North Pennines AONB Partnership

Tees-Swale Programme Manager

Salary range £38,813 to £42,683 (Grade 13)

Full time 5-year contract

The North Pennines AONB Partnership is looking for a manager for the ground-breaking nature recovery and engagement programme, Tees-Swale - naturally connected.

Tees-Swale is led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, and covers nearly 850km2 of outstanding Protected Landscape. The team is supported by a programme Board, chaired by Sir John Lawton. We aim to demonstrate how - by working in tandem with our High Nature Value farmers in particular - we can conserve, restore, expand and connect priority habitats on an unprecedented scale; at the same time, this work will deliver multiple other public benefits including climate change mitigation, flood-risk management and increasing people’s well-being.

If you want to make a real difference for nature recovery and engaging people with nature, have an in-depth knowledge of conservation and a strong understanding of farmers and farming, can build and sustain relationships with people and organisations, and can manage a major programme, professional staff and complex budgets, then we’d like to hear from you.

The post will be based in Stanhope, in County Durham, with the need for travel throughout the programme area. The postholder will be employed by Durham County Council on behalf of the AONB Partnership.

Applicants should hold a degree or equivalent in a conservation, environmental or heritage management related subject and have substantial experience of successfully managing complex multi-partner projects relating to the conservation of natural beauty or land management

Deadline for applications: 24/08/2020. Interviews will be held online on 04/09/2020

For more information, including application details click here.

To arrange to discuss the post, please contact Chris Woodley-Stewart, Director, North Pennines AONB Partnership: or Gary Smith, Director of Conservation and Community, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority:

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