Recruiting Our Common Cause Project Officer

Foundation for Common Land /National Trust

Our Common Cause:  Project Officer: Shropshire Hills

Salary Pro Rata of £27,700 to £31,000.  0.8 FTE.  FTC until 1/6/2024.

Working from the Shropshire Hills AONB Office, Craven Arms, and home-based. 

The Foundation for Common Land, National Trust, the Shropshire Hills AONB team and a broader partnership will deliver better outcomes for upland commons and those who look after them.

This is an opening to make a difference to one of England's most iconic upland landscapes. Thanks to National Lottery Heritage Fund funding of £3million, Our Common Cause project will conserve and enhance the heritage of Commons in uplands in England.  We have already recruited great project officers  in Dartmoor, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, we are looking for an officer in the Shropshire Hills to complete the team.

Find out more about Our Common Cause here.

  • Partnership Working - Our Common Cause is a coalition of 24 organisations from the farming, conservation, public and private sectors. This post is about working together.
  • Our project is to make a lasting difference locally through Community Engagement to ensure everyone involved in their management has the skills and knowledge they need to sustainably manage commons now and in the future.
  • This is about Farming, Nature and Cultural Heritage, key components are understanding, empathy with farming, conservation and people.

Do you have Project Management skills? Confident managing projects as varied as restoring upland peatbogs, overseeing vets delivering better health outcomes for upland sheep flocks, or organising training programmes and public events.

You will be employed by the National Trust on secondment to the Foundation for Common Land.

Closing Date: 2/5/2021

Interviews: 7/5/2021

Please contact Project Manager Sam Caraway for more information or an informal chat:

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