Business and job openings at park centre

Northumberland National Park Authority is on the look-out for local businesses to move into a new enterprise hub when its flagship centre opens next year.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 12 June, 2016, 14:00
An artist's impression of The Sill.

Plus, the authority has launch a recruitment campaign for a range of jobs connected to The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre and its Park-wide activity and engagement programme.

The build work at the Once Brewed-based venue started in November and now the warmer weather is here, the project is progressing at full speed for an opening in summer 2017.

The ground-levelling works are complete and the steel framework is in place revealing the fantastic public viewing area at its highest point.

In the next month, the walls for the Youth Hostel Association wing will be built and, from September, the building will be weather-tight with more than 100 tradespeople working on the site.

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As the construction phase gathers momentum, Northumberland National Park Authority is also calling for local businesses who are interested in moving into the new Sill Enterprise Hub or running its local produce café to get in touch. Visit or email authority has also launched a recruitment campaign for jobs such as a Sill learning officer, activities support officer and learning assistant.

To find out more, visit www.northumberland total cost for The Sill – both capital and revenue over five years – will be £14.8million. To date, more than £12million has been secured towards the project’s capital and revenue costs.

The Sill was awarded nearly £8million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the highest HLF grant ever awarded to a national park, but the project still requires a further £2.2million from donors and sponsors.