Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer x2

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Bainbridge or Grassington, North Yorkshire
£26,511 - £32,233 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

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

Are you an experienced farm adviser looking for an opportunity to work for an outstanding organisation such as the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority? If so, read on.

About Us

We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales. Set against expansive heather moorland tops, each valley has its own distinct charm, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.

This summer we will be launching a new three-year Defra funded Farming in Protected Landscapes programme which will provide grants to farmers and land managers looking to deliver on climate, nature, access and landscape outcomes. 

We’re currently looking for two Farming in Protected Landscapes Officers to join our Farm Conservation Team, on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2024. The roles are full-time, one will be based at our Bainbridge office and the other can be based at either our Bainbridge office or our Grassington office.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £26,511 - £32,233 per annum
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Employee discounts on various goods and services
  • Free parking
  • Generous leave entitlement

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a National Park and work in one of the UK’s most striking and breath-taking locations.

The Roles

These roles will be integral to the successful delivery of the new Defra funded programme within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and will include:

  • Acting as first points of contact for the programme;
  • Helping to develop project ideas with farmers and land managers
  • Assessing applications;
  • Providing recommendations to the Local Assessment Panels; and
  • Providing monitoring and feedback on the progress of the scheme to Defra.

About You

You should be experienced in agri-environment advice delivery, articulate, pragmatic, with an in-depth understanding of upland farming and land management, preferably within a protected landscape. Experience of farmer group facilitation would be an advantage, as is delivery of access and engagement type projects.

You will be efficient with an excellent attention to detail, able to work to tight deadlines and have excellent report writing and presentation skills.

The posts are eligible for job share or for secondments.

Our recruitment process treats all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. That said, we particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as this group are currently under-represented throughout the Authority.

For an informal chat about these vacancies, please contact Helen Keep, Senior Farm Conservation Officer on 07818 048749 or email [email protected]

The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Monday 21 June 2021

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 28 June 2021

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