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Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme

Landscape Partnership Manager

Post: Fixed term contract until 30/06/2024

Salary: £32,029 - £33,799

Base: Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire


Do you have the passion, drive, experience and enthusiasm to deliver a new, innovative five-year scheme comprising 20 ambitious projects? The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership has been awarded £1.68m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Together with partner match funding, this £2.7m scheme aims to enhance the natural, historic and cultural heritage of this stunning, historic landscape through encouraging widespread community engagement and involvement.


You will be responsible, with a small team, for successful scheme delivery by 2024 and for ensuring it creates lasting memories and a legacy for the area. Your team will comprise a Countryside Ranger/Volunteer co-ordinator (FT), a Heritage and Community Engagement Officer (FT), a Communications Officer (PT), a Support Officer (PT). For a copy of the Landscape Conservation Action Plan and projects please visit our website. 


You will oversee and co-ordinate the strategic direction of the Landscape Partnership Scheme acting as the figurehead and ensuring collaborative working and communications amongst all partners and stakeholders to achieve the scheme’s stated objectives and outcomes. Working to the Cranborne Chase AONB Director, you will prepare and present regular reports to the Landscape Partnership Board and be responsible for accurate and timely grant claims to the Heritage Fund. The Landscape Conservation Action Plan will require reviewing throughout the life of the scheme. You will oversee the smooth running and operation of specific Project Working groups and the Community Stakeholders Group.


You’ll be a self-motivated people-person, an organised, respected team leader with a record of managing large, composite budgets. You’ll manage the team of four, be responsible for a budget of £2.7m, encourage and enable ongoing collaborative working with a multitude of partners and track delivery of a wide range of critical outcomes. You’ll also play a vital role in ensuring the scheme has a lasting legacy on the ground.


You’ll lead on implementation and delivery of the major ‘Champions of the Past’ project, inspiring volunteers to discover more about, and become involved in, conserving the unique historic heritage of the area. You will be passionate about landscape, heritage, and the natural world and have the instinctive ability to inspire and enthuse others. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ attitude and excel at inspiring and motivating partners, colleagues and volunteers. With a substantial and proven track record of successfully managing a team to deliver many complex projects on time and to budget, you’ll also have the ambition and ability to seek out and secure additional funding.


You’ll have a minimum of 3 years proven experience of successful management of a National Lottery Heritage Fund, or other similar large grant aided, programme of work and have in depth knowledge of the natural, historic or cultural environment.


If you have the extensive knowledge, experience and skills we need, combined with a passion for this landscape, its communities and heritage, we would love to hear from you.


For an informal discussion please contact Linda Nunn, AONB Director on 01725 517417 or lindanunn@cranbornechase.org.uk    

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Closing date: 11pm Sunday 15th September


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