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North Pennines AONB Partnership

Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer

The North Pennines AONB Partnership is looking for a new staff member to work on the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme until 31 March 2024.

Created by Defra, and managed by AONB and National Park teams, FiPL will help farmers, land managers and others to deliver work on the farmed landscape under the themes of climate, nature, people and place.

You’ll provide advice and guidance to applicants/potential applicants and support a panel created to judge applications. You’ll need to be educated to at least HND level and have considerable experience of working with farmers and land managers, a good knowledge of conservation/land management and of countryside access, and familiarity with current agri-environment schemes.

The role will be based at the AONB Partnership offices in Stanhope, with flexibility for home working some of the week. You must be able to fulfil the transport requirements of the role.

£31,895 to £35,336 (37 hours per week)

We are running an optional on-line Q&A session for anyone who would like to meet the AONB staff team who will be working with the successful candidate, before deciding whether or not to make an application. This will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday 30th June on Zoom. If you would like to be sent the link, please email

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th July 2022

More information, including application details: click here 

Applications to be submitted by Sunday 10th July.

For more information about the post and the programme please contact Sarah Tooze at

Closing Date: 10/07/2022  Location: AONB Partnership Offices, Stanhope

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