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Logo: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough CouncilCommunity Sector Specialist Officer


We’re looking for a Community Sector Specialist Officer to join us at Worsbrough Mill on a part time basis working 15 hours per week. In this role you will be deliver a biodiversity project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The role is offered on a fixed term contract until March 2021 and in return you will receive a highly competitive salary of £27,905 - £30,507 per annum.


About the Community Sector Specialist Officer position:


Worsbrough Mill has secured almost £100k worth of funding to support walking and wildlife in the stunning Country Park and local nature reserve. Visitors can expect to see new signposts and interpretation boards along existing walking routes that will provide further information about the vast array of wildlife that inhabits the Country Park; they will also be able to enjoy three new accessible walking routes that will offer new ways of exploring the area.


Work will also be undertaken to restore Green Flag status to the site, re-establish four important habitats in the Country Park, which will support seven priority species - as well as developing many long term volunteering opportunities. The project is just one of many exciting plans for the historic and well-loved site, all of which will hugely improve the visitor experience.


In return as our Community Sector Specialist Officer you will receive:


  • Flexible working scheme and holiday package
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Technology purchase schemes
  • Reduced gym membership and many more


What we’re looking for in our ideal Community Sector Specialist Officer:


  • Experience of working with communities in the fields of sector specialism
  • Experience of the successful development and delivery of a varied programme of engagement activity
  • Experience of working to a budget
  • Experience of working on externally funded projects
  • Ability to be a strong advocate for the project, the service and the council
  • Ability to organise own workload and achieve clear performance targets
  • Good IT skills, the ability to use Microsoft Word, databases and the internet
  • Willing to work flexibly in accordance with policies and procedures to meet the operational needs of the Council
  • Willing to undertake training and continuous professional development in connection with the post


Logo: Heritage FundClosing date: Friday 8th November 2019 @ 23:59


So if you feel you have the skills and experience for our Community Sector Specialist Officer position then please submit an application form today through our website. Please click ‘Apply’ to receive information on how to complete your application.   



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