Link Together Project Manager

Durham Wildlife Trust

Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear
£30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 18th July 2022  

Link Together Project Manager
Salary £30,000
Full Time
Fixed term contract 42 Months
Closing date for applications is: 9am Monday 18th July 2022 

The Wildlife Trust vision is of a thriving natural world, with our wildlife and natural habitats playing a valued role in addressing the climate and ecological emergencies, and everyone inspired to get involved in nature’s recovery. As a grassroots movement, we are firmly rooted in our local communities. Link Together aims to bring those elements together, working at a grassroots level to create a thriving natural world that creates health and well-being benefits for communities across the Coalfield area of Sunderland. 

The Link Together Project Manager will lead the 12 month development phase of this ambitious project and ensure that a successful second stage bid is submitted to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This will release a significant package of funding to support a two year delivery phase. The Project Manager will then be responsible for leading on this two year delivery phase with a team of staff and volunteers.

The role is a great opportunity to take a project from conception to completion, and to work within a partnership that has a proven commitment to community delivery. Link Together is a joint project between Sunderland City Council and Durham Wildlife Trust and will deliver nature restoration and access improvements across Council owned and throughout the Sunderland Coalfield Area. Partners include, community groups, Sunderland GP Alliance and Wear River Trust.

It will be a challenging but highly rewarding role that will allow the successful candidate to achieve something truly significant for people and wildlife across the Coalfield Area. 

Based at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Head Office: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU 

We are inclusive employers and actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

For a detailed job description and how to apply go to our website or email [email protected] . Further queries on the content of the role may be directed to Mark Dinning on 0191 584 3112. 

Interviews for the initial shortlisted candidates will be held on Thursday 21st July via video conference, with successful candidates then invited to final interview at Rainton Meadows on Thursday 28th July.

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