There's lots going on in the Forest of Bowland AONB, and with our new Landscape Partnership for Pendle Hill there is even more to be done to enhance and conserve our special landscape.

On this page we will post opportunities to get involved. This may be as a volunteer, an employee or placement, or as a contractor.

Pendle Hill needs you!

The new landscape partnership scheme needs volunteers to help with a range of practical conservation tasks, surveys of people and of wildlife, to act as walk leaders and event support staff, and to assist with archaeological and historic research. If you have time on your hands, like to get outdoors and to meet new people, then why not volunteer with us?

Please complete the on line form to register your interest in volunteering.

Initially we will look to run at least one volunteer day a month, and as the project develops more opportunities will arise. To see what kind of things the project is involved in visit and like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pendlehillproject

Call for Project Delivery Partners (added 29/11/16) - NOW CLOSED

Pendle Hill landscape partnership is putting out a call for partner organisations who are interested in delivering one of 4 projects.

We are currently looking for partner organisations who may be interested in delivering the following projects during our planned delivery phase which will run from April 2018 – March 2022:

The Pendle Radicals

The Gatherings

Traditional Boundaries

Landscape and Heritage Festival

A brief description of the programme is available here and here is an explanation of the role of a project lead partner.

Each of these projects has been identified as meeting a need or addressing a threat to the landscape heritage of Pendle Hill. Some funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, or other sources, has already been earmarked for these projects.

We are interested in hearing from your organisation if you:

  1. Are based locally and can show direct experience in delivering this kind of project
  2. Can describe how you would deliver the required outcomes and outputs utilising the budget identified
  3. Can help draw down additional funds to support the project activity
  4. Are able to develop the project proposal fully within the next six months, and then deliver it

The four projects we are currently exploring are detailed below:

The Pendle Radicals

The Gatherings

Traditional Boundaries

Landscape and Heritage Festival

If you are interested in getting involved, please complete a project proposal form and return it to cathy.hopley@lancashire.gov.uk by 9.00am on Wednesday 4th January 2017. You can call 01200 448000 for an informal discussion.

All proposals will be carefully considered by the programme steering group and partners will be appointed in mid January 2017.

Development and Funding Recruitment Opportunity (added 23/11/16) - NOW FILLED

The Forest of Bowland AONB Partnership wishes to contract a consultant to provide temporary support services to backfill a 'Development and Funding' role within the AONB Unit, which is currently vacant due to a temporary secondment to the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership.

The AONB Unit is currently working on a number of key projects and activities requiring developmental support, including funding bids for priority habitat conservation and restoration project work, sustainable tourism projects and assisting Champion Bowland (a charitable company) with its grant-giving activities and to help it develop and grow. Further information on the role can be found here.

If you have any queries regarding this work, please contact Elliott Lorimer at the AONB office on 01200 448000, mobile 07775 221208 or email elliott.lorimer@lancashire.gov.uk

The deadline for the submission of the quote is 5pm on Friday 9th December 2016 to elliott.lorimer@lancashire.gov.uk

Peat Restoration Opportunity - TENDER LET

The Forest of Bowland AONB on behalf of the Lancashire Peat Partnership wishes to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified contractor to carry out the following peatland restoration works within a 77 ha project site on Brown Syke, Mallowdale: re-profiling peat hags and areas of eroding bare peat; timber dam construction; bare peat revegetation. Further information can be found here.

For further details please email sarah.robinson@lancashire.gov.uk or telephone the office on 01200 448000.

Closing date Thursday 1st December 5pm.

Volunteering & Training Opportunities

See volunteering page