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Tees-Swale Community Engagement Trainee

08 Feb 2024 10:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Tees-Swale Community Engagement Trainee

Contract Type: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full-time
Salary: Grade 2 £22,737 to £23,114
Hours per week: 37
Employment Location: The post will be based in Stanhope, County Durham (with flexibility for a degree of home working), and on site in and around Teesdale.

Closing date: Monday 19 February 2024

Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected is an exciting programme of farming, nature and engagement work in and around Teesdale and Swaledale. Funded largely by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the programme is a joint venture between the North Pennines National Landscape team and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. It aims to work with farmers to enhance and connect habitats, whilst engaging wider communities in these special landscapes.

Part of this project includes creating trainee opportunities. Each year there are 12-month placements for two trainees who will be based in the North Pennines National Landscape – a community engagement trainee, and a farming and nature trainee – as well as two based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
You will work as part of the Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected programme to help deliver inspiring education, community engagement and art projects and a variety of interpretation projects in and around Teesdale whilst being paid a good wage, helping the environment, and helping you develop your skills to boost your CV.

There’ll also be opportunities to explore potential roles in the natural environment, and to connect with the other trainees working in on the Tees-Swale programme, and the National Landscape and the National Park teams.

All Tees-Swale trainees will receive a range of development opportunities including an induction programme, on-the-job experience and formal training courses. Each trainee has a training budget which they can choose how best to spend to meet their needs and development interests.
Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the interest, commitment and potential to contribute to and benefit from this opportunity.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday 4 March 2024.

For further information about this traineeship, please contact Claire Hodgson on 07887 450281 or email
We are also running an online Q&A session for anyone who would like to meet the current trainees and other members of the Tees-Swale team before deciding whether to make an application. This will be held at 6.00pm–7.00pm on Tuesday 13 February 2024. If you would like to be sent the link, please email:

Apply via Jobs North East – Tees-Swale Community Engagement Trainee  – Durham County Council –  Jobs North East

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