Westmorland Dales Hidden Landscapes Development Officer

Salary £31,602 - £34,877

Are you a skilled and experienced project manager with a commitment to the landscape of Cumbria?

We have been granted a £317,000 award to develop a suite of exciting projects focusing on the Westmorland Dales, forming part of the newly expanded Yorkshire Dales National Park. We are seeking a Development Officer to develop the Westmorland Dales Hidden Landscapes Partnership Landscape Conservation Action Plan and programme of work, in order to meet the requirements and submit a second round application to the Heritage Lottery Landscape Partnership Fund in August 2018 for £3.2 million.

You will provide overall leadership, co-ordination and project management of the Landscape Partnership during its development phase through a strategic approach to your work and an eye for detail. You will work with partners and the Community Engagement Officer (who you will line manage) to develop a suite of projects, commission and manage consultants input to projects, gather and analyse information and data for Partnership’s Action Plan.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record of developing partnerships, project development and submission of successful large scale and complex funding bids, as well as experience of managing a portfolio of projects and of managing budgets. Ideally you will have worked on HLF projects before. You will have experience of letting contracts, and of some of the following: archaeology, woodlands, grasslands, interpretation, small grant scheme, branding, access and recreation, business development.

The post is initially for up to 18 months, with a possible extension for a further four years to oversee the delivery of the four year project programme, subject to a successful second round bid.

Closing date : Wed 1st Feb 2017 12 noon

Click link below for an Application Pack, which includes the job description and person specification.


Pack contains:

  • Outline of the Terms of Employment.
  • Details of the recruitment process.
  • Application form.
  • Job Description containing information about the purpose and main responsibilities of the post.
  • Person Specification that sets out the selection criteria.

HLF Grant Application Approved (PDF document)

Map of the project area (PDF document)

Please send completed application forms back, marked 'Confidential', to Clare Hucknall, [email protected] or post to:

Clare Hucknall
Friends of the Lake District
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road

Interview date: Thursday 9th February, Friends of the Lake District Office.

For further information or an informal discussion of the post please contact Jan Darrall on [email protected] or 01539 720788.