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North York Moors National Park Authority

Assistant Project Officer (Farming in Protected Landscapes)


About Us

The North York Moors National Park Authority looks after and promotes one of the most phenomenal parts of the British Isles. Filled with breath-taking scenery, magnificent wildlife, picture book villages and a dramatic coastline, the North York Moors boasts some of the most diverse landscapes in the UK.

Farming in Protected Landscapes is a four-year Defra-funded Programme running in all English National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to help farmers and other land managers adapt to future changes in agricultural support. It will support activity that benefits nature recovery, mitigates the impacts of climate change, supports nature-friendly, sustainable farm businesses and provides opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand the landscape.

We are now looking for an Assistant Project Officer to join the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) team on a full-time basis for a fixed-term contract until March 2025.

The Benefits

- Salary of £29,439 - £32,909 per annum
- 25 days’ annual leave
- Local Government Pension Scheme

The Role

As an Assistant Project Officer, you will support the delivery of the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme.

Acting as the first point of contact for programme applicants and internal queries, you will support application submissions and promote high-quality applications.

You will also lead on conservation, land management and access advice and guidance, providing summary reports and application recommendations to the FiPL Local Assessment Panel.

Additionally, you will monitor the progress of funded projects and facilitate project and programme level evaluation.

About You

To be considered as an Assistant Project Officer, you will need:

- Experience in successfully working with farmers and land managers to achieve conservation objectives, including through agri-environment schemes
- Experience of farmland habitats, especially upland hill farming– assessment, survey, restoration and management
- Experience in the implementation and monitoring of management plans and programmes of work
- Experience managing contractors
- Project and budget management experience
- Experience writing detailed and accessible reports
- Experience with IT software packages such as Excel, Word, Teams and GIS
- A degree in an environment, ecology or land management-related subject (or equivalent)

Significant direct experience with protected landscapes and their management would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of identifying training opportunities.

The closing date for this role is midnight on 1st June 2023.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6th June 2023.


Closing Date: 01/06/2023  Location: Helmsley

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