Contract Vacancy: Rusland Horizons Project Officer (Part-Time)

Closing Date: 12th January 2020

Contract Type: Part Time 2-3 days per week on a Fixed Term Basis (initial six-month contract)

Renumeration: negotiable day rate based on experience

The Project:

The Rusland Horizons Trust Limited is the successor organisation to The Rusland Horizons Landscape Partnership Scheme (RHLPS). The Objects of The Trust are:

  • To promote, enhance, improve, protect and conserve the physical and natural environment and maintain its natural beauty for the public benefit within a broad area of the Lake District centred on the Rusland valley and fells.
  • To advance education and interest in the landscape and natural environment and in particular in the skills and knowledge associated with the conservation and improvement of the physical, natural and social environment of the area.

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The Job:

This post is an exciting opportunity to take a leading part in helping deliver the objectives of the Rusland Horizons Trust. The Rusland Horizons Project Officer will be a proactive facilitator for the delivery of the Trust’s aims and objectives working closely with the RH project board, Community Project leaders, key stakeholders and partners. Working as part of a small volunteer team you will provide key administrative support, and help to co-ordinate project activities. The role will include managing volunteer events and engaging with colleagues, partners, landowners and the local community. Typical project themes include habitat and species conservation, heritage and history, traditional rural skills and creative arts using the landscape.This is a post with a broad mix of skills learned through hands-on experience. Full details and accountabilities can be found in the detailed job profile. However, the qualities of the individual will play a large part in determining the focus and content of the role. It is not expected that any one individual will necessarily have all key skills and attributes. This post is an initial six-month fixed-term contract.

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The Application Process: To apply for this position please send us a supporting covering letter including proposed day rate and your CV at

Closing Date: 12th January 2020

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Rusland Horizons was a Landscape Partnership funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund until July 2019. It is now being delivered by The Rusland Horizons Trust Limited. Company No. 2133450; Charity No. 519410; Registered Office: Bleacott Farm, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6RZ.