The National Trust seeks to appoint a Consultant led Multi-disciplinary Team to provide a Strategic Framework and associated reports for future protection, management, and community engagement of the High Mournes & their environs.
This will be achieved through the delivery of 9 deliverables outlined below.
1. Development of a community engagement framework
2. Assessment of the contribution of activities to benefits to society (‘social value’)
3. Establish the approach and management structures necessary for the sustainable management of the High Mournes and environs
4. Feasibility of longer-term collaboration with formal and informal providers of learning, education and skills development/training
5. Strategic review of path & trail network to inform decisions for new/more sustainable access
6. Audit of participation in outdoor recreation and development of proposals for enhancing involvement, particularly among underrepresented groups
7. Review and gap analysis of existing land management plans within the public estate in the High Mournes and environs.
8. Review and gap analysis of the recording of natural and cultural heritage and how these are shared through the interpretation offer in the High Mournes and environs.
9. Natural capital assessment
The Multidisciplinary team must include specialist consultants, as a minimum to include those listed below. The Multidisciplinary team lead will be responsible for leading the specialist consultants. Specialists within the team must be qualified in or have direct experience as outlined below:
· Landscape Architect with experience of Large-Scale Landscape Master planning
· Qualified Ecologist
· Qualified Archaeologist
· Expertise in assessing ecosystem services and the value of benefits of natural capital.
· Experience in community engagement on large landscape scale / master planning projects.
· Expertise / experience of production of landscape management plans.
· Expertise in the analysis of social value and associated measures.
· Heritage Consultant.
· Experience of conducting strategic reviews of trail & path networks
Tender documents can be requested by emailing: Andrew.Corkill1@nationaltrust.org.uk
The deadline / closing date for submissions is: 24th March 2022 at 11am.
The National Trust are delivering this project in association with our Partners – Mourne Heritage Trust, Northern Ireland Water, the Woodland Trust and in association with: The funding agreement for the UK Community Renewal Fund, The Secretary of State for levelling up, housing and communities