 2025.

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 is now ready to start 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.

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.

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.

Interviews are scheduled to be held in early July on a date to be confirmed. A determination on whether the interviews will take the form of an electronic one or in person will be taken in line with DCC guidance at that time.

To arrange to discuss the post, please contact Chris Woodley-Stewart, Director, North Pennines AONB Partnership at [email protected] or Gary Smith, Director of Conservation and Community, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority [email protected]

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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