Border Uplands Project Co-Ordinator (fixed term) Based at Eastburn, Hexham, Northumberland £24,646 - £27,849 per annum full time (37 hours per week) Fixed term contract for 6 months (possibility of extension) Northumberland National Park Authority have a vacancy for a Border Uplands Project Co-Ordinator. The successful applicant will make a real difference to the Border Uplands area leading the project and supporting land managers to achieve environmental improvement and habitat connectivity. We are ideally looking for someone who is educated to degree level in an environmental, land management or project management related discipline or equivalent level of experience. Has knowledge of farming and land management grant schemes, issues and techniques to achieve environmental improvement and habitat connectivity and of has knowledge of current Natural Environment policy. They also need the following skills and experience: Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular an ability to discuss and negotiate effectively with landowners and other stakeholders regarding habitat improvement and connectivity. Ability to influence partners, farmers and land managers in a way that leads to effective delivery and good working relationships. Competent in the use of Geographical Information Systems programmes. Confident in the use of information technology systems and use of Microsoft Office applications. A track record of working with partners in collaborative projects. Practical experience of fieldwork in an upland environment. Experience of drawing up project briefs, putting contracts out to tender and managing projects undertaken by professional contractors. Experience of managing grant aided projects e.g. working to deadlines, management of budgets using spreadsheets and reporting to funders. We offer a final salary pension scheme, discounted gym membership and a range of work life balance policies including flexi time and childcare vouchers. Please note we do not accept CVs as a form of application. For further information and for an application form, please visit our website, www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk Closing date: 21st August 2012 at 9am. Interviews: 30th August 2012
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