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Logo: South Downs National Park AuthorityPosition: Countryside & Policy Manager

Location: South Downs Centre Midhurst

Closing Date: 13 May 2018

Interview Dare: 25 May 2018

Salary: C £48,000

Hours: 37 hours per week

Type of post: Permanent


  • Britainís newest National Park,
  • Covering an inspiring tract of Southern Englandís most iconic landscapes
  • Based in a refurbished grade II listed building in Midhurst
  • Park-wide brief for projects
  • Developing education, volunteering and outreach opportunities for the entire National Park


If this sounds like a good basis for a new role in a rewarding environment - where National Park purposes inspire all that we do - then we would like to hear from you.


As a senior member of the Countryside Policy & Management team you will work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation, external partners and stakeholders.  You will lead and manage a team of individuals dedicated to delivering the best outcomes possible to enhance, protect and ensure public enjoyment of the Park. Your specific park wide responsibilities will be in leading the education, volunteering and outreach team working with our network of over 800 schools, reaching out to groups currently not enjoying the benefits of the South Downs, and develop volunteering.  You will also have overall management responsibility for the Ranger Team within the Eastern Area - located in Brighton, and with them driving forward partnership projects in some of the most spectacular areas of the National Park along the Heritage Coast including Beachy Head and the Cuckmere Estuary


As part of the senior management team you will contribute to the development and implementation of the National Park Partnership Management Plan. You need to have considerable strengths in team leadership and development and collaborative working across a multi-disciplinary organisation. You will need to combine this with your ability to develop, build and maintain effective external partnerships which can enhance the landscape and engage more people in enjoying and looking after the National Park.  Able to initiate, deliver and evaluate projects, you will also work with the National Park Trust to generate new sources of income in support of our purposes. 


If this sound like the sort of challenge and the development opportunity you want and if you meet the person specification, and believe you can add real value to the job and to the SDNPA, then we look forward to receiving your application.




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 (CVís will not be considered) & must reach us by 11:30pm on 13 May 2018.


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