Link Together Project Manager

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Houghton-Le-Spring, United Kingdom

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16 days ago

Closing date: Friday 30 September 2022
Salary: £34,000 p.a.
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Rainton Meadows,

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU
We are looking for an ambitious person, who can work at a grassroots level, to take our Link Together project from conception to completion, and in the process help create a thriving natural world that offers health and well-being benefits for communities across the Coalfield area of Sunderland.

Contact details

Mark Dinning: 0191 584 3112 or

The Wildlife Trust vision is of a thriving natural world, with our wildlife and natural habitats playing a valued role in addressing the climate and ecological emergencies, and everyone inspired to get involved in nature’s recovery. As a grassroots movement, we are firmly rooted in our local communities. Link Together aims to bring those elements together, working at a grassroots level to create a thriving natural world that creates health and well-being benefits for communities across the Coalfield area of Sunderland.

The Link Together Project Manager will lead the 12-month development phase of this ambitious project and ensure that a successful second stage bid is submitted to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This will release a significant package of funding to support a two year delivery phase. The Project Manager will then be responsible for leading on this two year delivery phase with a team of staff and volunteers.

The role is a great opportunity to take a project from conception to completion, and to work within a partnership that has a proven commitment to community delivery. Link Together is a joint project between Sunderland City Council and Durham Wildlife Trust and will deliver nature restoration and access improvements across Council-owned sites and local streams. Outputs will additionally include a host of health and wellbeing initiatives and outcomes focused on local communities. Partners include, community groups, Sunderland GP Alliance and Wear River Trust.

It will be a challenging but highly rewarding role that will allow the successful candidate to achieve something truly significant for people and wildlife across the Coalfield Area.


Based at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Head Office: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU.