Jobs

Listed below are our current vacancies and training opportunities…

Volunteering at Liverpool Festival Gardens

If you are based in the Liverpool area you might be interested in volunteering opportunities at Liverpool Festival Gardens.

The Festival Gardens team welcome enthusiastic, committed volunteers who want to make a real and lasting difference to Festival Gardens. Because volunteers are so important to the success of the gardens, we decided to give them a name to be proud of – the Festival Gardeners.

For more details, role descriptions and how to apply click here.

Volunteering at Northumberlandia

We are actively seeking volunteers to help look after Northumberlandia.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Northumberland Wildlife Trust website, where we are advertising posts for Site Welcomers and Reserves Wardens at Northumberlandia.

To apply, use the enquiry form and the Volunteer Co-ordinator will be in touch.

Green Angels – Warrington

Green Angels is an exciting training opportunity with an environmental focus, giving people the chance to learn new skills, change their future prospects and make a difference in their community.

Our FREE courses cover subjects such as countryside management, landscaping, environmental education, horticulture and more. Training programmes usually last around six weeks, with regular sessions that combine learning with hands-on experience.

New courses are starting soon in the Warrington area. 

To apply, complete the application form and email it to carolynhassall@thelandtrust.org.uk

For further details, contact Carolyn Hassall, Green Angels Project Manager on 01925 852005 or 07795 256145

Find out more about the Green Angels training programme.

 

Fundraising Grants Coordinator

Job Title: Fundraising Grants Co-ordinator

Reports To: Fundraising Manager

Salary: £25,000 pa, pro-rated for part time hours + pension

Terms: Permanent, 18 hours p/w

Location: Birchwood, Warrington

ABOUT THE LAND TRUST

The Land Trust is a Registered Charity based in Warrington and operating nationally.  We are leading the way in establishing new, sustainable solutions for the management of open space, on behalf of, and in partnership with, local communities.  We are responsible for the management of around 60 sites (2200 hectares of land) across the UK, including urban parks, designated nature reserves and listed buildings.  We work with local partners, such as Groundwork, Wildlife Trusts and The Conservation Volunteers, to manage sites on the ground and engage communities.

We help a wide range of public and private landowners: including large sale landowners, housing developers, landfill operators, local authorities and mining companies, who, for a variety of reasons, want to pass on responsibility (or liability) for the management of sites, public open space or new green infrastructure to find bespoke long-term funding and, management solutions for land.  These can include service charges, section 106 or endowment, or a hybrid of funding sources.  Our current endowment portfolio of over £100m provides the financial resources to ensure that our endowed sites are managed to a good standard and contribute to the wellbeing of the communities by which they are surrounded.

Our primary aim is the delivery of our five charitable objectives : environment and biodiversity; community cohesion and volunteering; health and wellbeing; education and training; and economic benefits.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Fundraising Grants Coordinator will provide grant project management and administrative support to the Land Trust’s Fundraising Team. The role plays a vital part in the preparation, monitoring and reporting of grant-funded projects across the Land Trust’s portfolio of sites.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Support the Fundraising team in gathering and collating information for the development, delivery, monitoring and reporting of grant-funded projects
  • Obtain and coordinate work schedules, quotes and prices for identified projects
  • Work closely with the Finance Team, Estates Team, Managing Partners and external organisations to help coordinate, manage, process, monitor and report on project budgets, invoices and purchase orders
  • Assist with compiling supporting materials for grant applications
  • Work with the Communications Team to oversee the delivery of PR requirements
  • Devise and operate efficient file retrieval systems relating to Fundraising projects, ensuring compliance with The Trust’s Document Retention Policy
  • Oversee and update the Fundraising Database and Contact Management systems
  • Carry out research relating to potential new funding opportunities using on-line sources
  • Provide general administrative support to the Fundraising Team

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The jobholder should possess excellent organisational skills, project management and budget management experience.  Good interpersonal skills and the ability to use initiative and work independently are essential.  There will also be a need to manage competing demands whilst maintaining a calm demeanour and producing work of a consistently high standard.  The jobholder is required to have previous experience in a similar position for at least three years.

  • Well organised and detail-oriented
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Thorough
  • Self starting
  • Confidence in dealing with external organisations
  • Confident and proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Good interpersonal skills and team-working
  • Pleasant and professional manner
  • Flexible
  • Ability to work on own initiative to manage competing priorities
  • IT literate in using MS Office packages, particularly Word and Excel

SALARY

  • £25,000  (Depending on Experience)
  • Business travel costs will be reimbursed
  • 25 days holiday per year pro-rated for part time hours, plus bank holidays. Rising to 30 days with 5 years’ service
  • A defined contributions pension plan, with Land Trust matching employee contributions up to 6%

APPLICATIONS

Please e-mail a CV and covering letter to recruitment@thelandtrust.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Sunday 26th March

Interviews will take place in Birchwood, Warrington on Wednesday 5th April

Estates Officer East

Job Title: Estates Officer North

Reports To: Estates Manager Midlands

Salary: £25,000

Terms: Permanent, 36 hours p/w

Location: Land Trust Chelmsford office

ABOUT THE LAND TRUST

The Land Trust is a Registered Charity based in Warrington and operating nationally.  We are leading the way in establishing new, sustainable solutions for the management of open space, on behalf of, and in partnership with, local communities.  We are responsible for the management of around 60 sites (2200 hectares of land) across the UK, including urban parks, designated nature reserves and listed buildings.  We work with local partners, such as Groundwork, Wildlife Trusts and The Conservation Volunteers, to manage sites on the ground and engage communities.

We help a wide range of public and private landowners: including large sale landowners, housing developers, landfill operators, local authorities and mining companies, who, for a variety of reasons, want to pass on responsibility (or liability) for the management of sites, public open space or new green infrastructure to find bespoke long-term funding and, management solutions for land.  These can include service charges, section 106 or endowment, or a hybrid of funding sources.  Our current endowment portfolio of over £100m provides the financial resources to ensure that our endowed sites are managed to a good standard and contribute to the wellbeing of the communities by which they are surrounded.

Our primary aim is the delivery of our five charitable objectives : environment and biodiversity; community cohesion and volunteering; health and wellbeing; education and training; and economic benefits.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Estate Officer East will work closely with the Estates Managers to manage our existing and emerging sites.  This exciting new post will involve close working with Land Trust colleagues, managing agents, partners and external stakeholders across the East of the country.  Focused primarily on large residential developments, surrounding Public Open Space and country parks, these offer exciting opportunities to shape communities and open space while providing customer service for the service charge payers and helping to integrate them into the existing communities.

The post holder will work closely with the Estate Manager East and Estate Manager South to manage an existing portfolio of diverse sites across the region.  The role also involves assisting with bringing into management an increasing number of new sites, including many based on a service charge income in addition to managing an existing portfolio of sites.

The post holder will be line managed by the Estate Manager East but will work with both the Estate Manager East and the Estate Manager South. It is envisaged that they will initially spend 3-4 days a week working on projects in the East and 1-2 days per week for projects/sites managed by the Estate Manager South, although this will be subject to the demands of the sites moving forwards

The post holder will assist in ensuring that Trust sites are managed to a high standard and maximising the Charitable Impacts for local communities by working with various local, regional and national and multi-sector partners. We measure Charitable Impact in the following key areas – Health, Education, Environment, Social Cohesion and Economic activity.

Key responsibilities are to ensure that the partners who are responsible for our sites on a day to day basis are delivering as efficiently as possible. The post holder will also work with the Fundraising Team and partners to ensure projects which are grant funded are delivered. Commercial revenue generating opportunities should be identified and delivered wherever appropriate. Close working with the Communications team will be essential in ensuring the sites are promoted and marketed effectively.

The post holder will also help to champion the impact well maintained open spaces have in the creation and development of sustainable communities and more generally will assist in promoting the Trust.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Management of Existing Trust Sites
  • Act as a point of contact for business partners and Service Charge customers on residential sites, raising matters with the Estate Managers as required and maintaining a high standard of site management and customer relationships on Service Charge sites.
  • Act as a point of contact for managing partners/agents, discussing and putting into practice actions as required with the Estates Managers.
  • Help to coordinate the monitoring and management of partner/agent performance including charitable impact, site management, nature conservation, community engagement and Health and Safety. This will be done through regular inspections, review meetings and reports.
  • Ensure managing agents maintain sites to agreed service levels and within budgets
  • Support the Estates Managers in the process of negotiating and agreeing annual budgets with managing agents, and in monitoring expenditure during the course of the year, including the processing of quarterly reports, claims and invoices.
  • Working with the Fundraising team and Estate Managers, ensure that external grant funding opportunities are identified, applied for as appropriate, and secured to maximise the benefits and add value to our sites.
  • Working with the Communications team and Estate Mangers, ensure that sites and their activities are effectively and appropriately promoted, liaising with managing agents to maximise opportunities, including the development of communication plans for sites.
  • Assist in the promotion, negotiation and documentation of appropriate commercial activities on our sites.
  • Work with Estate Managers, managing partners/agents to ensure all planning, environmental and other statutory or other land ownership / lease conditions are complied with and respond to issues as they arise on sites including unauthorised use, unforeseen events, accidents and complaints.
  • Assist in the management of consultants and contractors to complement and support the work of managing partners/agents.
  • Assist in the development of site development plans, management plans and management agreements, and assist in the appointment and reappointment of managing partners/agents at the required intervals.
  • Maintain the necessary administrative systems to ensure effective site management and monitoring
    The development and acquisition of new Trust sites
  • Review and contribute to site design proposals including acting as liaison with site infrastructure developments in advance of receiving management responsibilities.
  • Provide advice and guidance on the selection and appointment of managing partners/agents and contractors, including the review and approval of management agreements.
  • Review and comment on management plans.
  • Support the Executive Team in Promoting the Trust
  • Champion the role that well maintained open spaces have in the creation and development of sustainable communities around the sites we manage.
  • Ensure that Trust policies are promoted and implemented as part of site management including Stakeholder and Community Engagement Strategies.
  • Identify and recommend new project, partnership and networking opportunities
  • Represent the Trust at a local or regional level
  • Deputise for the Estates Managers when necessary.
  • Ensure all relevant Trust policies and procedures are adhered to e.g. Health and Safety

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential skills:

  • Relevant professional qualification (or proceeding to securing such)
  • Managing externally sourced grant funding
  • Promoting commercial opportunities
  • Negotiating and documenting land transactions
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring management agreements, landscape management plans and management contracts
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to develop and manage relationships with partner organisations and contractors engaging with local people in resolving issues and site management
  • IT literate with proven skills in using MS Office packages
  • Ability and confidence to work on own initiative, as well as part of a team, and to resolve problems as they arise, remaining calm under pressure
  • High level of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Confidence to manage competing priorities from a large number of sites under own initiative
  • Ability to balance a long-term vision with attention to detail to ensure that the vision can be successfully realised

Essential experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing parks, woodlands, nature reserves and other open spaces for public benefit
  • Experience in dealing with the public in a customer facing role (not necessarily in a landscape management role)
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring management agreements, landscape management plans and management contracts
  • Experience of working with a range of partners in the management of sites including public, private and voluntary sector organisations
  • Experience of setting up and running landscape management contracts

Desirable experience:

  • Experience in the design and development of new areas of open space
  • Experience in the management of sites funded through service charges

 

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The post will be based at Chelmsford,  with frequent travel to the Land Trust Birchwood office and other sites as required
  • This position requires the post holder to act flexibly and undertake other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post as discussed with the Estates Managers
  • Working outside
  • Some evening , weekend and bank holiday working
  • Occasional visits to other Land Trust sites and offices
  • The post holder will be required to travel by car and public transport as necessary to fulfil their role effectively. Note some sites are remote and not accessible by public transport.
  • The post holder will need to have a current valid driving licence
  • Business travel costs will be reimbursed
  • The role may require a DBS check

SALARY

  • £25,000  (Depending on Experience)
  • Business travel costs will be reimbursed
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays. Rising to 30 days with 5 years’ service
  • A defined contributions pension plan, with Land Trust matching employee contributions up to 6%

APPLICATIONS

Please e-mail a CV and covering letter to recruitment@thelandtrust.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Sunday 2nd April 2017

Interviews will take place in Birchwood, Warrington on Tuesday 18th April 2017

IT Support Officer (Fixed term)

Job Title: IT Support Officer

Reports To: IT Manager

Terms: Temporary (6 months), 36 hours p/w, part time considered

Location: Birchwood

ABOUT THE LAND TRUST

The Land Trust is a Registered Charity based in Warrington and operating nationally. We are leading the way in establishing new, sustainable methodologies for the management of open space, on behalf of, and in partnership with, local communities. We are currently responsible for the management of over 50 sites across the UK, including urban parks, designated nature reserves and listed buildings. We work with local partners, such as Groundwork, Wildlife Trusts and The Conservation Volunteers, to manage sites on the ground and engage communities. Our primary aim is the delivery of our five charitable objectives: environment; community cohesion; health; education; and economic benefits.

The Land Trust is seeking to appoint a temporary IT Support Officer to help with all aspects of IT including systems management and providing support via the phone, email and in person to around 40 users including remote workers.

Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the IT Manager on day-to-day IT support related tasks, you’ll also liaise with the IT Manager regarding all aspects of the day-to-day running of the department.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hardware and software support for 40 staff via telephone, email and remote access.
  • Liaising with the external IT Support provider for any server related issues.
  • Building Windows 7/8 Desktops/Laptops and Tablets to agreed specification.
  • Liaise with third party companies regarding hardware faults, return hardware when necessary and evaluate that the faults are fixed.
  • Setting up and support of Android/Windows phones and Tablets (Windows 8.1).
  • Creating and maintaining User Accounts via Small Business Server 2011 and Active Directory.
  • Creating and maintaining email address and distribution groups via Small Business Server 2011 and Exchange 2007.
  • Inducting new starters in the use of the IT Systems.
  • Provide user level training on applications, for example Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
  • Assist with network and security management.
  • Assist with systems development including Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
  • Manage and maintain the property management and finance system (Qube) and liaise with external software support provider.
  • Maintain inventory of hardware and software including licensing.
  • Maintenance and ongoing development of the Land Trust’s websites.
  • Redevelopment and maintenance of the Land Trust’s intranet (sharepoint).
  • Liaising with Communications and Marketing and Portfolio Management teams to manage and maintain the Land Trust websites and systems.
  • Maintaining the telephone system.
  • Escalating any problems to the IT Manager as appropriate.
  • Providing cover for the IT Manager for sickness and annual leave.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office 2010, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and mobile in a domain environment.
  • Experience with Active Directory and Windows Server 2008.
  • Experience  and/or  knowledge  of  various  networking  systems concepts  including email,  firewall,  client servers,  network security,  network  protocols,  etc.
  • Previous experience with computer maintenance.
  • Must show aptitude and desire to learn new skills.
  • Good troubleshooting skills using logic and common sense.
  • Ability and confidence to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Recent relevant experience in a similar technical role and/or IT related qualification.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products including Exchange, SQL 2012 Server, Dynamics CRM 2011/2013.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Sharepoint.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of domain management and DNS configuration.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS and WordPress.

SALARY

  • Circa £18,000 per annum
  • 25 days holiday per year pro rata, plus bank holidays.
  • A defined contributions pension plan, with Land Trust matching employee contributions up to 6%

APPLICATIONS

Please e-mail a CV and covering letter to recruitment@thelandtrust.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Sunday 9th April 2017

Interviews will take place in Birchwood, Warrington the week commencing on 24th April 2017



Land, in particular public open space and wildlife, has always been my passion and here at the Land Trust I get to make a difference. I enjoy covering a large area of England and Wales and seeing a wide variety of sites. No site is the same, so it makes my job interesting.

Alison Whitehead, Development Manager

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