Job opportunities at Northern Roots

Northern Roots Kickstart role – Landscape Management Assistant


Calling all 16-24 year olds! Fancy a paid role in landscape management? Want to acquire skills in environmental conservation, species identification and habitat creation? Hone your project management skills? Learn about community engagement and volunteering programmes?

The Landscape Management Assistant role at Northern Roots is an opportunity to learn the principles of conservation management, general project management skills and the importance of working with communities, on a paid placement in Environmental Conservation.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be 16-24 years old and claiming Universal Credit.  To find out more, get in touch with your Job Centre work coach with the reference code “OMBC015 – Landscape Management Assistant”.

Community Renewal Fund

In partnership with Positive Steps and The Skill Mill, Northern Roots have applied for some funding from the Community Renewal Fund.  If successful the funds would support six months of activities at Northern Roots including work experience, training and job placements for local young people, support to get some initial businesses operating at Northern Roots, and early development of some arts and culture activities. 

If the grant is approved, we will be looking to rapidly recruit a number of roles for the duration of the project.   While we wait to hear the outcome of the funding bid, we are therefore keen to hear from local residents who offer the following skills, and may be interested and available to get involved:

  • Landscape management, or practical horticulture or agriculture, coupled with experience of managing volunteers, or experience of working with vulnerable or NEET young people.
  • Community Arts Development, with experience in preparing arts and cultural strategies.

If you would like to be kept informed about this opportunity, and considered for any roles, please send your CV to indicating which area you are interested in.

If the funding bid is successful there will, additionally, be a range of opportunities for local young people, and those with businesses or relevant business ideas, to get involved.  We will share more information about these opportunities if the bid is approved.

Where is Northern Roots?

The Northern Roots site stretches from Alexandra Park in the north, past Park Bridge Heritage Centre, to Bankfield Clough in the south. It is bordered by Glodwick, Fitton Hill, Hathershaw and Alt.

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