Dartmoor Hill Farm Officer

Grade: 4

Salary: £22,462 - £26,317 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract length: Fixed term contract until April 2022

Do you have a passion for Dartmoor, the working landscape, biodiversity and rural traditions that help shape it? Do you want to be part of a team that helps influence this National Park for future generations?

The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project was established through a partnership to support a viable future for Dartmoor farmers by providing advice and information, promoting skills development, and offering a single point of contact to rural communities and partners regarding key issues.

Based in Princetown as a key member of the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project team, you will build on existing links established with the farming community to develop, promote, administer and evaluate an inclusive programme of training events to help build more sustainable rural communities. You will work directly with farmers, acting as a conduit to facilitate positive change and will be central to providing support at a critical time of uncertainty and reform.

The successful applicant will be extremely organised, have proven project management experience and excellent administration and communications skills. You will have an understanding of rural issues, demonstrable knowledge of working with communities and training providers plus a track-record of delivering successful events.

The post is initially being appointed to on a fixed term contract until April 2022, but the intention is to extend the contract beyond this date subject to funding.

The post is based at the Authority’s offices in Princetown, but will involve travelling around Dartmoor. 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 via email cgiles@dartmoor.gov.uk or call 01626 832093.


The Old Duchy Hotel, Tavistock Road, Princetown PL20 6QF

Closing date:

Monday 25 November 2019 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.