Are you an experienced and skilled administrator? Do you want to work in National Landscape? We’re recruiting for a Service Support role to work as part of a friendly team on a successful grant funded programme called Farming in Protected Landscapes, which offers grants to farmers and land managers.
The Arnside & Silverdale National Landscape partnership is dedicated to conserving and enhancing this nationally designated area. We are a small friendly multidisciplinary team based in Arnside. The National Landscape partnership is hosted by Lancaster City Council and involves many other organisations so you’ll be part of this wider community too. Lancaster City Council is an award-winning, kind and responsible council.
Your work will be varied and dedicated to administrative, financial, and practical project support within the Arnside & Silverdale National Landscape team, specifically for the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme. This will involve maintaining data, specifically financial data, and preparing documents relevant to the programme, liaising with agreement holders, organising meetings and ensuring Defra are provided with accurate and timely claims and monitoring information.
This post is temporary until 31st March 2025. The hours of work for this position are 14.8 hrs (2 days) per week. This post is based at Arnside & Silverdale National Landscape Office in Arnside. Some home working hours may be available by agreement.
The Council currently operates an excellent Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post. Subject to the needs of this business, this may allow employees to work between the hours of 6:00am-10:30pm.
An experienced administrator, you’ll have a keen eye for figures and detail, be skilled preparing documents, using spreadsheets and data management. You’ll be highly organised, an excellent communicator and able to work on your own initiative. You will identify with Lancaster City Council’s organisational values of Pride, Ownership, Working Together and Ambition.
Lancaster City Council is a great place to work, as well as being part of something special you will also benefit from:
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- A range of employee benefits including discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, the opportunity to purchase extra time off, as well as discounts on days out, activities and retail.
Lancaster City Council has unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing both carbon emissions and the impacts of climate change.
We are an Investor in People, Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from all parts of our community.
At Lancaster City Council we aim to have a diverse workforce that is representative of the district that we serve, and provide a working environment where each employee feels able to bring their whole self to work. We welcome applications from all sections of our community and provide several supportive and inclusive workplace networks and safe spaces for employees to feel connected. Our workplace wellbeing strategy drives our commitment to staff wellbeing initiatives and ensuring that our organisation is a great place to work for all.
We are a disability confident committed employer.
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to update all applicants individually. If you do not receive a response from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then your application will have unfortunately been unsuccessful in progressing to interview.
Interview date: Provisionally 6th March