ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Landscape Partnership Development Manager
Responsible for the delivery of the landscape partnership setting the strategic direction, leading on the day to day operation, management of staff / consultants / contractors, working with partners, reporting to funders / partners and leading where needed on the direct delivery of key projects.
Richard King has qualifications in architecture and urban design and has considerable experience in economic regeneration, arts development, public art, public realm, historic building restoration, community development and funding bids. He has worked on large scale economic programmes such as the Single Regeneration Budget and European Regional Development Fund, both in programme management and direct project delivery. He has experience in the arts working as an arts officer and for a public art agency. In previous roles he managed the HLF funded Cultural Industries Quarter Townscape Heritage Initiative in Sheffield and led on major public realm schemes in Wakefield.
Richard has been involved in the DVLP since the submission of the Stage 1 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund and subsequently led on the development phase, the submission of the Stage 2 application and the production of the landscape conservation action plan.
Landscape Partnership Community Officers
There are two posts working on community heritage and environmental projects, with a particular focus on working with local people to involve them in projects and record their stories. They are also responsible for the implementation of the interpretation strategy including key sites, publications and websites and support for volunteering across the DVLP programme.
Roseanna has spent the last two years working for the RSPB, as the community engagement officer for the Sherwood, Trent and Tame Futurescapes project (funded by EU Life), with great success in delivering the project from start to finish. This project was dedicated to educating and inspiring local people about the significance of their local landscapes for wildlife and heritage, working towards a sustainable future,
Previous to the RSPB, Roseanna dedicated almost seven years to supporting a number of community engagement and conservation projects for various organisations throughout Nottinghamshire and Sheffield. Roseanna has a BSc in Environmental Conservation and studied select modules of an MSc in Environmental Management at Sheffield Hallam. In addition, Roseanna spent time working as an ecologist for Access Ecology in Sheffield, undertaking UK and European protected species surveys, with a keen interest in bats, which is now one of her special fields.
Stephen Miller is an Art History graduate and has joined the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership from Westminster City Council were he worked for the archive service on a First World War community heritage project. He has previous experience of working in museums, libraries and archives in Lancashire, Cumbria and London with a focus on community engagement, local heritage and social inclusion.
Stephen has worked on high profile, award winning projects involving a diverse range of organisations from the Wordsworth Trust to Chelsea FC and the Museum of Lancashire to the Royal Albert Hall. He is passionate about providing opportunities for people to engage with history in new and innovative ways.
Project Support Assistant
Providing financial, administrative and project support to the rest of the team. Assisting with the delivery of projects, assembling information needed for grant returns, servicing meetings, raising orders and managing the office (Part Time).
Sally Gawthorpe is a History graduate and has recently completed an MA in Cultural Heritage Management at the University of York. Throughout her MA studies Sally has enjoyed exploring the diverse nature of heritage and particularly the opportunities it can present for connecting communities, as well as providing a catalyst for regeneration.
Alongside her studies Sally has also worked in a number of different administrative roles for a range of organisations. This has included experience in purchasing and credit control, maintaining databases and providing administrative support for project teams. As Project Support Assistant for the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership, Sally is keen to combine her academic and professional experience to support the team in delivering a successful project for the Dearne Valley.