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Leicester City Council

Project Manager - Saving Saffron Brook

Job reference: REQ0271
Application closing date: 10/12/2021
Location: City Hall
Salary: £35,745 to £38,890
Package: Total benefit value (includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement): £53,030.00
Job category/type: Project Management

Job description

Full Time / 37 hours per week / Fixed term contract until March 31st 2023.

The Saving the Saffron Brook – River Restoration Scheme is a new environmental enhancement partnership project between Leicester City Council and the Trent Rivers Trust. Supported by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, it will help to restore the heavily modified river ecosystems along the brook, reconnect them to the floodplain through re-naturalisation enhancements, and bring local communities closer to nature.

Saving the Saffron Brook aims to create a functioning Nature Recovery Network within the heart of one of the most hard-hit urban populations from Covid19, create meaningful wide-ranging education and volunteering opportunities, greatly improving the lives of disadvantaged local communities by actively connecting them with nature.

What you’ll be doing

We are looking to recruit across several council divisions to be part of a new team delivering this new and exciting environmental and community engagement scheme. The purpose of this role will be to project manage the scheme and lead an interdisciplinary team of Assistant Project Officers in the successful delivery of the project outcomes.

What You’ll Need

You will be passionate about bringing local communities closer to nature within the urban environment. We are looking for people who recognise the value of working across council service areas and in partnership with external organisations to achieve shared aims. You will be able to learn as you go and work in new ways in order to achieve project outcomes aimed at transforming the Saffron Catchment. We are looking for people with strong communication skills and the ability to make things happen on the ground in collaboration with other teams/departments within the council and local communities.

What we can offer you

As a team with an established reputation for staff development and in an environment with a varied workload and a chance to gain experience you will have opportunity for self-development. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and flexible working. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate. For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at our benefits calculator.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Ben Devine (Senior Nature Conservation Officer) on @; Ben.Devine@leicester.gov.uk or call t; (0116) 454 1107

If shortlisted, interviews will take place on 20th, 21st December.

For further information and to apply, please click here  

Closing Date: 10/12/2021  Location: City Hall, Leicester

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