Dartmoor Preservation Association
Friends of Dartmoor
DARTMOOR PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION
22.5 hours per week
Fixed term contract (3 years)
The DPA has for 130 years worked for a beautiful and flourishing Dartmoor to pass on to future generations. We are a charity with a membership of around 2000, managed by a Board of Trustees.
We are looking for a Director whose key responsibilities will include advising the Trustees on policy, working with statutory authorities, campaigning, press and PR, and the management of the day- to- day affairs of the DPA.
The Director must understand and appreciate Dartmoor, and show enthusiasm for working in the voluntary sector.
Closing date for applications: 4 April 2014.
Interviews 22 and 23 April 2014.
The Job Description can be viewed and downloaded here : Job Description
The Application Form can be viewed and downloaded here : Application Form
Charity No. 215665
- Written by Norman Cowling
The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act dates from 1949. Britain was a rationed, bankrupt country, exhausted by its efforts to win the Second World War. But our political leaders were determined to create a better society, with farsighted reforms to education, health and welfare provision. The National Parks deserve to be seen in the same context; they are just us much our birthright as the NHS. It will astonish many to learn that in 2013 the National Parks are under existential attack from the Coalition government.
The ability to map read, even to a basic level, is very useful when walking on Dartmoor, and absolutely essential if you are heading into the more remote areas. Dartmoor walkers will therefore be interested to hear that magnentic north, as opposed to "Grid North" that is shown by the lines on your map, is in the process of going walkabout and is going to affect the south-west before the rest of the country.
The change is gradually sweeping across the globe. In Britain it has reached Cornwall first and magnetic north is currently moving around 30km per 6 months, so the landmark moment (in our geograpghic era) of magnetic north being east of grid north will eventually affect the whole of Great Britain.
For more information on this please follow this link to the Ordanance survey blog.