Project Manager

Lancaster Canal Regneration Partnership

Home working, South Cumbria or Lancaster base preferred
TBC - self employed / freelance basis

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

lancastercanalregenerationpartnership.wordpress.com audrey@familysmith.co.uk Audrey Smith - LCRP Chair

Sectors: sustainable transport, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 21st December 2018  


LCRP Project Manager Opportunity

Home working, South Cumbria or Lancaster base preferred for site visit and meeting ease

Job Description

The Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership is a dedicated partnership of local authorities and charities committed to celebrating, promoting and delivering the regeneration of Lancaster Canal and its communities.

LCRP members include:

  • South Lakeland District Council
  • Cumbria County Council
  • Kendal Town Council
  • Lancaster City Council
  • Canal & Rivers Trust
  • Lancaster Canal Trust
  • Inland Waterways Association

LCRP’s principal project is to create an accessible Towpath Trail between Kendal and Lancaster utilising the current and former Lancaster Canal Towpath. Together with its partners, LCRP have secured funding to improve various sections of the ‘Northern Reaches’ the section of the Lancaster Canal which is current unnavigable. LCRP are looking to employ a Project Manager to deliver LCRP’s objectives, oversee current projects, maintain successful partnership working and develop future projects that support the delivery of a Towpath Trail between Kendal and Lancaster. LCRP will consider applications from both individual consultants and organisations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivery of current projects (Kendal to Natland, HLF support and Sport England grant)
  • Development of new opportunities via funding applications
  • Update and develop existing Programme Management Plan for the entire route between Kendal and Lancaster.
  • Provide regular partner updates and presentations
  • Administration of LCRP 
  • Co-ordination of LCRP’s Newsletter

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Relevant Project Management experience
  • Ability to work with a wide range of partners and local organisations
  • Experience of planning and preparing funding applications
  • Experience of delivering grants according to funders requirements
  • Proven administrative skills
  • Skilled negotiator and relationship builder and the ability to deal sensitively / diplomatically withexecutive partners
  • Experience of managing contractors and budgets
  • Confident, self-motivated, ability to work under pressure, to meet targets and deal with complexity
  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Well developed, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Mail Chimp
  • Team player, open, participative
  • High level of energy and a commitment to personal development and training

Contract Details

The LCRP Project Officer role is funded by partnership members. A maximum contract of 16 hours per week is available to the successful candidate and flexible arrangements can be discussed. A 12 month contract will be confirmed subject to a three month probationary period.

Application Process

  • Interviews will take place on the 8th of January 2019.
  • Please send an overview of relevant skills and experience, opportunities to add value, CV and availability, day rate and expenses allowance to Audrey Smith (LCRP Chair) via Audrey@familysmith.co.uk by Friday 21st of December 2018.

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