Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme

Cultural Heritage Officer

Starting salary:  £24,353 Full Time (35 hours per week)

Would you like to be part of a team delivering an exciting programme of heritage projects in the Westmorland Dales?  Do you have the range of skills and experience necessary to lead on the delivery of the cultural heritage projects in particular and to contribute to the team more generally?

The Westmorland Dales is a beautiful area of Cumbria lying within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is characterised by sweeping views, limestone scars and pavements, species-rich meadows and verges, and a rich cultural landscape that displays evidence of human activity over the last 10,000 years. A £2.27m grant has now been secured from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver the 4-year Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme, for which Friends of the Lake District is the lead partner.  We are recruiting three new posts to the team which will coordinate the Scheme and deliver many of its projects.

The Cultural Heritage Officer will play a key role in the team.  He or she will take the lead in delivering a number of archaeological and built heritage projects, working closely with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, consultants, volunteers and community groups. In addition, they will support other partners in the delivery of their projects as well as ensuring that cultural heritage is integrated to the wider work of the team.

The successful candidate will have either a degree in a relevant subject and/or substantive appropriate experience.  Essential experience will include working on a range of cultural heritage projects as the lead body; working with community groups and volunteers, in project design and management, in partnerships and with consultants and contractors.  You will need a good knowledge of protected landscapes, heritage protection in England and of appropriate cultural heritage standards and guidance. You will have the ability to work on your own initiative, to communicate with a range of audiences,  to appraise the work of consultants, and to persuade and influence others. You will also be able to undertake and oversee practical and built heritage project work. A willingness and ability to work flexible hours if required, including evenings and weekends is also essential.

The post is for a four-year period to the end of April 2023. It is likely to be based in Tebay within the scheme area.

Closing date:      Tuesday 2 April 2019 9am

Please email your application to [email protected]  or send to Catriona James, Finance and Office  Manager, at Friends of the Lake District. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Interview date: Wednesday 17 April 2019, Friends of the Lake District offices, Kendal.

Application Form WDLPS Cultural Heritage - Mar 2019 (Word doc)

Application Information WDLPS Cultural Heritage - Mar 2019 (pdf)

Job Description & Personal Specification WDLPS Cultural Heritage Officer (pdf)

Westmorland Dales LPS - Management Structure (pdf)

Visit www.thewestmorlanddales.org.uk for more information about the scheme.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post please contact David Evans [email protected] or 01539 720788.