Farming in Protected Landscapes Monitoring Officer

Salary: £23,143-£26,459 per annum pro rata* (pending pay award)

Full time, fixed term contract until 31/03/2025

*Salary: Grade K + £2,775 market supplement

About us

Would you like to work in one of England’s finest landscapes and a World Heritage Site? The Lake District National Park Authority looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here.Our staff include rangers and field workers, advisers at our visitor centres, planners and ecologists.

We are looking for an experienced project administrator to provide coordination and supporting the monitoring, evaluation and organisation of our Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme.

What’s it like to work here?

We’ve moved to hybrid working combining working from home and days at our headquarters in Kendal. You’ll also be provided with a laptop to enable you to access our secure IT network when working remotely.

The local government annual pay award for 2023 to 2024 is currently being negotiated and will be applied and backdated to the start date of the successful candidates once agreed.

The role

This programme supports farmers and land managers to work with us to provide benefits for nature, climate, people and places around the National Park. Helping care for it as a special place, this role underpins the work of the team, in particular how we are delivering net zero, supporting nature’s recovery, improving opportunities for people’s health and wellbeing as well as increase its recognition as a great visitor destination.

Working closely with the FiPL Project Manager, the role includes financial management tasks, coordinating the programme monitoring and reporting, supporting the preparation of reports for the project board and ensuring programme deliverables are met.

About you

The post holder will work closely with and support a talented team of specialists, rangers and partners. We are looking for a colleague who can provide responsive and comprehensive administrative services, communicative effectively with a range of stakeholders and is experienced in the preparation of project material, reports, minutes and agendas in a time sensitive way and to enhance and coordinate the monitoring of outputs and outcomes of all the programme’s projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dedicated team who are supporting famers and land managers to help move through the changes and challenges that farming is experiencing. As well as get involved with the future of this special place, as we deliver the Lake District National Park Partnership Management Plan.


Working with us, you’ll enjoy:
*Generous Pension Scheme
*Cycle to Work scheme
*Paid time off so you can volunteer
*Subsidised healthcare scheme
See our website for a complete list of our employee benefits.


For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Christine Lennon (FiPL Project Manager) on 07879486169 or Tim Duckmanton (Team Leader - Strategy and Environment) on /07776274450

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications is: Sunday 1 October 2023 11:59pm
  • Interviews will be held at Wayfaring House, Kendal on Thursday 12 October 2023

Information Pack:

How to apply

Apply for this position on our online recruitment site

Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, the Lake District National Park Authority is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. These groups are under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Lake District National Park Authority.

Disability Confident Employer

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria, as well as meeting any of the qualification, skills or experience defined as essential.