Meet the Team

Meet the team delivering the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership programme.

Details about each member of the DVLP team can be found here. If you would like to contact us, please get in touch.

Richard King

Development Manager

Richard is responsible for the delivery of the landscape partnership setting the strategic direction, leading on the day to day operation, management of staff / consultants / contractors, working with partners, reporting to funders / partners and leading where needed on the direct delivery of key projects.

He has qualifications in architecture and urban design and has considerable experience in economic regeneration, arts development, public art, public realm, historic building restoration, community development and funding bids. He has worked on large scale economic programmes such as the Single Regeneration Budget and European Regional Development Fund, both in programme management and direct project delivery. He has experience in the arts working as an arts officer and for a public art agency. In previous roles he managed the HLF funded Cultural Industries Quarter Townscape Heritage Initiative in Sheffield and led on major public realm schemes in Wakefield.

Richard has been involved in the DVLP since the submission of the Stage 1 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund and subsequently led on the development phase, the submission of the Stage 2 application and the production of the landscape conservation action plan.

Telephone: 01226 772131
Mobile: 07809 103268

Roseanna Burton

Community Officer

Roseanna is one of three community officers working on community heritage and environmental projects. She focuses on the delivery of the environmental element of the programme including community surveys, the management of key sites and developing new skills.

Roseanna previously worked for the RSPB, as the community engagement officer for the Sherwood, Trent and Tame Futurescapes project (funded by EU Life), with great success in delivering the project from start to finish. This project was dedicated to educating and inspiring local people about the significance of their local landscapes for wildlife and heritage, working towards a sustainable future,

Previous to the RSPB, Roseanna dedicated almost seven years to supporting a number of community engagement and conservation projects for various organisations throughout Nottinghamshire and Sheffield. Roseanna has a BSc in Environmental Conservation and studied select modules of an MSc in Environmental Management at Sheffield Hallam. In addition, Roseanna spent time working as an ecologist for Access Ecology in Sheffield, undertaking UK and European protected species surveys, with a keen interest in bats, which is now one of her special fields.

Telephone: 01226 787540
Mobile: 07809 103269

Sally Gawthorpe

Community Officer

Sally is one of three community officers working on community heritage and environmental projects, having previously worked in the team as project support assistant.

Sally is a History graduate and has an MA in Cultural Heritage Management from the University of York. Throughout her MA studies Sally has enjoyed exploring the diverse nature of heritage and particularly the opportunities it can present for connecting communities, as well as providing a catalyst for regeneration.

Alongside her studies Sally has also worked in a number of different administrative roles for a range of organisations. This has included experience in purchasing and credit control, maintaining databases and providing administrative support for project teams.

Telephone: 01226 772139
Mobile: 07801 406093





Claire Farley

Project Support Assistant

Claire joined the team as Project Support Assistant in January 2017.

Claire has previously worked at North Yorkshire County Record Office, as Head of Reprographics. She was responsible for digitising the collections held at the Record Office and also for external clients generating significant income for the department.  During this time Claire was lucky enough to scan Shakespeare’s first folio, several Barbara Hepworth Lithographs and original Stephenson’s Rocket drawings.  She also assisted members of the public in their own archive research and provided support to the wider records management team.  As a former art student Claire’s creative media skills were called upon in developing materials for numerous exhibitions and public events showcasing the work of the Records Office.

Since relocating to South Yorkshire and becoming a resident of the Dearne Valley, Claire has gained considerable experience in various administrative roles including recruitment, compliance and safeguarding.


Telephone: 01226 772414