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Volunteers working in the dunes at Bamburgh Photo: Iain Robson

Coast Care, our new initiative that will recruit and train an army of volunteers to look after the North Northumberland Coastal area, is now looking to appoint a full time project coordinator.

Based in Seahouses and working on the beautiful Northumberland coast the coordinator will be recruiting and coordinating volunteers to work on a wide range of conservation and community projects.

Made possible by National Lottery players, the £522,600 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will enable Coast Care to employ a small staff team to coordinate the work of hundreds of volunteers who will help care for this special place.  

The North Northumberland coastal area is a stunning landscape much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is popular with local people and visitors alike. The area includes nature reserves, wildlife habitats and historic buildings of national or international importance, but it is a fragile landscape that requires careful management.

Coast Care is a partnership initiative bringing the Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership, Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Seahouses Development Trust together to oversee the project.  

The project coordinator will manage a small staff team from the Seahouses base in the heart of the Coast Care area. The coordinator will need to be passionate about the area and conserving its natural beauty, wildlife and historic features. We are looking for a  ‘people person’ - a natural communicator who will be working with a huge range of people including volunteers, farmers and land managers, statutory agencies and community groups.

Anybody interested in applying for the Coast Care coordinator position should download the applicant’s pack from the Northumberland Wildlife Trust Website.