Landscape Project Officer

Quantock Hills AONB / Somerset County Council

Bridgwater, Somerset
£22,183 - £25,481 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 28th June 2021  

Full Time 37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2024

A bit about us

We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer to join the Quantock Hills AONB team to support the delivery of our landscape work through the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme and the Landscape & Visual Schemes.

Farming in Protected Landscapes, created by Defra, and managed by AONB and National Park teams across the country, will help farmers, land managers and others to deliver work on the farmed landscape, under the themes of climate, nature, people and place.

The Landscape & Visual Schemes are funded through the S106 / DCO associated with the development of Hinkley Point C. As with the FiPL programme the schemes will help farmers and others to deliver work or by directly delivering projects to enhance the landscape and nature of the wider Quantock area.

Here's what you can expect to be doing

You’ll provide advice and guidance to potential grant applicants and support an assessment panel, who will judge applications. You will be developing nature recovery schemes with land managers and supporting them in the delivery though running contracts.

A few things about you

Ideally, you’ll be qualified to at least degree level and have experience of working with a broad range of external stakeholders, in particular farmers and land managers. Familiarity with current agri-environment schemes would be an advantage.

The role will be based at Fyne Court, Broomfield, with flexibility for home working some of the week. The role will include travel throughout the Quantock Hills area.

If this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Iain Porter, Development Officer on 07977 412077 or Chris Edwards, AONB Manger on 07879 487600.

Closing date: 28th June 2021

Interviews will take place virtually via MS Teams

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