Parks Project Management Higher Apprentice - (S2128)

Rochdale Council
Green Lane, Heywood, OL10 2DY
£12,000.00 annually
24 May 2021
17 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Duties to include:
  • To assist with the development and delivery of specific parks and open spaces improvement projects under the direction and with support of the Parks and Open Spaces Development Manager
  • To improve the quality of the environment in Rochdale
  • To assist with identifying and securing external and internal funding streams through grant applications
  • To assist with developing partnerships with public, private and third sector bodies
  • To assist with identifying and implementing measures to widen participation and maximise inclusion of the public across a range of service areas
  • To work closely with existing service areas, community groups, volunteer organisations and other agencies to provide a service complimentary to existing provision
  • To undertake training as required in order to achieve the Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management
  • To assist the Parks and Open Spaces Development Manager in developing anddelivering large scale park improvement projects at Denehurst Park and Falinge Park

To assist in developing and delivering a range of smaller park and general service improvement projects, including the following areas:
  • Data gathering for, and writing park management plans
  • Individual projects within a park
  • Allotments
  • Supporting Friends groups in writing funding bids to grant bodies
  • Bowlee Plant Nursery
  • To attend Friends / Community group internal and public meetings relevant to the post, including giving talks on a range of matters
  • To develop links to additional organisations / people: third sector, businesses, residents etc., to help delivery of park and general service projects

Secondary duties:
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time-to-time by the Service Head (or nominated representative), in consultation with the post holder (and if he/she so wishes, with his/her trade union representative)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences
  • Experience of using computers to be able to produce letters and other documents to a high standard plus use of e-mail and spreadsheets

Personal qualities

  • Prioritising workload / working to timescales
  • A high level of written word ability to enable the writing of grant or similar application forms (can't have desirable criteria)
  • Working as part of a team
  • Working under your own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • Evidence of A-Levels (or equivalent)Level 3 qualifications
  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above(or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects

Full support to move into more senior positions once trained for the right candidate.

Things to consider

The post is for 24 months, £12,000 per annum for 12 months, rising to Rochdale real living wage, £16,881.30 for the contract remainder.

Interview date - 8th July 2021 (Alternative dates are unavailable; if candidates are not available on this date then they need not apply).

Start date - Monday 13th September 2021.

The Authority operates a Smoke Free Policy for all its employees and applies to any building and associated grounds within in the immediate vicinity of the building, which is wholly owned, leased, or operated and occupied by Rochdale Borough Council.

Should you apply for 2 vacancies (maximum) we strongly encourage you to attend both interviews and declare this clearly. It will not count against you and all teams/panels will be aware.

Salary - £9000 per annum training allowance for the first 12 months and then national minimum wage for the remaining 6 months.

There may be some evening or early morning work to support members of the team.

RBC plan to start apprentices successful to this post in their September cohort intake and a supportive induction week will commence on your start date. Please note current covid-19 circumstances ensure processes are under constant review so health and safety and welfare all of is considered. This could result in alterations to dates or working environments.

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