Network & Skills Officer We're seeking an experienced communicator with training and skills development experience to perform this full-time, 10 month fixed term role working for the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership, which represents a distinctive landscape area across Central Bedfordshire. The post will initially be fixed term for 10 months, but candidates will have the opportunity, given the necessary skills, experience and motivation to develop this role into a permanent position as an important aspect of the Trust’s work. This networking role will seek to work with Partners to help identify what training and support is needed and then coordinate and deliver a range of training courses which will help us raise awareness of the value of this landscape and build capacity for the sustainable management of the Greensand Country Area by volunteers and professionals. You can find full details of this position and person specification here. Here's some useful background information to download. Context: You will be busy working as part of a supportive and friendly team at The Greensand Trust and by extension the wider Greensand Country team. You will have a level of autonomy and will be encouraged to use your own initiative to help develop this role into one we hope will demonstrate its value to enable The Greensand Trust to establish it as a more permanent role within its activities and as value to the area and the future Partnership. You will build on the successes of the Trust’s “Working Woodlands” training courses, expanding this training offer across habitat and other themes. You will have exceptional communication, project management skills, and the capability to bring together and engage a range of people in the activities and objectives of the Landscape Partnership. Outline terms and conditions Period: Initially a Fixed term contract, with opportunity to extend into a permanent role. Working hours: 1950 hours per annum (37.5 hours/week on average) Place of work: The Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood, Haynes West End, Beds MK45 3UZ Salary: Between £22k-25k pa (dependant on experience) Expenses: Mileage is paid at 45p/mile for car users Holidays: 28 days per annum, which includes all Bank / Public Holidays Location: The Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood, Haynes West End, Beds MK45 3UZ. To apply Please send: A CV which shows us how your knowledge, skills and experience fit the role as described in the person specification and job description. A supporting statement which describes: The experience and knowledge you have which would enable you to carry out the role as described in the job description. How you fit with the selection criteria as set out in the person specification. Why you would like this role. A completed application form. Please email these to [email protected] Application Deadline: Midnight Sunday 8th November The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership is led by the Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity and local environment charity, The Greensand Trust, and is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is made possible by National Lottery players; without them we couldn’t fund the project.