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AONB Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme Support Officer

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary Additional Information £27,041 pro rata 29.6 hours per week, Fixed Term until 30th April 2024 due to funding.
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level First Level
Deadline 10/08/2021
Company Name Suffolk County Council
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Job Details

Are you an excellent administrator with a flair for finance and communications and a passion for the countryside?

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 financial management, administration and communications to be part of our new 'Farming in Protected Landscapes' programme across these two outstanding landscapes.

Your role and responsibilities 

You will be responsible for the financial management of the programme including multiple grants to farmers for projects on climate, nature, access and landscape. You will monitor spend, process grant claims, manage invoices, report to Defra and support applicants with financial information. You will lead the programme administration, developing monitoring and evaluation processes and help set up meetings, prepare papers and minutes. You will develop and deliver targeted communications to promote the programme, increase understanding and to encourage good applications.

You will need 

  • an organised approach to work
  • excellent communication skills
  • direct delivery of projects and programmes through financial, administrative and communications duties
  • excited about working proactively in this sector and will bring energy, enthusiasm 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 

  • Infrequent Travel - We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you. 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.

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

Interview date: 9 September 2021.

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. 

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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