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NI Protected Areas Development Manager


Closing Date: 20/04/2023

Organisation: Northern Ireland Environment Link

Location: NIEL Office, 89 Loopland Drive, Belfast and Homeworking

Salary: £30,149 - £31,760

Contact Name: Iona Meyer

Description Background to the Project The NI Protected Areas Network is made up of: These groups have worked together in various ways, but lack of a dedicated secretariat/resource has limited activity. Recently, with the benefit of additional resource from DAERA, a process of re-engagement with the NIPAN members and other stakeholders has taken place resulting in:

  • A reaffirmation by the NIPAN members to participation, collaboration, and collective realisation of the benefits of the Network

  • The development of an agreed outcomes framework for NIPAN

  • Endorsement and support from other eNGOs in NI and DAERA of NIPAN and our plans for development

NIEL strongly feels that NIPAN is an important element of the wider environment/heritage landscape and has built on this foundation by leading a successful joint bid to Esmée Fairbairn for funding a 3-year programme to help to re-invigorate the group and develop a targeted work programme. The overall aim of this 3-year project is to support the development and programme delivery of the NIPAN network so that there is: a more collaborative network speaking with a coherent, consistent, and visible single voice to the public and other stakeholder groups, and more effective and efficient use of time and resources of the members. This will make a key contribution to longer-term outcomes where: Our special and protected landscapes in Northern Ireland are better protected and are places…

  • Where nature is recovering, and which have improved biodiversity

  • That make more of a contribution to mitigating and adapting to climate change

  • That engage and make a greater contribution to peoples’ and communities’ health and wellbeing

  • That contribute to a strong and sustainable economy

Developing and delivering the actions and realising the outcomes requires specific dedicated resources, and in particular the appointment of a Development Manager. For more information on this role, please see the job description and application details below: NI Protected Areas Development Manager – Job Description NI Protected Areas Development Manager – Application Form NI Protected Areas Development Manager – Monitoring Form Completed application forms and monitoring forms should be emailed to:

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