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Dartmoor National Park Authority

Projects Officer

In the Forward Planning team we work to better understand the National Park, the issues facing its special qualities and communities now and in the future. We work in partnership to establish a vision for Dartmoor in the future, and the actions, policies and projects needed to get there. We are a forward thinking team who take pride in working closely with local and national stakeholders to develop innovative, practical and effective approaches which further National Park purposes and deliver our Duty to Dartmoor’s communities.

We are now looking for a Projects Officer to join us on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

  • Salary £28,226 - £32,798 per annum
  • Flexitime / hybrid working arrangements
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme

This is the ideal role for a project professional with partnerships and community working experience to build their career within our organisation. So, if you are keen to have an important and influential role in Dartmoor’s future and can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

The Role

You will need to work independently to engage with communities, identify opportunities for effective project work, identify funding and develop funding bids. You will need to be comfortable supporting and administering community-led projects that foster community and economic development.

Your role will also involve: 

  • Building relationships with various groups and stakeholders
  • Acting as the point of contact for communities based in and involved with the National Park
  • Facilitating, supporting, developing and implementing partnership projects
  • Helping communities gain funding for relevant projects

About You

To be considered as a Projects Officer, you will need:

  • Proven experience of project development and project management
  • Experience of partnership and community working
  • Previous experience of developing and writing funding applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain good relationships with both colleagues and external contacts
  • A high level of numeracy and literacy to A-Level standard or equivalent

A relevant graduate or postgraduate qualification would also be desirable. Knowledge of the policy and practice context within which a National Park Authority operates would be beneficial to your application, as would proven experience of budget management.

Dartmoor National Park Authority is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply for this position, please see:

Closing Date: 10/07/2022  Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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