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Northumberland role to help foster innovation

Northumberland role to help foster innovation

10 March 2021

Innovation associate

NICRE is supporting its partner Community Action Northumberland (CAN) in recruiting a development officer in rural Northumberland. 

The development officer will also become an innovation associate with NICRE to support work to foster rural enterprise and unlock the potential in the county’s rural communities by helping to deliver a series of projects. 

Alongside this role, the officer will also work directly with Haltwhistle Partnership and Prudhoe Community Partnership to develop and manage a range of activities. 

Working in partnership

Dr Paul Cowie, innovation research fellow who is leading NICRE’s innovation projects in Northumberland, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with CAN to help us make a difference to rural communities in Northumberland. 

“Working with CAN and the new officer will enable us to liaise more closely with communities to collaborate, research and co-design ideas to develop innovative solutions that will help make them more sustainable and resilient.” 

Andy Dean, chief executive of CAN, said: “Joining forces with NICRE is a great example of working in partnership to best benefit communities in rural Northumberland. We’re pleased to be involved in this exciting national initiative and look forward to working with them to help our county innovate and prosper.” 

For more about the role, which is initially for 12 months, and to apply visit CAN's website. The deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 24 March 2021.