Job vacancies in the Land & Nature Skills Service (LANSS): LANSS Outreach Lead and LANSS Adviser

We have two great opportunities available to play a key role in developing a new service within Cumbria and making a real, positive impact on skills and careers across the land- and nature-based sectors.

The LANSS is a new service connecting people with learning and training opportunities relevant to land- and nature-based work, in and near Cumbria.

The Roles

You will be part of a team, including a LANSS Manager, which will run a hub website, provide outreach and advisory services in-person and online, and inclusively engage potential learners, employers and training providers with the Service. As a team you will launch and deliver this new service for Cumbria across 2024-2026, further develop it and plan for the long-term sustainability of the Service. In delivering the LANSS the team will work closely with the Chamber’s Local Skills Improvement Plan team. Supporting this, the LANSS Governing Board will provide strategic leadership and the Steering Group will help shape the Service to meet the needs of its user groups.

The focus the Outreach Lead role is on stakeholder engagement and relationship development, development and delivery of a marketing & communications plan (working with contracted specialist support) and providing advice to users of the service.

The Adviser role is focussed on researching learning & training delivery and skills needs and gaps, producing and keeping up-to-date an online directory of relevant provision, developing and implementing a strategy for training brokerage and providing advice to users of the service.

Job Descriptions

A full job description and person specification are available here for the Outreach Lead and here for the Adviser

For both roles we are flexible about part or full time, and are happy to discuss the options.

Location will be serviced office space at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside Campus, with the opportunity for flexible hours and for some remote/homeworking. Some travel throughout Cumbria will be required.

You will be employed by Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and will be reporting to the LANSS Manager

The anticipated start date is 1st May 2024 and the intention is to offer an initial contract to 31st March 2026.

Service Concept and Functions

The LANSS will improve access to work-related skills, delivering co-ordinated, accessible information and advice to adults and young people already working in the sector or looking to join the sector, alongside training brokerage services for employers and businesses and analytical and promotional opportunities for learning and training providers. The LANSS is not intended to be a training provider itself.

Functions of the LANSS are:

  • To connect people with learning and training opportunities relevant to land- and nature-based work in Cumbria by:
  • Providing an information hub for the existing workforce and potential new entrants including young people, and act as a promotional channel for providers of learning and training opportunities.
  • Cataloguing and signposting the broadest possible array of relevant learning and training opportunities.
  • Facilitating bespoke training solutions for employers by connecting them with training providers.
  • To co-ordinate across the sector to enable the most effective array of learning and training opportunities to be offered, linking with wider skills and employment activities and providing strategic leadership by:
  • Facilitating development of learning and training for the sector in Cumbria by coordinating a network of interested parties, bringing together diverse representation and convening action-focused discussions through the LANSS Steering Group.
  • Identifying strengths and gaps in training provision through a variety of means including evaluating learner and employer needs and preferences and seeking perspectives from the practice community.
  • Communicating strengths and gaps in provision to learning and training providers to inform both continuity and innovation.
  • To promote land- and nature-based work in Cumbria, with realism and inclusivity by:
  • Showcasing the learning and training available across the sector in Cumbria and the variety of work it links to.
  • Informing about career options and communicating the likely direction of the sector.
  • Seeking and sharing the stories of individuals and communities involved in land- and nature-based work in Cumbria, highlighting real career journeys.
  • Promoting inclusivity and addressing barriers to training and career development in this sector in the county.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete this application form and submit it by email to by 12 noon on 15th March 2024.

The intention is to hold interviews week commencing 25th March.

For any queries contact


The salary for both roles is in the region of £30,800 FTE

Additional Information

As a Disability Confident Leader Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is keen to ensure equality of opportunity to applicants with disabilities and long term health conditions. If this applies to you and there are any adjustments to the recruitment process which would support that, please let us know.

As an Armed Forces Signatory and holder of an Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award we are keen to support veterans, service leavers, reservists, forces families and those working with forces cadets. We offer guaranteed interviews to those in these groups who meet at least the minimum criteria for the role. We also offer additional support in role, which we are currently reviewing and extending, and which will include additional paid leave for reservists. Find out more.

The Chamber is committed to supporting homeless people and those at risk of homelessness and has pledged to support the Homelessness Covenant. As part of this we offer guaranteed interviews to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness provided they meet the vacancy criteria.

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