The Westmorland Dales has a rich cultural and natural heritage which we are slowly revealing as part of the landscape partnership scheme, with a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are now looking to recruit an interpretation officer to take the lead role in interpreting this heritage to a wide range of audiences.

The post is employed by Friends of the Lake District on behalf of the wider partnership.  It will be based at the team’s office at Tebay and will work particularly closely with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, as well as other partners.  The post is part-time, two days per week, with a contract until the end of April 2023.  The deadline for applications is Friday 9th October. Please click on the link below for more details and an application pack.

Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme

Interpretation Officer

Starting salary:  £24,718 (F.T.E) Pro Rata, Part Time (14 hours per week)

The Westmorland Dales is a beautiful area of Cumbria, with a rich natural and cultural heritage, lying within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A £2.27m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been secured to deliver the £3.45m 4-year Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme, for which Friends of the Lake District is the lead partner and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority the accountable body.

The Interpretation Officer will play a key role in the team.  He or she will take the lead in delivering the Interpreting the Westmorland Dales project in particular, working closely with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, other partners, consultants, designers, and community groups. In addition they will help to ensure that interpretation is a common thread linking all the various projects together, drawing on the draft interpretive plan which has already been developed.

The post is for period to the end of April 2023 with a potential extension to the autumn of 2023. It will be based at Tebay within the scheme area.

Interpretation Officer, Job Description and Person Spec

Application Form Interpretation Officer

Application Information

Westmorland Dales Scheme Interpretive Plan

Westmorland Dales Scheme Management Structure

Closing date:      9am, Friday 9th October 2020.

Due to the high volume of applications only those selected for interview will be contacted after the closing date.

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 21 October 2020, by video conference.

See our website  for an application pack and  for more information about the scheme. For further information or an informal discussion about the post please contact David Evans [email protected] or 07814 305779.