Glodwick Community Project Jobs
The Northern Roots charity has been created to transform 160 acres of urban greenspace, ten minutes from Glodwick, into a destination for learning, leisure and growing. The project aims to benefit the environment, and to improve the health, wellbeing and livelihoods of local communities. This includes working to enhance the quality of the large volume of water that runs through the Northern Roots site and into the River Medlock.
Northern Roots and United Utilities (the water company for the North West) have partnered to create a unique new project, designed to work with local communities to better understand practices and behaviours linked to instances of ‘non flushable items’ (e.g. wet wipes, nappies) being flushed down toilets, or fats, oils and grease being poured down drains. We are keen to develop and pilot this project first in Glodwick.
While the water and sewerage systems beneath our feet are hidden from sight, what we put into them really matters. Blockages in pipes, drains and the sewers caused by items such as wet wipes or cooking fat affect everything from the price of our water bills, to the health of local rivers and wildlife.
This project aims to work with the community to understand current attitudes and behaviours, and to use creative activities to empower local residents to take simple steps to keep ‘non-flushables’ out of the sewer system. It is intended to reduce the risk of blockages in the water system and reduce the impact of sewer litter on the Northern Roots site and the River Medlock. If successful, this project will create an innovative model of community-led behaviour change that can be adopted by communities elsewhere across the UK.
We are recruiting a dynamic and committed part-time Project Manager to work on an initial five-month contract.
Salary: £22,600 to £25,400 pro rata, dependent on experience.
Contract: Fixed term, December 2021 until May 2022 initially. 22.5 hours/week.
To apply for this role please complete the Project Manager application form, demonstrating how you meet the person specification, the Equal Opportunities form, and send with your CV to email@example.com with your name and “UU Project Manager” as the subject line. Applications must be received by Sunday 5th December.
We are looking to recruit three dynamic Community Champions to work with the project, part time, for five months initially.
Salary: £12 per hour
Contract: Freelance, from December 2021 until May 2022 initially. Approximately one day per week, flexibility will be required to adjust to programme activities.
To apply for this role please complete the Community Champions EOI form, demonstrating how you meet the person specification, and the Equal Opportunities form. Send both forms to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and “UU Community Champion” as the subject line. Applications must be received by Sunday 5th December.
Find out more
If you would like to find out more about the project, and these roles, we will be holding a drop-in session to answer any questions about the application process.
VENUE: Fatima Women’s Association, Marlborough Resource Centre, Glodwick, OL4 1EG
TIME: Tuesday 30th November, 11am to 12.30pm.