Job opportunity: Countryside Engagement Officer (with Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme)

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New job opportunity; supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Working closely with local and national partners, Cambridgeshire ACRE is delivering a £1m Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aided Landscape Partnership Scheme for the Ouse Washes area.

Countryside Engagement Officer (with Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme)

We have an exciting opportunity for the right highly motivated and committed individual to take charge of the Partnership’s engagement with the wider public as we seek to turn the Ouse Washes area into a tourism destination.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree-level and have previous experience of community engagement, using social media in a business context, developing engagement strategies and working with others to achieve project goals.

The job description/person specification can be downloaded from the Resources and Downloads area on the relevant Cambridgeshire ACRE website page, http://www.cambsacre.org.uk/jobs-detail.php?eid=18. If you wish to apply, please also download the application form from that page and follow the instructions on the form.

The closing date for applications is 3 November 2014 at 12pm. Interviews will take place in Littleport on Friday 7 November 2014.

Any enquiries, please call 01353 865029.

 

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The job description/person specification can also be downloaded here: http://www.cambsacre.org.uk/downloads/owlpcountrysideengagementofficer_141014090432.pdf

 

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Hello from Abby!

LogosHaving been in post for a whole 3 days now a “Hello” from me is now long overdue! I am thrilled to be working as Countryside Engagement Officer for the Ouse Washes as part of this lottery funded landscape initiative and will be blogging regularly from now on – do feel free to get in touch with positive (and negative!) thoughts and opinions on my blog…

My most relevant work experience relates to my time as Community and Biodiversity Project Officer in the Brecks Natural Area where I was based in Thetford, Norfolk where I still live with my family (two teenage girls of great skill and wonder), husband (see before) and changing array of time consuming pets!  The Brecks echoes the Ouse Washes in its lack of national landscape designation (both a blessing and a curse depending on your role in this living breathing landscape) which can mean that it’s diversity and appeal can go underappreciated.  In the Brecks we had pine – lines whilst the Washes is all about the water, I hope you like the logo as much as I do?

I have lived and worked in London, Hull, Dorset, Hertfordshire, the Isles of Scilly (30 miles off Cornwall and never referred to as the Scilly Isles BTW), Greece and India so am used to “not being from around here” though I am keen to learn more about the area and to understand the needs, interests and any sore points as much as possible.

Within the team my main responsibilities revolve around communications, events and the media with the fantastic ‘washes wide’ Festival Fortnight in preparation for July/ August 2015.  Look out for Mark and myself at local events and do get in touch if you have got the creative bug (and want to donate some of your precious time?) or have any ideas about how we can best communicate about upcoming events (online? newspaper? posters? loudhailers?), input always welcome…that’s all for now but here is a photo of me to aid my identification!ASV intro photo