Apprentice Project Support Officer COMMUNITY FOREST TRUST

We are seeking an enthusiastic, career-minded individual to join our small but dynamic team. Working closely with the Project Manager & Project Officer on our ground breaking Natural Health Service programme. For the right candidate this represents an opportunity to start a rewarding career with lots of development opportunity.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, flexible working options available

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Our Natural Health Service encourages a connection to nature.  It promotes the power of the natural environment in improving health and wellbeing, aiming to reduce health inequalities to priority groups.

You will be working closely with the Project Manager and Project Officer, local groups and project partners to help coordinate the delivery of evidence based activities within the natural environment. A key part of this will be to develop, maintain and build relationships with project partners and stakeholders.

You will have responsibility for:

  • Managing our monitoring and evaluation database.
  • Liaison with partners for data collection.
  • Data input.
  • Developing management reports.
  • Assisting with communication and marketing requirements to highlight activity, progress and opportunities and provide profile for partners and funders. This will lead to developing brochures, social media and press releases.
  • Where required help organise and participate in project delivery  eg. community tree planting events.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • IT Literate – with knowledge of Social Media for business (i.e. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook).
  • Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Competent telephone manner.
  • Ability to analyse information from various sources.
  • Can evidence good organisational skills.
  • Follows set procedures.
  • Promotes equal opportunities.


  • Taking part in the planning, organising and running of events.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic, outgoing and eager to engage with wide range of stakeholders.
  • Happy to use their own initiative.
  • Keen to learn new skills and develop long-term links.
  • Flexible and hardworking.
  • Resourcefulness, finding ways to overcome problems and identify new opportunities.
  • Genuine interest in environmental matters, health improvement and working with priority groups.

Qualifications required

  • A levels or equivalent would be desirable, but not essential.
  • English and Maths at GCSE Grade C and above (or equivalent qualifications).
  • IT knowledge and experience.

Future prospects

• Continual development and specialist training relevant to the various projects. • Opportunity to grow within and influence the organisations work.

Things to consider

Based at The Mersey Forest Office Risley Moss, Warrington, with travel across Merseyside and North Cheshire therefore a full driving licence and access to own car is desirable but not essential; however a willingness to obtain a licence is required as a minimum due to the travel. You will need to be dedicated with the discipline to work through your studies alongside your work commitments. We are a small team and we therefore need someone focused and trustworthy.

About the employer

We're making Merseyside and North Cheshire one of the best places in the country to live – working together to create woodlands and help people explore the nature on their doorstep.




Ordance Avenue



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Business Administration.
  • ERR.
  • PLTS.
  • Functional Skills in English & maths (if required).

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Warrington Collegiate Institute


Debbie Warren 01925494392

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017