Training and Community Project Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced teaching/training professional to lead on the delivery of a suite of training and community projects designed by our client for the Bright Water Partnership.

Bright Water is led by Durham Wildlife Trust and is a Landscape Partnership Scheme centred on the catchment of the River Skerne in southern County Durham and Darlington, an area of approximately 200 km2 that extends from the Durham Magnesian Limestone Plateau in the north to the Tees Lowlands in the south. Landscape Partnerships are a funding programme operated by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), one of the National Lottery distribution bodies that give out grants to good causes. The HLF provides grants to support projects that promote understanding, valuing and sharing of heritage to bring people together, inspire pride in communities and boost investment in local economies.

Bright Water Training and Community Project Manager
Location: Newton Aycliffe
Salary: £25,000 per annum rising by annual increments to £28,000 per annum paid monthly in arrears. A golden handshake of £1,000 will be available at the end of this period subject to satisfactory delivery of the HLF contract
Hours: 37.5 hours per week - this may include some evening and weekend work for which an equal amount of Time Off in Lieu will be available

These projects will comprise of a Heritage Skills training programme delivering specialist traineeships as well as short training courses and illuminating the Past and Village Atlas projects providing a range of opportunities for the local community to be involved in cultural and local research projects with the Bright Water area.

You will be working with colleagues to develop a programme of community events which promote the project aims, manage community projects to provide a pool of enthusiastic volunteers who can participate in Bright Water’s build and natural heritage projects and ensure integration of these community projects into the wider programme enabling participants to benefit from a wide range of activities.

Employed by our client you will be seconded to work with Durham Wildlife Trust on the Bright Water Landscape Partnership Programme (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund).

You will need to work closely with land owners and managers, the Environment Agency, Natural England, Durham Wildlife Trust, Tees Rivers Trust, Durham and Darlington Councils and local communities to deliver natural environment restoration projects for the Bright Water Landscape Partnership programme (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund).

The Training and Community Project Manager role will report to the Bright Water Partnership Manager and will liaise closely with partner staff and bodies such as Visit Durham.

You will be educated to degree level with a teaching or training qualification and have experience of managing a range of community focussed training programmes and courses.

This role may involve some evening and weekend work and a driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential to support delivery.

Closing Date: 12 noon Tuesday 28th August 2018
Interview Date: Friday 7th September 2018

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