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Community & Participation Consultant - NATIONAL TRUST

Date Posted: May 07, 2023
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We have a new and unique role as the Derwent Tyne Way Community & Participation Consultant.

In this role you'll play a key role in working with stakeholders including volunteers, partners, and people in the surrounding communities to develop & deliver the ambitious Derwent Tyne Way Vision. We want to transform Derwent Tyne Way into a connected, cherished, and accessible nature, culture and heritage rich place created for the benefit of local people and nature.

The role will be hosted by the National Trust but delivery will be through the Derwent Tyne Way Partnership which includes; Gateshead Council, the National Trust, and Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust. The roles are funded through the UK Government Levelling Up programme, specifically the Shared Prosperity Fund.

As part of this partnership we have another job opportunity for Volunteering and Community Manager, please see IRC137113. If you would like to be considered for both positions then please do apply for both.

Salary: £36,773pa

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week. The role will be hosted by the National Trust

Contract: Fixed term for 2 years from start of appointment (until July 2025)

Provisional interviews: 23rd May, we can offer remote interviews to those who live outside of the area but would like to apply.

If you have any questions about this role please contact:

This role is required to work with vulnerable groups including children and any offer of employment or volunteering is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

What it's like to work here

We work with passionate people in inspiring places and have the opportunity to make a difference every day. We have big ambitions, value creativity and diversity and want to work together in new, dynamic, and innovative ways. We look after special places for ever, for everyone. We know the positive impact they have on people's lives because places matter, to strong and resilient communities and nature.

What you'll be doing

You'll be responsible for developing an understanding the context through asset mapping and connecting with communities and organisational representatives to understand their concerns and priorities.

Working with all stakeholders to consult on and help shape proposals for the area. Working with the Volunteer & Community Manager, you'll create community partnerships which will ensure that our stakeholders and community are integral to shaping how the Gateshead Riverside area and beyond develops. You'll have a strong understanding of the scope for change and advise and challenge the Partnership board as required.

Please see the role profile and additional information by following the link provided.

Who we're looking for

Ideally you'll have:

  • demonstrable experience of developing and delivering community participation strategies within a time limited project context
  • confidence in working in an inclusive way with all stakeholders and diverse communities to understand and reflect community priorities and concerns within the project area
  • confidence to represent the Derwent Tyne Way project at local groups and championing the core partnership and the project to all stakeholders and the local community
  • excellent people and communication skills enabling strong relationships to be built and maintained
  • experience in developing systems for the collection and sharing of data and confident presenting this information in a variety of settings
  • experience of report writing to funders and other stakeholders
  • and be comfortable working as part of a team whilst being confident working independently when this is required.

You'll also have a full clean DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and a strong understanding of excellent safeguarding and health and safety practice when lone working and working with vulnerable children and adults, with experience of writing risk assessments.

The package

The National Trust has the motto 'For everyone, for ever' at its heart. We're working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It's important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we're for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Independent financial advice

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  • Apply Before:
    Jun 04, 2023

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