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Northumberland National Park Authority

Farming and Rural Enterprise Officer

Are you passionate about sustainable land management?  Do you want to lead on woodland creation initiatives in a National Park? We have a full time permanent position in our Farming team for someone with integrity, drive and enthusiasm for delivering sustainability within a protected landscape.  

We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable person to join our team of specialists advising farmers and landowners. Travelling throughout Northumberland National Park, you will provide expertise on agri-environment schemes and collaborate with individuals, partner organisations, our specialists and communities to develop sustainable approaches to upland land management.  You will lead on advice relating to farm woodland creation and woodland management. Engaging with the relevant partner organisations, communities, and individuals to develop and deliver innovative and enterprising solutions.

  • £30,151 - £33,820 per annum
  • Full time, permanent
  • Based Rothbury/Hexham
  • Flexi time
  • Hybrid working
  • Family friendly policies
  • Personal and professional development
  • Supportive culture with wellbeing and award winning mental health initiatives
  • Local authority pension scheme

You will need:

  • Extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of upland farming and land management systems.
  • To be educated to degree level in a land based discipline or equivalent level of experience.
  • Knowledge of upland species and habitats.
  • Experience of working with agri-environment schemes including woodland schemes.
  • Good interpersonal skills and especially an ability to communicate well with land managers.

For more information, please read the job pack on our website

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter describing your reasons for applying and how you meet all essential criteria to Please use Farming and Rural Enterprise Officer as the title of your e-mail.  Closing date is 17th April 2023 at 9am.

Closing Date: 17/04/2023  Location: Northumberland

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