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Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer

Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer
Salary: £36,648 - £41,418
Full Time, Fixed Term until 31st March 2025
Location: Stafford, United Kingdom

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join the Cannock Chase National Landscape Team to help deliver the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme.

Created by Defra and managed by National Landscape and National Park teams across England, the programme helps farmers, land managers and others to deliver work on the farmed landscape under the themes of climate, nature, people and place.

This is an opportunity to make a real difference to farming and land management in the National Landscape and to help conserve and enhance the natural beauty of this nationally important landscape.

Main Responsibilities:

You will:

  • Be the first point of contact for the programme.
  • Provide advice and guidance to farmers and other land managers
  • Help grant applicants,
  • Support an assessment panel who will judge applications
  • Carry out general administration and monitoring activities to ensure the efficient running of the programme.

The Ideal Candidate:

You will have:

  • Degree or equivalent compensatory experience
  • Significant experience of successfully working with farmers and land managers to achieve conservation and environmental outcomes, including through agri-environment schemes.
  • Local knowledge of Cannock Chase would be an advantage.

You will be based in Stafford but will be expected to largely work from home.  You'll also be required to travel throughout the Cannock Chase National Landscape.

For any further information, please contact Ian Marshall (National Landscape Team Leader) at: ian.marshall@staffordshire.gov.uk.

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