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Logo: Scottish Wildlife TrustCreating Natural Connections Project

Project Manager

Salary: £28k - £30k per annum, depending on experience

 

Since 2011, the Cumbernauld Living Landscape partnership has been enhancing, restoring and reconnecting green areas of the town to improve the environment for both people and wildlife. This award winning partnership is now entering a new phase and needs an experienced highly skilled project manager to lead the delivery of the Heritage Lottery funded Creating Natural Connections project.

 

Over the next four years our vision is to put nature and people at the heart of Cumbernauld’s future. Famous for its 1950’s New Town design, Cumbernauld is now home to 52,000 people and a surprising diversity of wildlife. Natural heritage is one of the town’s greatest assets, with woodland, parks and open spaces covering 50% of its area. However, today this natural network is under threat, fragmented and under-appreciated.

 

Working with young people and the local community the project will connect people to the nature on their doorsteps. Biodiversity and access improvements will form the foundation for volunteering and skills development that will unlock community capacity. These activities will inspire more people to care about local heritage and use nature to improve their wellbeing. The relationships developed will create a more sustainable legacy for the town’s greenspaces and the many benefits they bring.

 

An experienced project manager is required to lead the delivery of the multi partner programme, working closely with project staff, community organisations and partners to deliver and ambitious programme of integrated capital projects and activities. The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall scheme delivery ensuring there is robust financial management and that outcomes are monitored and evidenced.  They will provide leadership for the project partners and staff to ensure that Creating Natural Connections secures a sustainable legacy. The post holder will report to the partnership board comprising of The Scottish Wildlife Trust, North Lanarkshire Council, The Conservation Volunteers and Sanctuary Scotland and the James Hutton Institute.

 

The Creating Natural Connections project has been made possible thanks to financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and project partners.

  

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Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 5 February 2019

 

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