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Logo: South Downs National Park AuthorityPosition: Families Outreach Officer

Location: South Downs Centre Midhurst

Closing Date: 4 August 2019

Interview Date: 16 August 2019

Salary: £27,161 to £29,137 (£18,352 to £19,687 pro rata)

Hours: 25 hours per week

Type of post: Temporary for 2 years


The South Downs National Park Authority cares for the landscapes, wildlife and heritage of the National Park and helps people to learn about and enjoy the area.  Part of our role is to support the local communities that live and work here and encourage them to use the unique opportunities this beautiful area of open spaces has to offer.


We want to support families in nearby communities who face additional challenges accessing the National Park and help them to make the most of the “great outdoors” within their reach. One of the key engagement mechanisms will be the John Muir Award, which encourages participants to connect with wild places. Accessing green spaces in a spirit of adventure and exploration will help improve the health and wellbeing of participants as well as increasing their understanding of the countryside around them. To deliver this work, we have created a temporary project role in the authority, Families Outreach Officer.


We need someone with experience of community and education-based work, a passion for the outdoors and a vision to develop new ways for the South Downs National Park to benefit local families. This is a new and developing area of work for the SDNPA. Over the two years of the project, we need you to bring and grow your networks with stakeholders, especially those who work with disadvantaged and hard-to-reach areas of the community. You will support the network of stakeholders to better understand what the National Park has to offer and build their capacity and confidence to access it.


Sound like something that interests you?  Think you can really add value to the role?  Meet the person specification?  Then please apply! 




To apply:  Please complete the application and monitoring form e-mailing them to recruitment@southdowns.gov.uk.  All applications must be submitted on the SDNPA application form (CV’s will not be considered) & must reach us by 11.30pm on 4 August 2019. 




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