Project Co-ordinator in Wisbech

Location: Wisbech
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: National Trust
Job Hours: Full-time

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In 2022, Peckover House and Garden opened the first National Trust meeting space where people living with mild to moderate dementias their families, and carers, can come together and share experiences, gain new skills, and take a break from caring responsibilities. This new service, Damsons, currently offers twice-weekly sessions in the newly renovated Reed Barn and thanks to funding from AIM Connected Communities we now have the opportunity to grow this offer for local people and secure its future.

We are seeking a Project Co-ordinator to join our project team on a 12-month fixed term contract to provide administrative support to the project team and deliver some participant focussed sessions.

If you’re well organised with bags of initiative and good at developing relationships, then this could be the ideal role for you.

What it's like to work here

This vacancy is included in a trial of the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme (level 1).

You’ll be supporting the Project Manager who is developing sustainable partnerships for Damsons, and the Senior Partnership and Programming Officer who designs and delivers the programme for participants. You’ll work alongside a close team of operational staff and volunteers and connect with regional specialists as well as external partners. You’ll also be part of a national network of project professionals, benefiting from shared learning and development opportunities. The role will be based at Peckover House, with hybrid-working enabling you to balance your workdays between home and the property.

What you'll be doing

Within the Damsons team, it’s all about supporting people. You’ll organise and administer meetings and minutes for the Project Manager, keeping on top of all project activity. You’ll research and present information, offering an efficient and effective business support service.

Working within the appropriate project frameworks you’ll provide a clear audit trail for decisions and activities undertaken within the project, regularly reporting on progress against budgets, programme of work and funding. Supporting project communications, you’ll proactively keep stakeholders and project team members up to date, celebrating achievements and highlighting any risks or issues.

You’ll support the creative activity planning and preparation of resources for the sessions. You’ll lead sessions with volunteers that deliver positive and engaging activities for people with sensory needs using the collections and gardens at Peckover and provide a welcome and inclusive environment which encourages participant independence.

Specialised training in working with people living with dementias will be provided and it will be necessary to take part in an advance DBS check as part of this appointment.

Who we're looking for

With experience of working in a project or administrative environment, you’ll know how to support a team to deliver effectively. We’d love to hear from you if you have: 
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Great people skills that build good working relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good research and reporting skills
  • Knowledge of budgets, finance, and co-ordination of projects
  • The ability to work well both in a team and on your own initiative.
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Office)
  • 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
  • About National Trust

    We all have a place we love. A place that inspires us. A place with its own unique and particular atmosphere. We were created to help people make the most of these very special places - and the good things that come from them.

    We're independent of Government and receive no direct grant or subsidy for our core work. Instead, our future depends on the active support and generosity of 5.8 million members, 20 million visitors, 60,000 volunteers and over 11000 people who work with us (as well as thousands who help us seasonally), as well as benefactors, tenants and other partners.

    Today, we're Europe's largest conservation organisation, with huge - and incredibly varied - responsibilities. We protect and welcome everyone to explore and enjoy some 709 miles of coastline, 250,000 hectares of land of outstanding natural beauty, 104 nature reserves, 6 World Heritage Sites. We also look after spectacular houses and gardens and one of the world’s largest and most significant holdings of fine art and heritage objects.

    We want every one of our visitors to enjoy these amazing places and have an experience they'll never forget. We want them to try something they've never tried before, to gain a unique glimpse into the past and, ultimately, to love these special places as much as we do.

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