Farming in Protected Landscapes Engagement Officer

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Farming in Protected Landscapes
£27,852 to £29,439 pro rata per annum pay review pending please see below*
Full Time
Fixed Term Contract
18.5 - 37 hours per week
Expiry Date

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*The Authority is currently reviewing it's pay strategy. The salary for this post is proposed to be £28,371 to £33,820. We are also expecting an annual pay award for 2023/24 to be negotiated and this will be applied and backdated to the start date of the successful candidate once agreed. If you would like any further information, please contact Laura Thompson on 01629 816361 or email

Fixed term contract to 31st March 2025

About the role
We are looking for people to come and work with us on the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme, either full or part-time. Created by Defra and managed by us, FiPL helps farmers, land managers and others to deliver projects in the farmed landscape under the themes of climate, nature, people and place.

About you
The FiPL Engagement Officer will provide advice and guidance to applicants and assist the lead engagement officer to support a local panel created to assess applications. You’ll need to have considerable experience of working with farmers and land managers, a good knowledge of conservation, upland land management and access and familiarity with current agri-environment schemes. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants from a farming background.

Further information
For more information about the FIPL programme, please see the case studies and information sheet attached. The job description and person specification are also attached for further information about the role.
To arrange a time to discuss this opportunity, contact
Provisional interview date 5th June

We offer a range of staff benefits including flexi-time, a great pension with employer contribution of 19.57%, 26-31 days holiday plus Bank Holidays and free parking at most of our offices. Please look at our Total Reward Brochure to see what we offer.

Flexible Working
The role will be based at the PDNPA office in Bakewell, with flexibility for home working.

Our Values
• Care – We care for the Peak District National Park, the people we work with and all those we serve. It’s at the heart of everything we
• Enjoy – We take pride in what we do and feel good about our contribution.
• Pioneer – We were born of pioneers. We will continue to explore opportunities to inspire future generations.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The Peak District National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the role.

If you are unable to apply on line and require a word version of the application form please contact

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