• Cranborne Chase AONB Office, Rushmore Farm, Tinkley Bottom, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5 5QA  Tel: 01725 517417


May 14, 2018
Successful candidate will help to co-ordinate bid for IDA Reserve status


Knowlton starsTHE Cranborne Chase AONB has a vacancy for a Dark Sky Advisor, based in Wimborne.

This 10-month temporary/fixed term post would suit an enthusiastic and committed person who would be helping to co-ordinate the team’s bid for International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Reserve status, as well as promoting the multiple benefits of that status to the widest possible audiences. This will be achieved through presentations and developing a ‘Dark-Sky Friendly’ accreditation scheme for AONB tourism businesses.

The successful applicant will assist in lighting data collection for the lightscape management plan, take regular dark sky readings across the AONB and be the first point of contact for public and media enquiries.
They will need a good understanding of the international dark sky reserve concept and designation, knowledge of the lighting industry, terminology and light fittings.As well as proven experience in communicating to, and engaging with, a wide variety of audiences, the ideal candidate needs to be able to self-motivate and use their initiative, plus they will require excellent IT skills, including PowerPoint.

Logo Linda Nunn, Cranborne Chase AONB Director said: “If you enjoy working to a deadline in a positive and friendly environment, you will have the strong support of the AONB team as we work together towards this prestigious designation.”

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 29 May 2018. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 13 June in Wimborne, Dorset. This post is based in Wimborne and offers a salary of £21,074 - £23,111 pro rata per annum.

For an informal discussion, contact Linda Nunn, AONB Director, tel: 01725 51741; email: lindanunn@cranbornechase.org.uk; view the advert at https://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk/details#/reference/WAE00064.