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Friends of the Lake District

Policy Officer (protected landscapes, access, recreation and woodlands)

Part-time (28 hours per week) and based at our Kendal Office at Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road. Flexible working with remote based options available.

Starting Salary: £30,908 per annum pro rata (£38,636 FTE)

Do you love the Lake District? Do you want to help protect it for future generations and wildlife? Do you enjoy working with others to overcome challenges and have experience relating to landscape, access/recreation and woodlands?

Friends of the Lake District are passionate about protecting and enhancing Cumbria's special and precious landscapes. We protect and enhance the natural beauty of these landscapes for the benefit of visitors, local communities, and nature and you could play a key part in doing that.

About the role

The Policy Officer is a senior role within the organisation and will work as part of the Policy Team in delivering Friends of the Lake District’s charitable objects and achieving the policy, campaign, and project priorities in our Strategic Direction. Key areas of responsibility:

  • Co-ordinate our work on protected landscapes, woodlands and forestry and access and recreation.
  • Represent Friends of the Lake District on the Lake District National Park Partnership and other partnerships.
  • Manage and develop projects and campaigns related to the work areas listed above and others as required.
  • Contribute to communications and advocacy.
  • Contribute to organisational development.

Skills / experience required:

  • An experienced policy officer or similar, with a good knowledge of protected landscapes, woodlands and forestry and access and recreation.
  • You will be able to lead and coordinate work on policy related projects and campaigns.
  • You will be able to present and communicate complex information clearly to a diverse range of audiences in an accessible and persuasive way.
  • You will be confident and capable of being a public media face for Friends of the Lake District.
  • You will have the ability to network and develop partnerships and to advocate for the environment of Cumbria and the Lake District.

How to apply

Please visit our website for an application pack.

For further information about the post please contact Douglas Chalmers (Chief Executive) 01539 720788.

Deadline for applications: Friday 22nd October 2021, 9 a.m.

Applications must be made using Friends of the Lake District’s application form.

Please email your completed application form to Jodie Lucas-Jones, Interim Office Manager:

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing Date: 22/10/2021  Location: Kendal, Cumbria

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