Greater Manchester Peri-Urban ELM Test

2020-08-21T14:24:11+01:00August 21st, 2020|

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Greater Manchester Peri-Urban ELM Test

As the United Kingdom leaves the European Union and the constraint of the Common Agricultural Policy, new policy approaches to the management of land are being developed under the Government’s aspirations for ‘Farming for the Future’ and the 25 Year Plan for the Environment.  Government support to land managers will in future be provided in return for public goods and plans are being developed for a new payment scheme – the Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM).  Our client, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and N Merseyside, has been awarded a Defra grant to help test the approach in the urban fringe areas of Greater Manchester.  We are pleased to have been invited by the Wildlife Trust to assist with this test, with Simon Mair and Rob Harrison serving as members of its Advisory Group.

To help develop and deliver the Test, the Wildlife Trust will be appointing a Natural Solutions Advisor.  Details of this post are as follows:

ELM Test – Natural Solutions Advisor

18 months fixed term post.  Three days per week.  £28 – 35,000 pro rata.  Based in Greater Manchester.

Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 14th September.

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and N Merseyside is looking for an experienced agricultural advisor and great communicator to help develop and deliver this test of the developing Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM).

The Natural Solutions Advisor will work closely with farmers and land managers in Greater Manchester and to develop case studies that explore the ELM approach in the urban fringe area – an area made up of a mosaic of different land management types.  The Advisor will work with individual or clusters of land managers and explore how natural assets could be managed, improved and joined up within a farm business model.  A theoretical Farm Plan will be produced, highlighting assets and potential payments.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a keen interest in our natural environment to help develop new ways of working and managing our landscape for generations ahead.

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