Local Prtnerships Co-ordinator

Recruiter
National Trust
Location
Burnopfield
Salary
17836.0000
Posted
18 May 2017
Closes
17 Jun 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, GAP will roll out the successful approaches developed during phase one in Birmingham to four new locations in England and Wales and new parts of Birmingham. In each place we will establish and train a cohort of young people to take responsibility for conservation, maintenance, and planning and implementation of projects at local outdoor sites. Working in partnership with organisations experienced in supporting and training young people we will give them the necessary skills and confidence to undertake work on and champion their local green spaces.

What it's like to work here

Gibside is an urban fringe property within a few miles of the Metro Centre on the western edge of the large urban conurbations of Newcastle and Gateshead. It is a Grade l registered 18th century landscape garden, with many areas of the 400 acres designated SSSI. Within easy reach by public transport, walking and bridle paths as well the road network it provides a wide range of experiences for those seeking great days out without travelling long distances.

With close links to the local community it has some outstanding buildings including a Palladian chapel, a restored stable block housing the Gibside Learning & Discovery Centre and even a pub and beer garden on Friday and Saturday nights! There’s always lots going on here with a busy and dedicated team creating a great visitor experience. We have great support in the community for the work we do; conservation activities, Walled Garden events and installations plus play areas for our younger visitors are just some examples of what we get involved in here at Gibside.

What you'll be doing

You will be responsible for co-ordinating GAP in your local area. You will liaise with other National Trust staff involved with the programme at a local and national level and help develop and maintain partnerships with a range of organisations experienced in supporting and training young people. You will also plan and facilitate the three main activities of the project in your local area: volunteering; community engagement; and formal and informal training. You will line manage the GAP Ranger who will be responsible for providing the delivery support and conservation practical skills expertise to the programme.

Together with other National Trust staff and partners you will support, enable and encourage young people to play an active role in their local environment and community through training and skills development, and by providing inspiration and support. You will work with partners on projects that promote the value of conservation and the local environment.

Locally, you will be responsible for monitoring and completing progress and evaluation reports and support the Project Manager with the reporting requirements. You will work with colleagues and partners to ensure GAP is marketed and promoted both internally and externally, and ensure that it supports property business plans, so that it is deliverable, sustainable and visionary

This role is required to work with vulnerable groups including children and any offer of employment or volunteering is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Who we're looking for

To deliver this role successfully, you’ll need to have:

Knowledge of good practice in relation to youth and community engagement with experience of working on outreach and engagement projects.

Knowledge of current thinking in relation to vocational skills based training.

Experience of working with volunteers and young people, including being able to motivate and support them to perform at their best.

Some experience of undertaking monitoring and evaluation for external funders, and of consultation with partners and user groups.

Experience of planning and delivering inspirational engagement activities and events.

Some knowledge of and interest in environmental conservation.

Good people skills enabling strong relationships both internally and externally.

Knowledge of principles of good project management and of budget management.

Ability to manage own workload and be proactive.

Knowledge of Health & Safety compliance requirements and experience of producing risk assessments.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Some IT skills including the ability to use digital and social media effectively.

Full driving licence and access to transport.

This role is subject to a DBS check.

The package

Looking after you

    • Health cash plan - from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents

    • Pension contribution match up to 10%

    • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing

    • Discounted gym membership

      Looking after your career