Dartmoor Tests and Trials Project Assistant
Grade: DNPA Grade 3
Salary: £22,369 - £24,496 (pro-rata)
Hours: 22.2 hours per week
Contract length: Fixed term until March 2024
Dartmoor National Park Authority is the body that oversees the vibrant, living, working landscape and community that is Dartmoor.
We help to conserve and enhance the biodiversity, cultural heritage and landscape of Dartmoor and provide opportunities for people to enjoy the countryside as well as supporting our local communities and the rural economy.
We are now looking for a Dartmoor Tests and Trials Project Assistant to join our dedicated team. The post is being advertised for 3 days per week, but there may be funding available to work additional hours to support the project.
This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and influence the new emerging Environment Land Management System (ELMS) being established to help deliver the Government 25-year Environment Plan.
Dartmoor National Park Authority is coordinating one of several Tests and Trials (T&T) projects across the country committed to helping shape the new system to ensure that it is as impactful, relevant and meaningful as possible in relation to managing the environmental pressures we are all facing. This is a Defra funded project delivered through a broad partnership which has the Dartmoor farming community at the heart of design and delivery.
This new phase will explore innovative payment methods to reward land managers for delivering public goods and explore alternative options to improve administration of schemes.
The Dartmoor Tests and Trials Project Assistant will work closely with commoners and other partners to help coordinate delivery of the project. The post holder will arrange events, manage communications, monitor finances and provide administrative support.
A successful applicant will be organised and a good communicator. You will be proactive, have an ability to bring people together and have excellent interpersonal skills. Ideally you will also have an understanding of farming and some experience working in the agricultural or rural sector.
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Based at our stunning HQ on the National Trust’s Parke estate near Bovey Tracey
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!
If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Chris Giles (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Location: Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JQ.
Closing date: Thursday 30 March 2023
Interview date: w/c 3 April 2023 (TBC)
Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JQ.
Thursday 30 March 2023 at 17:00 pm
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- 20230130 Dartmoor Tests and Trials Project Assistant (Job Description).pdf
- 20230130 Dartmoor Tests and Trails Project Assistant (Person Specification).pdf