Project Supervisor - Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership

East Ayrshire Council

Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
£34,689 - £36,782 pa

Paid • Full Time • Temporary

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 2nd March 2018   7 days left

East Ayrshire Council, as lead partner in the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership wishes to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and dynamic full time project manager to lead the initial phase of a £2.4 million Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Scheme in East Ayrshire. The post will be based in Kilmarnock, in the B listed former Johnnie Walker whisky warehouse, a 40 minute train journey from Glasgow Central.

The scheme area covers 250 sq. km between the river valleys of the Lugar and the Doon within East Ayrshire. The area contains 8 Special Scientific Interest sites (SSSIs) including important blanket bog sites and breeding grounds for hen harriers and short eared owls.

The Partnership scheme, which aims to reconnect communities with the landscape by creating opportunities for leisure, tourism, skills and training, covers the area that was once the industrialised heartland of East Ayrshire. The landscape has been scarred by open-cast coal mines but is now undergoing restoration, with opportunities for innovative environmental and recreational solutions to benefit wildlife, local communities and the economy. The area suffers from high levels of social deprivation but the scheme’s innovative approach will encourage people to work together, through many interlinked projects, to tackle the environmental needs of their local landscape, conserving and restoring the natural and built heritage while celebrating the history and heritage of the area.

The successful candidate will lead, coordinate and manage the development phase of the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership Scheme for submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund, working closely with partners and community groups to build a strong and innovative scheme that delivers multiple benefits for heritage and people. They will work with a project officer, to finalise scheme projects through a process of community consultation and commissioning and management of development studies.

This is a temporary post, initially for 21 months, to complete our second round application by early 2020. Appointment for a further 5 years may be possible (dependent upon performance and funding) to oversee the delivery of the Scheme.

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