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Partnership Project Officer

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Thetford IP24 2EA
Salary Additional Information £27,514 pro rata Part time, 23 hours per week
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Deadline 25/05/2022
Company Name Suffolk County Council
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We are committed to flexible working. To view the types of flexible or part time working available for this role, please see the Job and Person Profile.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Suffolk County Council

Job details

* Do you have recent experience of working with a wide range of delivery partners and diverse audiences?

* Would you like to work with a small team in an incredibly varied and rewarding role? 

* Are you passionate about making a positive difference to heritage, and for communities in the Brecks? 

* Do you also have recent experience of delivering externally funded heritage focussed projects?

The Norfolk and Suffolk Brecks is a very special part of East Anglia with a unique heritage. Working with partners, communities and volunteers, the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers (BFER) Landscape Partnership will deliver 24 key projects to explore and celebrate its diverse landscape and history.

This role is a great opportunity to join the Brecks' Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership delivery team as a Partnership Project Officer. We are a small team who are based at The Carnegie, Thetford with hybrid working.

Your role and responsibilities

In this role, you will work as part of the core BFER delivery and administration team to:

* provide support for the Scheme Manager and partners in the delivery of the Landscape Conservation Action Plan

* deliver delegated parts of the work programme and ensure the smooth running of partner-led projects to an agreed activity plan and timetable, ensuring that outputs, feedback and costs are delivered and evidenced to the required standards. This will include producing and presenting regular reports to the Partnership board

* support the development of new projects as part of the BFER third Party Grant Scheme and promote the scheme to diverse audiences at events including talks to local interest groups and schools. Support the wider BFER team and liaise with partners as required to achieve the aims and objectives of the scheme within budget and on time.

Your role will be crucial in linking together activities across the projects being delivered by our partners and ensuring a successful legacy for the partnership.

You will need:

* a degree or equivalent in a related field with demonstrable experience of environmental, heritage or countryside management; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

* proven, wide-ranging experience in a relevant area of work (e.g. Partnership working, grant-funded project delivery, working with school and/or communities, managing complex multi-project schemes)

* excellent diplomatic, interpersonal and communication skills – to effectively manage relationships with a wide range of partners, and develop strong working relationships with colleagues

* the willingness to travel to meetings/events and work occasional unsocial hours during school holidays, at weekends or evenings.

You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile. If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

The team

* the BFER team is responsible for coordinating and supporting delivery of the £3.5M Lottery funded BFER scheme

* we work hard, with a flexible and supportive culture to ensure partners and participants have the best experience possible, and funding objectives are met and where possible exceeded

* you will have the opportunity to bring innovation to heritage project delivery in the Brecks, creating a legacy of communities, volunteers and stakeholders being more active, more connected to their heritage.

We will offer you:

* a competitive salary, and a supportive and flexible working environment

* the opportunity to make a tangible difference to the landscape, its heritage and communities 

* you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills and undertake appropriate training 

* you will gain valuable experience working with diverse partners and develop a wide network across the heritage sector in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Travelling requirements for your role

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you may need to operate across a wide and rural area, so it would be beneficial for you to either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

To find out more:

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Nick Dickson on 01473 264628.

How to apply:

To apply and for further details, please visit here.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 25 May 2022.

Due to the continued situation relating to COVID-19 and reduced occupancy in our buildings, we are starting to explore and trial new hybrid and remote working practices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.

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