Reference number: 248519
Contract type: Permanent
Location: North West England
About the job
This position is based at Kendal
The Cumbria Area team has an ambitious plan to help create a nature recovery network across Cumbria to create more resilient landscapes and seas, connect people better with nature, and provide our best advice on proposed developments across the region.
The Cumbria Area team is organised to provide place-based advice and advocacy through teams that combine a deep understanding of Cumbria’s biodiversity and culture-rich landscapes with the ability to initiate and sustain effective partnerships to drive nature’s recovery.
We have a collaborative ethos. We seek to maximise delivery by integrating our skills, expertise and influence with that held by our partners, to deliver across the county. Everyone in the Cumbria area team works across NE teams and with people in the wider Cumbria community.
This post is a new and exciting opportunity to lead the local delivery of our Connecting People with Nature work on Natural England’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs) within the Cumbria Area Team. Working with local communities and visitors, our partners, NNR site staff, volunteers, Area Teams, the NNR Operations team and others, this role will help to deliver first class standards in visitor access, visitor experience, responsible recreation, community engagement and inclusive participation across our NNR Estate, ensuring our National Nature Reserves deliver for people and for nature.
Working within the Cumbria Area Team, the purpose of the role is to take forward Natural England’s ambitions and approaches to visitor experience and recreational access management, local community engagement and communications on our NNRs.
This is a new role in the Cumbria Team and provides an opportunity for the post holder to develop new workstreams to support our Connecting People With Nature priorities in targeted Cumbria NNR localities The post-holder will be working alongside Senior Reserve Managers, NNR site staff and volunteers, Inclusion Senior Advisers and others. They will be delivering engagement work on some of our priority NNRs alone, with colleagues, with partners or with our volunteers. They will also be providing guidance and advice and facilitating the sharing of good practice in some wider elements of our NNR engagement work across Cumbria.
The role is Cumbria wide and as such the post-holder would be expected to support projects in a variety of locations across the county. Project locations will change over time with an initial priority being the proposed development of an Environmental Hub at Earnse Bay, on Walney Island, associated with North Walney NNR.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Closing Date: 27/11/2022 Location: Kendal, Cumbria