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Senior Project Co-ordinator

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of some of the National Trust’s most innovative urban places and projects, shaping our role in Birmingham and supporting the city’s heritage and greenspaces. If you’re curious about what’s happening in Birmingham, well organised with bags of initiative, and the ability to engage and involve people, then this could be the ideal role for you.

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About Senior Project Co-ordinator

What you'll be doing

Reporting to our Senior Project Manager for Birmingham, you'll be working alongside project and operational teams, National Trust and external consultants, partners and external groups to help take forward the Trust's strategy in Birmingham. Working at the heart of several projects, including the Roundhouse, you'll coordinate and support some of our multidisciplinary and multi-organisational teams with the running of project/s. You'll organise and administer meetings and minutes, keep on top of all project activity, and research and present information, offering an efficient and effective business support service. Working within the appropriate business/project frameworks you'll provide a clear audit trail for decisions and activities undertaken within the project, regularly reporting on the progress of the project against budgets, programme of work and funding. Supporting project communications, you'll be a key part of the relationships with stakeholders and other members of the project teams, keeping everyone up to date and highlighting any risks or issues. By being proactive in gathering information, you will ensure coherent communications are shared so everyone understands the progress of the project.

You'll take responsibility for ensuring your actions and those of the wider team are safe and compliant with current legislation, and also maintain systems and records to ensure that the project planning, reporting and control are in accordance with the National Trust Project Management Framework.

Who we're looking for

With experience of working on busy projects (or similar environment) you'll know how to support a project and stakeholder team to deliver effectively. Prior experience in the heritage or museums sector is not essential – but we'd love you to have an interest in Birmingham's heritage and green spaces. You'll need to have:

  • Great people skills that cultivate good working relationships and help to rally people around a vision
  • Good research and reporting skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills and be proactive in getting stuff done
  • Knowledge of budgets, finance and co-ordination of projects
  • Good influencing and presentation skills

Benefits for working at the National Trust:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • Free 24-hour support service
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Training & Development tailored to you
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.

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