Roots of Opportunity – Northern Roots is recruiting!

Roots of Opportunity is a brand-new project for Oldham. Funded by the Community Renewal Fund and delivered in partnership by Northern Roots, Positive Steps and the Skills Mill, Roots of Opportunity will create jobs and training opportunities for local people.

The project will support Oldham’s young people, by connecting them to career opportunities in the Green Economy and offering work experience, training and job placements.

The project will also support a number of businesses to begin operating at Northern Roots, as well as the early development of arts and culture activities on the 160-acre Northern Roots site.

If you’re interested in applying for any of the roles below, we’d love to hear from you.

Youth Placements Ranger

To support and develop educational and learning opportunities for young people across the Northern Roots site, whilst contributing to the conservation, restoration and enhancement of this urban green corridor. This will be achieved through the delivery of short work experience placements for young people. We are seeking candidates with youth work or volunteer management experience alongside practical land management experience and conservation knowledge.

Salary:  £24,982 to £27,741 pro-rata, dependent on experience.

Contract: Fixed term, December 2021 to June 2022, 36 hours per week.

To apply

To apply for the Youth Placements Ranger role, please send your CV along with a covering letter (up to two sides of A4) outlining your suitability for the role based on the Job Description and Person Specification, and a completed Applicant Information Sheet and Equal Opportunities Form, by midnight on Tuesday 30th November 2021.

Short interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 6th December.

Project Ranger

To make a difference to the lives of eight young people who have experience of the social care and criminal justice system as they undertake paid employment in the environmental sector, whilst making a significant contribution to the conservation, restoration and enhancement of Northern Roots site. The successful candidate will plan and direct the work programme and support the training and development of these young people. We are looking for an individual with practical land management experience and conservation knowledge, alongside experience of working with young people from challenging backgrounds.

Salary:  £27,741 to £29, 577 pro rata, dependent on experience.

Contract:  Fixed term, December 2021 to June 2022, 36 hours per week.

To apply

To apply for the Project Ranger role, please send your CV along with a covering letter (up to two sides of A4) outlining your suitability for the role based on the Job Description and Person Specification,  and a completed Applicant Information Sheet and Equal Opportunities Form, by midnight on Tuesday 30th November 2021.

Short interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 6th December.

Arts & Culture Producer

To develop an arts and culture strategy and produce a number of projects and events on the Northern Roots site in 2022. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and experienced Arts and Culture Producer with bold ideas, a track record in producing creative projects for a range of audiences with a variety of partner organisations; experience of developing community arts projects and working with young people (including NEET and hard to reach), experience of developing cultural strategies, and existing connections and relationships in the arts and culture sector in Oldham and the North West.

This is a unique opportunity to shape an aspirational arts and culture offer from the ground up, for a green space transformation project that is now attracting regional, national and international attention.

Salary: £32,234 to £34,728 pro rata, dependent on experience.

Contract: Fixed term, December 2021 to June 2022, 36 hours per week.

To apply

To apply for the Arts & Culture Producer role, please send your CV along with a completed Arts & Culture Producer Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form, by midnight on Tuesday 30th November 2021.

All applications need to be emailed to northern.roots@oldham.gov.uk. Short interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 6th December.

 

Where is Northern Roots?

Northern Roots is ten minutes from Oldham town centre. The 160-acre 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.

Follow Northern Roots for daily project updates on  TwitterInstagram and Facebook and find out more at www.northern-roots.uk