Project Co-ordinator – Training and Partnerships (Allerton Project)

  • Flexible working and hours, subject to agreement, £23k FTE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly organised, enthusiastic team player to join the Training and Partnerships team at the GWCT’s Allerton Project in Loddington, Leicestershire.

A project manager at heart with an understanding of marketing and communications will be essential. In addition, an understanding of agricultural and rural land management issues is desirable.

You will be part of a team at the forefront of developing solutions to societal demands for high-quality, plentiful food produced more sustainably, whilst restoring and enhancing biodiversity and combatting climate change.

Key Role A

  • Working with the Head of Training and Partnership in organising and co-ordinating of diaries and meeting appointments.
  • Responsible for the co-ordination of diaries and meetings on behalf of the wider team.
  • Responsible for the bookings, administration and enquiries relating to all training activities at the Project.
  • Assist in the development of systems and processes within the training and partnership team.
  • Under direction of the team, conduct and undertake marketing and communications outputs in line with an overall marketing and business development strategy.
  • Conducting tours/delivering presentations of the Project where appropriate.

Key Role B

  • Manage and oversee the correct use of all filing and online systems, image libraries and data.
  • Preparing presentations, assisting with podcasts and press releases.
  • Assisting with data management from trials work.
  • Assist with Land App mapping, carbon and biodiversity calculators.
  • Help to organise and hold events at the Allerton Project visitor centre, including the day to day running of the centre to ensure a professional feel at all times.
  • Collating feedback from course attendees and visitors.

Key Role C

Essential

  • Understanding of marketing and communications.
  • Competent in a variety of programs including Microsoft Office or equivalent.
  • Experience of thorough project management as a starter finisher.
  • Highly organised, enthusiastic team player.

Desirable

  • Ability to work within Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Understanding of websites, online editing and CMS systems such as WordPress.
  • Able to work on social media platforms and newsletter platforms such as Mailchimp.

Background

The Allerton Project is a nationally important research and demonstration farm that researches the effects of different farming methods on wildlife and the environment, sharing results of our research through advisory and educational activities. Much of this is undertaken on our 320-hectare demonstration farm based at Loddington on the Leicestershire/Rutland border, with outreach activities also carried out on-line and elsewhere. 

We identify management that delivers multiple benefits for our rural landscape. Our work covers natural capital accounting, environmental land management and regenerative farming systems. From soil and water to woodland and farmland habitats that increase biodiversity, our aim is to develop farming and land management systems that are resilient to economic and environmental shocks. Arable cropping and livestock enterprises sit alongside woodland, wetland and other environmental habitats. Our own research team collaborates with other research organisations and co-supervises numerous PhD and MSc projects. 

Visitors to the project include businesses, policy makers, non-government organisations, regulators, farmers, advisors, students and schools. We have several initiatives that involve the local community to help improve a shared understanding of agricultural and environmental issues. The Allerton Project is an award winning, pioneering blueprint for future rural landscapes. It is noted for developing scientifically validated solutions to a range of agricultural and land management conflicts, including wildlife, game management, soil health and water quality. 

We work with a range of partners, including universities, industry bodies, government agencies and those from the agri-supply chain. 

The Allerton Project has a well-established environmentally sustainable training and visitor facility attracting over 3,000 delegates and visitors a year. The project delivers comprehensive training programme such as the BASIS BETA Certificate in Conservation Management as well as numerous bespoke packages.

How to apply

To express an interest, contact us via our website or email jstanley@gwct.org.uk with a covering letter and CV.

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