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(August 2019)

Pendle Hill LP Graduate Trainee​ Vacancy

Fixed Term until 30.09.2020| 37 hours per week |

Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership (hosted by Lancashire County Council)

Graduate Trainee

Clitheroe, Lancashire

12 month fixed term contract (October 2019 – September 2020)

Salary starting at £18,426


Are you a recent graduate looking for good work experience?

Keen to work outdoors and interested in rural skills such as footpaths, hedge laying and dry stone walling?

Do you have a commitment to conservation and communities and a passion for the environment?

If you can say 'yes' to all of the above then we'd like to hear from you.

The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership is an exciting and ambitious Heritage Lottery Funded scheme which is part way through delivering a four year £2.5m programme of activity to restore and celebrate the landscape and heritage of this iconic Lancashire landmark.


We recruit a Graduate Trainee each year to deliver activity, to gain experience, and to learn from our team and partners.

This year the focus for the Trainee is our Access for All project which seeks to restore and upgrade a number of key footpaths and 'gateway sites' around the Pendle Hill area. You will be assisting our Access Officer and supporting the scheme volunteer group engaged in a variety of practical conservation tasks. You will also be expected to help supervise (and join in with) our hedge-laying and dry stone walling courses led by qualified trainers.

Training will mostly be on-the-job with some formal courses and technical support available. You will need a recent degree or level 5 qualification in a relevant subject, plus be able to drive.

The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership is hosted by the Forest of Bowland AONB and Lancashire County Council. You can download the job description here: Grad Trainee JD 2019-20 and apply via the LCC Portal here:


Closing Date: 30th September

Interview date: 16th October

For further information call Cathy Hopley, LP programme manager, on 01200 420420

(July 2019)

We are looking for experienced hedgelayers who are interested in quoting for hedgelaying contracts as part of the Traditional Boundaries Project for the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Scheme ( The work will be in the Pendle Hill area (East Lancashire) and contracts will be let for work over the next 3 years, starting Autumn 2019 for completion of initial contracts by the end of March 2020.

Please register your interest by emailing with your contact details including name, address and phone number, CV, examples of your work and 2 references with contact details.

If you are interested in quoting for the work but are unable to meet this schedule please advise us what timescale you would be available to undertake works.

We would prefer to receive your information by email but hard copies may be sent to Dry Stone Walling Association, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7NH.
In the first instance we’d prefer any queries to be emailed to however if you don’t have access to email please phone Cathy Hopley, Programme Manager at the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Scheme office 01200 420420 for help with your queries.

Deadline for registration of interest 10am 5th August 2019.
We aim to follow up references and email out quote packs in mid August for an anticipated return of quotes in early September.

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