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UNESCO Sites Across the Channel (USAC) – Project Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Here is a unique opportunity to make a lasting positive change in one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes. The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) partnership is seeking a new Project Officer to deliver the UNESCO Sites Across the Channel (USAC) project.

USAC is a unique project and exciting programme of work funded by the Interreg V France Channel England Programme. The Kent Downs AONB Unit is one of 5 partners in France and England. The project will work with a wide variety of partners; individuals, organisations and businesses to develop, research and understand the benefits of securing UNESCO (expected to be Global Geopark) designation for the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; to pursue UNESCO (possibly transfrontier) designation for the Kent Downs and to develop new tourism and visitor products that celebrate the natural and cultural assets and benefit the economy in innovative and sustainable ways. You will promote wide engagement and encourage new visitors and visitor experiences in a way that supports and enhances that landscape. Working with the Kent Downs team and our partners the USAC Project Officer will promote new tourism products based on the natural and cultural heritage through events, publications, communication campaigns and a local festival developed in partnership with an arts-based organisation in 2022. Part of your work will be to promote and support the creation of UNESCO sites elsewhere in the channel region (UK and France).

The role will involve some travel in the project pilot regions which are Brittany and the Pas-de-Calais, and in France and the Isle of Wight in the UK.

The Kent Downs AONB Unit is employed through Kent County Council:

This is KCC Grade KR 9 post (£30,034 – £34,180)

This post is fixed term until the end of June 2023 and is a part-time role, 3 day a week.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Contact Details

Nick Johannsen - Director Kent Downs AONB Unit. nick.johannsen@kentdowns.org.uk

About the Company

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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