Dartmoor Headwaters Project Assistant

Grade: 4

Salary: £22,462 - £26,317 per annum

Hours: 37

Contract length: Fixed term until 31 March 2021

The Dartmoor Headwaters Project (DHP) has been established to explore the feasibility and trial the effectiveness of natural flood management (NFM) measures within the upper reaches of a number of Dartmoor rivers.

The DHP Assistant will work alongside the Project Officer to encourage farmers, landowners and the local communities to implement and monitor a series of measures to help reduce the risk of flooding to properties and other infrastructure whilst also achieving additional benefits to enhance the natural environment where feasible.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable practical experience delivering environmental projects and working with contractors and partners. You will have a good understanding of farming with a background working with upland farmers to achieve environmental outcomes. You will be extremely organised, have proven project management experience and excellent communications skills.

This is a Defra funded project administered through the Environment Agency and delivered in partnership with a number of organisations including Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA). The post will be hosted in partnership between the DNPA and the Environment Agency.

The post is based principally at the National Park Authority offices in Bovey Tracey, but will also be located at the Environment Agency offices in Manley House Exeter. 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 – Head of Conservation and Land Management.


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

Closing date:

Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 17:00 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.