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Project Management Apprentice - Townscape Heritage (35082)

Stockport Council
Fred Perry House c/o Stockport Hous, Edward Street, Stockport, SK1 3XE
£18,562.00 - £18,933.00 annually
Closing date
26 Oct 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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This is a fixed term 20-month placement funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. You will be based within the wider Development and Regeneration Team but there will be opportunities to work with local heritage groups and other delivery partners.
  • Assist with budget management and associated grant processes
  • Learn to develop and maintain working relationships with stakeholders
  • Manage the project social media accounts
  • Optimise technology and digital processes, such as supporting website development
  • Assist with presenting data and in different formats to a variety of audiences
  • Support heritage themed events and activities
  • Assist with undertaking surveys of businesses, residents and visitors and other relevant indicators to be used in an on-going evaluation
  • Assist with developing and / or improve a business process
  • Assist with the grant making process
  • Assist with the claim process and progress report submission
  • Assist with establishing and updating risk registers
  • Assist in procuring products and services
  • To participate in required training programmes
  • To keep a detailed learning log or portfolio of your experience and training
  • To assist in evaluating your apprenticeship
  • To work positively and inclusively with colleagues and customers so that the Council provides a workplace to deliver a service that does not discriminate against people on the grounds of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion, belief, sex, or sexual orientation
  • To fulfil personal requirements, where appropriate, with regards to Council policies and procedures, standards of attendance, health, safety and welfare, customer care, emergency, evacuation, security and promotion of the Council's priorities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Interest in and understanding of the historic built environment
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate to a wide range of people and groups
  • Ability to interpret plans, maps etc
  • Can demonstrate effective organisational skills
  • Basic awareness of project management techniques
  • Basic research and analysis skills, with an ability to interpret complex material
  • Good IT skills including experience with Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Good social media skills
  • Willingness to participate in training programmes to support personal and professional development
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated attitude to work
  • To meet Stockport Council's standard of attendance
  • A willingness to be flexible in a changing environment
  • A willingness to work outdoors and go out on site
  • Understands and actively supports Stockport Council's Diversity & Equality Policy

Personal qualities

To work to the Council's values and behaviours by:
  • Keeping the people of Stockport at the heart of what we do
  • Succeeding as a team, collaborating with colleagues and partners
  • Driving things forward with ambition, creativity and confidence
  • Showing value and respect to our colleagues, partners and customers
  • Willing to work towards Project Management Qualification
  • Commitment to apprenticeship
  • Transparency
  • Professionalism
  • Punctual
  • Attentive
  • Pride in work

Desired qualifications

  • Must have a grade 4/5 (A*-C) in at least 5 GCSEs including English and maths

Future prospects

  • Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship

Things to consider

What you could go on to do:
  • Following a successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have the core skills needed to be able to secure a role within the general heritage sector and also Stockport Council should it become available. The knowledge of the organisation you would gain during your placement, in addition to the skills you will develop, will make you a strong candidate for future roles. The successful applicant will be able to access the Council's various 'work ready' training programmes

How you will be supported:
  • Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role. Stockport Council will also provide you with an apprenticeship mentor to support the 'on the job' element of your placement as well as a work supervisor

What will happen next:

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet all the basic entry requirements of the role, and can demonstrate an interest in heritage, will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team.

You will then have the opportunity to find out:
  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there:
  • If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take
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