Dartmoor Farm Engagement Officer

Grade: 5 (subject to job evaluation)

Salary: £27,741 - £32,234 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract length: 3 years fixed term (Subject to funding)

The Government in recognition of the escalating climate and ecological emergencies is implementing a series of initiatives to help tackle the crises and reverse further declines.

About the role

This role is being created to support the Dartmoor farming community by promoting and assisting with the delivery of upcoming funding programmes that will offer opportunities to enhance natural capital and sustainable businesses. The post holder will provide assistance in accessing and optimizing opportunities, both in terms of providing conservation and access advice and in the development of high-quality applications to maximize chances for securing funding.

We are looking for someone with an ability to inspire and motivate land managers to explore and enable natural capital enhancements that are beneficial to the environment and support healthy farm businesses.

Skills & experience

You will have a good understanding of farming and a strong background working with upland farmers to achieve environmental outcomes. You will be familiar with agri-environment schemes and providing advice to achieve the best results from funding opportunities.

The successful applicant will be articulate, persuasive and organised, have proven project management experience and excellent administration and communications skills. You will work well with partners and be able to bring disparate groups together to work to common goals.

The details

The post will be based at the Authority’s offices in Bovey Tracey and in Princetown. You will also be required to travel extensively within the National Park. The Authority operates flexible working hours and is a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Chris Giles at cgiles@dartmoor.gov.uk.


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

Closing date:

Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

How to apply:

To apply for this position please complete and return the application form using the links below.  Once completed, please email your application to: hr@dartmoor.gov.uk.
Alternatively, please post to: Human Resources at Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JQ.