Are you brilliantly organised with loads of initiative and a talent for multi-tasking? If you’re enthusiastic about green space, nature and heritage and love working in a collaborative environment, this is the ideal role for you.

We’re looking for a Senior Project Coordinator to support our team with the development and delivery of our Urban Places work in London and the South East; including collaborations in Merton and Lewisham to help improve access to green space, and our work to develop ‘green corridors’ so that people and nature thrive.

You’ll be part of a vibrant professional community across the National Trust who deliver millions of pounds worth of projects each year. You’ll support projects that deliver our national priorities, working with a range of brilliant people and partners.

Salary: £32,000. The advertised salary is inclusive of the Inner London Weighting Allowance of £4,465 per annum.

1st interview (virtual) – 19-21 February 2024

2nd interview (in person, in London) – 28 February 2024

This is a fixed term contract until February 2026

What it’s like to work here

The London Programme is part of our national Urban Places ambition to play a bigger role in cities and work with others to address unequal access to nature, beauty and history.

You’ll work with operational teams and consultants in London and the South East and from other parts of the organisation. You’ll have a base in our office in London (Savoy Hill House, Embankment) but will be able to work in a hybrid way to strike the right balance for you and the National Trust. You’ll spend time at some of our places, with flexibility around your hours of work and opportunities for professional development.

What you’ll be doing

  • Providing support to green space development projects within the London Programme, including finance, risk management, meetings, research, evidence and data. You may also have responsibility for components of the project.
  • Monitoring and reporting project activity to help ensure we are on track to deliver outcomes for people, nature and climate.
  • Helping capture lessons learnt from our work and playing a vital role in evaluating how we’re doing.
  • Communicating project work internally and externally, and maintaining great relationships with people we work with.
  • Helping with fundraising bids and monitoring and reporting on funding received.

Please also read the role profile attached to this advert.

Who we’re looking for

  • Effective organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to maintain collaborative relationships
  • Ability to present information clearly and in an interesting way
  • Effective communication and influencing skills
  • Research, analysis and reporting skills
  • Understanding of co-ordinating of projects or programmes

Diversifying our audiences and workforce is really important to us and we value lived experience and character. If you’re excited about this role but you don’t meet every requirement in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway if you have other experience and skills which are transferrable. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Please include a cover letter with your application.

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 such as 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 Trust places
  • Independent financial advice

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