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Senior Project Co-ordinator - York

The National Trust
York, North Yorkshire
26,169 pa
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Senior Project Co-ordinator - York



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Join the Skell Valley Project team as our Senior Project Co-ordinator. You’ll play a pivotal role in helping to deliver the ambitious Skell Valley Project, a landscape-scale project working to protect the landscape, help nature’s recovery, celebrate local heritage and involve people in looking after this special part of North Yorkshire. 
We’re looking to appoint an experienced Senior Project Co-ordinator with the skills to help support the delivery of the project by facilitating good project governance, working with colleagues and partners to track and record delivery of the project, co-ordinating grant claims to National Lottery Heritage Fund and helping to promote the work that the project is delivering. 
This is a full-time opportunity working to help us deliver the broad-ranging Skell Valley Project, based at Fountains Abbey in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project is working to protect the World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Gardens and to conserve and enhance the natural beauty and heritage of the wider Skell Valley. 
The role will report to the Skell Valley Project Manager and work closely with colleagues in the National Trust’s Project Team and Regional Consultancy, Nidderdale AONB and the wider Skell Partnership. 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week and can be worked flexibly, and with the opportunity for some home working which strikes the right balance for both you and the Trust. 
Salary: £26,169pa
Contract: Fixed term until August 2024
Interviews: 30th November
If you have any questions about this role please contact:

What it's like to work here

The Skell Valley Project’s aim is to make the Skell Valley a healthy landscape for nature and heritage, that is resilient to the effects of climate change and an enjoyable place for people to live, work and explore. The project is being delivered by a team of 4 staff: Project Manager, Area Ranger, Heritage Officer and Senior Project Co-ordinator, based in NT’s North Regional Consultancy but working out of the office base at Fountains Abbey. Co-led by National Trust and Nidderdale AONB, the project is supported by a partnership of organisations, businesses and private landowners. 
The Skell Valley Project is spending £2.5 million over 4 years to protect and enhance the 12 miles of the Skell Valley, from the moorland of Dallowgill where the Skell rises, through rolling farmland and forestry, the designed landscapes at Eavestone, Grantley and Fountains, down to the cathedral city of Ripon. 

What you'll be doing

The post holder will: 
  • Maintain the overall project programme, co-ordinate the Project Working Group and oversee recording and reporting of project outputs
  • Monitor project budget, purchasing and invoicing, keep good financial records and undertake monthly financial reconciliation
  • Co-ordinate and submit quarterly grant claims and progress reports to NLHF
  • Maintain project risk register and ensure compliance
  • Facilitate good project governance by:
  1. Organising and administering meetings of Project Board and Skell Partnership
  2. Providing progress reports for Project Board
  3. Undertake highlight reporting in line with NT Project Management Framework
  • Lead Marcomms workstream, working with colleagues in National Trust and Nidderdale AONB to ensure delivery of the Comms Plan
  • Support Project Team, partners and other stakeholders with technical queries and general enquiries.

Who we're looking for

• Practical experience of providing project management support and advice• Experience of collating, maintaining, analysing and preparing data to provide reports to stakeholders• Previous experience supporting and/or coordinating projects• Knowledge of budgets, finance, and co-ordination of projects• Experience of record keeping and keeping an audit trail• Strong communication skills, IT skills and people skills.

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Independent financial advice

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.


The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

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