Rhondda Skyline – Project Manager
This is a key role in a high-profile project – supporting the community of Treherbert to take control of the landscape around their town.
The position is funded through the Foundational Economy Challenge Fund and you will be delivering:
- a wide public engagement to develop a statement of vision and values for the valley
- coordinating the development of the 10-year business plan
- overseeing the establishment of a new community organisation to manage the landscape for the long-term.
Ian Thomas, project Director, Welcome to our Woods.
Day to day the post holder will be part of the Rhondda Skyline management team (currently consisting of Ian Thomas, Chris Blake, Ceri Nicholas, Richard Edwards, Prof Calvin Jones).
This is a part-time role (estimated at 0.5 FTE) with a fixed term to 31st March 2021 and to start as soon as possible.
Salary will match the other senior members of the project team at £26,000 p.a. pro rata.
Place of work:
The place of work will be the Old Library, Bute Street, Treherbert, CF42 5NR. The post holder will be expected to be in Treherbert at least once or twice per week. Other work can be completed from home. Travelling expenses to and from the place of work cannot be claimed.
Details of role:
The post holder will work alongside and as a part of the project management team. They will take primary be responsibility for:
- Appointing and managing the community engagement facilitators to deliver the vison and values work and the consultation on the 10-year business plans.
- Overseeing the development of the 10-year business plans – appointing technical consultants – decision on the employment of consultants will be made by the management team.
- Appointing and guiding the work of the legal advisor on the establishment of the land trust and the negotiation of the draft lease with the WG.
- Maintaining working relationships with NRW, the local community and all other local individuals and bodies that are stakeholders in the delivery of the project.
- Planning and delivering a local communications strategy for the project.
- Delivery of the final report to the FECF.
- Experience of managing community regeneration and development projects.
- Proven organisational ability necessary to work with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Excellent communication skills across a range of different contexts from local residents to senior politicians and government officers.
- Ability to evaluate and present outline business information.
- Knowledge of the Welsh language.
- A commitment to a land reform and a low carbon sustainable future.
- Understanding of the history and recent context of the South Wales Valleys.
- Experience of arts-based facilitation work within communities.
- Experience of appropriate media for community communication.
Coordination with other officers delivering Rhondda Skyline:
The post-holder will be a member of the project management team. The executive members of that team and a summary of their roles is set out below:
Ian Thomas, Director, Welcome to Our Woods Ltd.
- Project reporting to the FECF within WG.
- Ensuring effective WtoW project administration
- Liaison with the WtoW Project Management Board who will be acting as the Steering committee for the project.
- Liaison with other key local stakeholders including RCT Local Authority, NRW.
Chris Blake, Project Director, Skyline
- Overseeing the Skyline process and the development of the toolkit for other communities.
- Liaison with Welsh Government.
- Project budget preparation and reporting.
- Develop the toolkit for other communities
- Appointing a project evaluation partner and working with them to ensure an appropriate evaluation of the work (this may be coordinated across other Skyline projects)
Applications by email – CV and one-page letter, to email@example.com
Closing date: Friday 21st February.