Dartmoor Farm Engagement Officer

Dartmoor Farm Engagement Officer

Grade: 5

Salary: £30,151 - £34,723

Hours: 37

Contract length: Until March 2025

Dartmoor Farm Engagement Officer
Grade 5: £30,151 - £34,723 per annum
Full time 37 hours per week
Fixed term contract to end March 2025

About Us

Dartmoor National Park Authority works in partnership with local and national stakeholders to conserve and enhance Dartmoor as a vibrant, living, working landscape and community teeming with natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.

We promote opportunities for the public to understand and enjoy the special qualities of Dartmoor National Park, whilst also promoting the economic and social wellbeing of local communities.

An exciting opportunity has now arisen to work on the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme as a Dartmoor Farm Engagement Officer working full time 37 hours per week on a fixed term contract until March 2025.

The Benefits

- Salary of £30,151 - £34,723 per annum (pay award pending)
- Generous annual leave and flexitime policies
- Cycle to work scheme
- Access to electric vehicle pool car fleet
- Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Beautiful office location on National Trust estate, with free parking and café on site
- Discounts at National Park Visitor Centres and Car Parks

The Role

Dartmoor National Park Authority is looking for a new team member to work on the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme until 31 March 2025.

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

There is real scope for creativity and impact within the FiPL programme, so you’ll need considerable experience of working with farmers and land managers, a good knowledge of conservation/land management and of countryside access, and familiarity with current agri-environment schemes, to help applicants devise ambitious projects that work for both them and Dartmoor’s landscape.

For more information about the programme on Dartmoor go to: https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/living-and-working/farming/farming-in-protected-landscapes

About you

A successful applicant will be organised and a good communicator. This is a public facing role working as part of our small team on Dartmoor, representing a high profile, national programme.
Your work will focus on providing advice and support to applicants during site visits and from the office, from initial enquiry through application and project delivery to completion. You will also support a Local Assessment Panel created to judge applications.

So, if you are eager to join an organisation that supports local communities, the rural economy and our beautiful Dartmoor landscape, we want to hear from you!

To discuss the role in more detail please contact James Sharpe: jsharpe@dartmoor.gov.uk or 07526 853155


Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JQ.

Closing date:

Sunday 17 September 2023 at 00:00 am

Interview date:

Monday 2nd October 2023

How to apply:

To apply for this position please click HERE