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Logo: Forest of Bowland AONBForest of Bowland AONB Development and Funding Officer

Salary: 28,221 - 32,223

Fixed term contract to March 2022

Based in Dunsop Bridge, Clitheroe, Lancashire


The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was designated in 1964 to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of 800 square kilometres of important upland landscapes within Lancashire and North Yorkshire. The AONB is managed by a partnership of landowners, farmers, voluntary organisations, wildlife and recreation groups, local councils and government agencies. The AONB Partnership employs a small team (via Lancashire County Council as host authority) to help deliver the AONB Management Plan.


The Forest of Bowland AONB Partnership is seeking to appoint a creative and self-motivated individual to the exciting role of Development and Funding Officer. This role will involve fostering and maintaining relationships with partner organisations to develop policies, projects, and programmes to help deliver the AONB Management Plan.  Principal duties:

  1. Develop, commission and implement policies, projects and programmes which engage a range of stakeholders in the delivery and implementation of the AONB Management Plan
  2. Responsibility for the identification, acquisition and management of external funding to support the delivery of the AONB Management Plan


The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in environmental, conservation or a related discipline, with proven experience of project development and securing funding; and also a good understanding of landscape-scale approaches to conservation and enhancement of natural and cultural heritage.


Applications will only be accepted via the application form available on http://jobs.lancashire.gov.uk/ 


For an informal discussion, please contact Elliott Lorimer, AONB Principal Officer on elliott.lorimer@lancashire.gov.uk or tel.  01200 448000.


Closing date: Midnight Friday 22nd June 2018




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