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We are currently recruiting the following post (please scroll down for Welsh). 

Wales Development Manager, National Association for AONBs

Salary: £42,000 per year (pro rata), plus very generous pension
Hours: 30 hours/week
Location: Home-based, with regular travel

The National Association for AONBs supports the UK’s 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are a membership organisation with a small staff team and an excellent reputation, trusted by our members, partners and government.

We are seeking a Wales Development Manager to build on the excellent work of the current postholder to support and develop a network of ambitious AONB partnerships in Wales.

  • Optimising opportunities for Welsh AONB partnerships to deliver on national priorities for designated landscapes in Wales.
  • Helping to promote and evidence the contribution of AONB partnerships in tackling the nature and climate emergency and post-Covid economic reconstruction.
  • Helping AONB partnerships to engage a more diverse and representative audience who actively participate in shaping priorities.
  • Driving greater parity between the AONBs and National Parks in Wales and coordinating strategic input to Government and other stakeholders on the future role and functions of AONBs.
  • Developing a sustainable funding model for the NAAONB’s operations in Wales.

More information and detailed job description

Job Description

Person Specification

To apply, please send a statement, not exceeding 1000 words, with evidence of how you could achieve the duties in the job description and a current CV to clare.elbourne@landscapesforlife.org.uk by 30th September 2021

If you wish to discuss the role please contact John Watkins, Chief Executive, at john.watkins@landscapesforlife.org.uk or 07948 248619


Rheolwr Datblygu Cymru, Cymdeithas Genedlaethol AHNE 

Cyflog: £42,000 y flwyddyn (pro rata), a phensiwn hael 
Oriau: 30 awr/wythnos
Lleoliad: Gweithio gartref a theithio’n rheolaidd 

Mae Cymdeithas Genedlaethol AHNE yn cefnogi’r 46 o Ardaloedd o Harddwch Naturiol Eithriadol yn y DU. Rydym yn sefydliad o aelodau gyda thîm bach o staff ac enw rhagorol, wedi meithrin ymddiriedaeth ein haelodau, partneriaid a’r llywodraeth.

Rydym yn dymuno penodi Rheolwr Datblygu Cymru i adeiladu ar waith rhagorol deilydd presennol y swydd i gefnogi a datblygu rhwydwaith o bartneriaethau AHNE uchelgeisiol yng Nghymru. 

  • Sicrhau'r cyfleoedd gorau posibl i bartneriaethau AHNE Cymru gyflawni blaenoriaethau cenedlaethol ar gyfer tirweddau dynodedig yng Nghymru 
  • Helpu i hyrwyddo a dangos tystiolaeth o gyfraniad partneriaethau AHNE i waith Llywodraeth Cymru i fynd i'r afael â’r argyfwng natur a hinsawdd ac i ailadeiladu’r economi ar ôl Covid 
  • Helpu partneriaethau AHNE i ymgysylltu â chynulleidfa fwy amrywiol a chynrychioliadol sy'n cymryd rhan mewn llunio blaenoriaethau  
  • Sicrhau mwy o gydraddoldeb rhwng yr AHNE a Pharciau Cenedlaethol yng Nghymru a darparu/cydlynu mewnbwn strategol i'r Llywodraeth a rhanddeiliaid eraill ar rôl a swyddogaethau AHNE yn y dyfodol 
  • Datblygu model ariannu cynaliadwy ar gyfer gweithrediadau'r YGANHE yng Nghymru 

Rhagor o wybodaeth a disgrifiad swydd manwl

Swydd Ddisgrifiad

Manyleb y Person

I wneud cais, anfonwch ddatganiad, heb fod yn fwy na 1000 o eiriau, gyda thystiolaeth o sut y gallech gyflawni’r dyletswyddau yn y swydd ddisgrifiad, ynghyd a CV cyfredol i clare.elbourne@landscapesforlife.org.uk erbyn 30.9.2021 

Os hoffech drafod y rôl cysylltwch â John Watkins, Prif Weithredwr, ar john.watkins@landscapesforlife.org.uk neu 07948 248619 

If you are interested in opportunities in your local AONB, please check the AONB websites.

Please click the buttons below to learn about our values and beliefs and, for background information about working within the AONB network, take a look at our induction pack. 

NAAONB Values and Beliefs

Induction Pack

You could also consider becoming a member of the National Association for AONBs, applying to become a Trustee on our Board, or volunteering with an AONB team. 

Would you like to volunteer in some of the most outstanding countryside in the UK?

Volunteering is a great way to make friends, learn new skills, get fit, fill a gap in your CV, get work experience and make a real difference to the long term conservation and enhancement of the UK’s most outstanding countryside.

From practical conservation work and event attendance to student placements and office work, there are lots of ways to volunteer with AONBs.

Use the list on the right to contact the AONB you would be interested to volunteer for and find out more.