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Cornwall Council

Project Development Officer (Farm Engagement)

Ref: 210001MV
Location: Truro, Cornwall
Salary: £29,395 - £36,921
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Project Development Officer – Farm Engagement (2021 to 2024)

Opportunities such as this are rare. As Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Farm Engagement Project Development Officer you will be responsible for developing and facilitating the project portfolio on behalf of the Cornwall AONB in order to deliver the Farming in Protected Landscapes (Defra funded) programme which is aligned to the aims of the Cornwall AONB Management Plan.

The role will be primarily supporting land managers through agricultural transition over the next 3 years, including supporting/ leading on the working up of capital work projects on farms, with a focus on nature, climate, people and place. Written recommendations will then be presented to an assessment panel for approval. The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme is part of the Government’s Agricultural Transition Plan. It is a new, national, core funded (Defra) programme and needs to be delivered within tight deadlines over the next 3 years.

Innovation will be required in order to encourage clusters of farmers to work with each other (some harder to reach), in order to bring about public goods and services benefits (as outlined in the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan).

A capital fund associated with the programme will need to be promoted, administered and delivered, liaising with existing farm advisers as required. The postholder will be required to work up/ support and in some cases lead the overseeing of capital work projects on farms, keeping accurate records and undertaking quality assurance. The post holder will be required to set and up and maintain the necessary project progress and monitoring systems.

The post holder will require creativity, lateral thinking and flexibility to solve any problems or challenges that arise, as well as to react to opportunities that could increase effectiveness of the project.

Cornwall AONB is looking for a committed and energetic, experienced individual with a sharp focus. Someone who will inspire landowners and farmers and strengthen the enhancement and conservation of the AONB landscape, heritage and biodiversity.

Could you be the shining light we are looking for?

Any questions you may have or if would like to discuss any aspects of this role further please do not hesitate to contact Cornwall AONB Unit Emma.Browning@cornwall.gov.uk

Closing Date: 15th September 2021

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Closing Date: 15/09/2021  Location: Truro, Cornwall

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