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£24,075 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)


Ref: IRC78472




The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, youíll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nationís most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitorsí breath away.


What it's like to work here


Holnicote Estate makes up 12,000 acres of Exmoor National Park and is a contrasting landscape with everything from wild, rugged moorland and shingle beaches to ancient woodland and charming thatched villages. A fantastic place for walking, horse riding and cycling, Holnicote has 150 miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore. Red deer, Exmoor ponies, bats and the rare heath fritillary butterfly along with an awesome array of lichens and mosses make Holnicote a unique and very special place to visit.


What you'll be doing


You'll be working at a landscape scale with two property teams to deliver significant woodland conservation along Exmoor Coast. You will be responsible for the planning, coordination, delivery and reporting for the Reconnecting Exmoor Coast project, part of the Exmoor Coast Programme.Working across the whole landscape and with two portfolio teams to deliver the project ambitions and influence beyond our boundaries with tenants, land owners and key stakeholders. As Project Manager you will be in charge of ensuring objectives are met, recorded and reported on correctly along with managing all budget and expenditure relating to it.


You will be part of a broader team of staff on the properties working to reverse the decline in nature and generate new commercial income streams. Working alongside our tenants and partners in the local community, youíll communicate with other organisations promoting the project and its outcomes, protecting and enhancing the Trustís assets and reputation.


Who we're looking for


With a wide range of skills in your toolkit, you'll need to demonstrate the following skills and experience;

  • Knowledge and/or experience of good habitat management
  • Knowledge and/or experience of developing commercial opportunities including revenue generation, fundraising or funding applications
  • Project Management Experience Ė scheduling, risk management, estimating and cost control
  • Ability to identify and apply for funding, including countryside stewardship, with support of operational and consultancy teams
  • Able to focus energy and resources not just on where we can improve the most, but on how we ensure all our supporters feel valued, invested in and care passionately about our work
  • Ability to communicate through a diverse range of platforms including blogs, social media, journalistic articles, photography and community talks


The package




Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. Youíll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).


Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.


Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.


All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!


For further information and to apply, please click here


Closing Date: 10 April 2019

Interview Date: 24 April 2019

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