Future Parks is a unique and exciting collaboration between the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and the National Trust (NT). Our partnership will generate new ways to protect and enhance access to parks and urban green spaces. It is the first truly joint initiative between our organisations and combines the best of our skills, resources and leadership to deliver our shared cause.
To ensure this pioneering initiative achieves its objectives we need to find the people that share the vision and passion, but most importantly, have the appropriate skills and experience to support local authorities and their partners deliver transformational change across their parks and greenspace estate.
We’re working with eight places: Birmingham City Council, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole unitary authority, Bristol City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council (and the six associated local authorities), Camden and Islington London Boroughs, City of Edinburgh Council, Nottingham City Council and Plymouth City Council. In addition to Newcastle where they have established the Newcastle Parks and Allotments Trust, which was Newcastle City Council’s solution to safeguard the future of their green spaces, who form part of the Future Parks cohort.
We have a core team in place, the FPA Delivery Director, FPA Investment Manager, Advisory Services Manager, and three Account Managers. Our attention now turns to professionals for the disciplines most in demand from the places we’re supporting. We are now looking for additional people to join us as Volunteering & Participation Consultants. Closing date for applications is 13th August, and the vacancy is open to internal candidates only.
As a Volunteering & Participation Consultant we’ll rely on you to ensure there’s a clear strategy for V & P consultancy services and support the places that make up the FPA cohort to develop mutually beneficial relationships with local communities and volunteers. You will be responsible for supporting the places that make up the FPA cohort to develop mutually beneficial relationships with local communities and volunteers. You will ensure there is a clear strategy for participation, engagement and volunteering which in turn will enable the creation of high quality, exciting and meaningful opportunities for a diverse range of people to make a difference and influence what happens where they live. You will lead for innovation in V & P, ensuring the local authorities consider the needs of new as well as current supporters.
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