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AONB Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary Additional Information £33,782 - £39,759 (pro rata for part time) Full Time, Fixed Term until 30th April 2024 due to funding.
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 10/08/2021
Company Name Suffolk County Council
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Job Details

Are you an excellent communicator, able to engage and build relationships with farmers and land managers? 

Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB are looking for a motivated individual with a strong track record of engaging with farmers and land managers to lead the delivery of the ‘Farming in Protected Landscapes’ programme across these two outstanding landscapes.  

Your role

You will be the first point of contact for the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme which provides grants to farmers seeking to deliver on climate, nature, access and landscape. You will help to develop project ideas with farmers to encourage high-quality applications to the programmes; monitor budgets; assess applications and provide recommendations to a Local Assessment Panel for decisions.  

You will need

  • an ability to act as a champion for farming, nature, climate, people and place and to build collaboration
  • good knowledge of agri-environment schemes, farming and conservation issues
  • enthusiasm about working proactively in this sector and will bring energy, enthusiasm, experience and pragmatism to the role. 

The team

The small dedicated AONB team works across two of England’s finest landscapes.  The team works to conserve and enhance the natural beauty and special qualities of the nationally designated AONB.  The team is based in its own office and works closely with the local community and a wide range of partners from the environmental, farming, business and charity sectors. 

Travelling requirements for your role 

  • Frequent Travel Essential - We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to travel, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Simon Amstutz, AONB Manager, on 07971 909649 

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home.  If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert. 

To apply and for more information, please follow this link and take note of the application instructions.

Interview date: 9 September 2021.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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