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Community & Participation Project Officer

Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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You'll be focused on building community and partnership relationships for the development of our active outdoor offer, which will be an entirely new visitor attraction on the estate. We also want to increase participation from three key audiences - Children & young people, Disabled people and People with lower socio-economic status.

Helping to establish new relationships with the local community. Through proactive networking and influencing, you'll work with a range of external stakeholders to ensure community participation is at the heart of the project and longer-term, helping to establish the foundations for community involvement in the North Shropshire portfolio. You'll ensure people have a voice and an opportunity to share relevant skills/experiences and advocate for their needs.

You'll develop, plan and lead activity for the consultation and development stage, but also to provide details for fundraising applications to HLF (local) and Art Council as well as others.

You'll lead on the practical implementation of our ambition for North Shropshire to be more participative in our ways of working. Principally participation will support both how we interact and engage with local communities and how we co-develop the Attingham active outdoor site and offer.

You'll be accountable for developing and maintaining relationships with external providers and the local community. You'll be heavily involved with the National Trust project team in the designing and development of the Attingham active outdoor site and offer. Developing community involvement, partnerships and engagement and establishing the foundations for long term ongoing involvement. You'll promote and plan for great community involvement and support the creation of new offers and approaches.

Inclusion and diversity are key to success.

You'll specifically focus on improving representation and voice from three target groups within the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin area.
  • Children & young people
  • Disabled people
  • People with lower socio-economic status

You'll be able to demonstrate your skills and experience with:
  • Network development
  • Managing relationships
  • Building capability

This is a 2-year fixed term post to support the development of the Attingham Active Outdoors Hub. You'll report to the Project Manager but work very closely with the General Manager and be embedded in the team of the Volunteering & Community Involvement Manager at the property.

Out of hours and weekend working will be essential.
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