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North Pennines AONB Partnership

Interpretation & Engagement Officer

Salary: £31,895 to £35,336

Closing Date: 06/09/2022 23:59

We are looking for a confident communicator with good organisational skills and experience of working alongside volunteers and communities, to lead on the interpretation and engagement elements of our new lead mining heritage project – Land of Lead and Silver. Land of Lead and Silver focuses on lead mining heritage of the North Pennines, and on the skills required to record, conserve, maintain and interpret this heritage for future generations. It starts with the stories associated with this heritage and aims to tell these stories in ways which connect with new audiences, building support for this heritage and recruiting volunteers for the future.

The project includes a capital programme of works for heritage at risk, work to engage new audiences, training for volunteers & capacity building for the voluntary sector, all of which will build a developing sense of place in the central North Pennines as the Land of Lead & Silver, & help support a vital visitor economy. You will assist the Project Manager in the design of the NLHF delivery stage application and undertake preparatory activities which increase engagement with lead mining heritage, build volunteer capacity to manage, interpret and conserve it, and contribute to project design. You will facilitate a new Interpretation and Engagement advisory group for the project and work with a variety of audiences and partners to develop an innovative Interpretation and Engagement framework which will help us to engage a more diverse audience.

The post is a temporary contract in the development stage for 15 months but will be extended for a further four years into the delivery stage subject to funding being secured.

We are also running an optional on-line Q&A session for anyone who would like to meet some of the AONB staff team and learn about the project, before deciding whether or not to make an application. This will be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday 23rd August on Zoom. If you would like to be sent the link, please email

More information, including application details: click here

Closing Date: 06/09/2022  Location: AONB Offices, Stanhope

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