Corby Borough Council receives funding for Volunteer Officer

Release Date: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 15:45

Following a successful application for £229,000, awarded by the The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Corby Borough Council is now searching for a keen Volunteer Officer to become part of Corby’s Woodland Project and Heritage Programme.

An application has been developed working collaboratively with a number of stakeholders including Friends of Parks and Open Spaces

The project’s primary objectives will be to improve the current volunteer provision delivered by the Council in particular focussing on the woodland and heritage offerings. The Corby Woodland Project and Heritage Programme currently engage the services of over 150 volunteers. A Heritage Volunteer Officer role is now vital to support both projects and the volunteers through a variety of ways not least to encourage new volunteers into the project supporting the Heritage Centre, the collections room, Foxy’s Woodland Shop and the Friends Of Parks and Open Spaces. We aim to reduce community segregation and improve health and well-being whilst promoting future sustainability by developing the volunteer skillset and delivering training.

Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said:

“Some more great news and opportunities arising thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Our already keen and enthusiastic group of volunteers would welcome this extra support from an officer which will allow them to further enhance the fantastic job they already do.

“If you are an outdoorsy person with a passion for nature, Corby’s beautiful woodland and green spaces and local history, this could be just the role for you.”

For further details and to apply for the role, please use the following link:

https://www.nn-jobs.co.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=7171671KRk&WVID=72813004Z6&LANG=USA

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For press enquiries please contact: Megan Gourlay, Corby Borough Council

Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324

Email megan.gourlay@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Monday 12th October 2020 03:51:48 PM
Review date: Sunday 2nd October 2022 03:51:07 PM