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Jul 6, 2021

Farming in Protected Landscapes Recruitment

We are recruiting for a Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer & Business Support Officer

About the Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme 

We are looking to recruit a Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer and a Business Support Officer until March 2024 

Farming in Protected Landscapes is a new three-year programme created by Defra and delivered by AONB and National Park teams across the country. The objectives of the programme are to support farmers and other land managers to deliver more for: 

  • Climate – supporting the delivery of net zero through nature and nature-based solutions to help communities mitigate and adapt to climate change.
  • Nature – supporting the delivery of the Nature Recovery Network and achieving the Government’s commitment to protect 30% of land by 2030.
  • People – providing a natural health service that will improve the nation’s public health and wellbeing through increased access to nature across all parts of society, as part of our green recovery
  • Place – supporting these landscapes as centres of excellence and green innovation that are flourishing places to live and work, each with a strong identity and cultural heritage, and high recognition as attractive visitor destinations.

More information can be found at:

https://www.northwessexdowns.org.uk/grants-funding/farming-in-a-protected-landscape.html or https://www.gov.uk/guidance/funding-for-farmers-in-protected-landscapes

 

Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer – North Wessex Downs

Salary:

£32,910 - £34,728

Date Closes:

25/07/2021

Ref Number:

CNS00883

Working Pattern:

Temporary Full Time

Location:

AONB office, near Hungerford, Berkshire

We are looking to recruit a Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer until the end of March 2024.

About the role

We are looking for a knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic team member to lead delivery of the Defra-funded Farming in Protected Landscapes programme for the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

This is a varied role working with farmers and land managers across the AONB to encourage and support high quality applications that deliver against the four programme outcomes of nature, climate, people and place.

You will provide advice and guidance to applicants, working closely with our Local Assessment Panel and the programme Business Support Officer.

About you

We will look to you to have significant experience of conservation/land management, heritage and access issues and familiarity with current agri-environment schemes and the challenges currently facing farming and land management.

You will be an excellent communicator, in person, via presentations and report-writing, with proven experience of engaging with, inspiring and building trusted relationships with farmers and other land managers.

You will have support from the AONB team whilst having self-motivation and initiative.

Ideally, you will have some knowledge and appreciation of the landscapes, wildlife, heritage and local communities of the North Wessex Downs AONB. If you are up for a challenge, we’d love to hear from you.

 Interviews will be held week commencing 2nd August 2021.

To apply go to: https://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk/details#/reference/CNS00883

For an informal discussion about this job, please contact Henry Oliver, Director North Wessex Downs  AONB. Email: henryoliver@northwessexdowns.org.uk or telephone: 07786 173296 (mobile) or  01488 685440 (landline)

Farming in Protected Landscapes Business Support Officer – North Wessex Downs

Salary:

£22,627 - £24,491 pro rata

Date Closes:

25/07/2021

Ref Number:

CNS00884

Working Pattern:

Temporary Part Time

Location:

AONB office, near Hungerford, Berkshire

 

 

About the role

We are looking for a knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic team member to support the delivery of the Defra-funded Farming in Protected Landscapes programme for the North Wessex Downs  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

This is a varied role, working closely with the Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer, who will be encouraging and advising farmers and land managers across the AONB to submit high quality applications that deliver against the four programme outcomes of nature, climate, people and place.

 About You

We will look to you to have significant experience in an administrative role, with knowledge of financial processes such as monitoring income and expenditure, financial control and compliance.

You will be issuing application forms, preparing grant agreements, managing claims and reporting processes. You will also organise and administer Local Assessment Panel meetings and excel at working effectively, prioritising tasks and working to defined deadlines whilst being adaptable and self-reliant with initiative and confidence.

A knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the landscapes, wildlife and local communities of the North Wessex Downs  AONB may be helpful as would some knowledge of agri-environment schemes and/or farming experience.

Interviews will be held week commencing 2nd August 2021.

To apply go to: https://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk/details#/reference/CNS00884

For an informal discussion about this job, please contact Henry Oliver, Director North Wessex Downs  AONB. Email: henryoliver@northwessexdowns.org.uk or telephone: 07786 173296 (mobile) or  01488 685440 (landline).

 

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