An exciting plan for Newtown's green spaces has created four jobs with the opportunity to help shape the future of recreation in the town.

Open Newtown was formed in 2015 from volunteers and community organisations, with the support of the Town Council, to make a bid to the National Lottery's Community Asset Transfer Fund.

And with the £1 million lottery funded project set to kick into gear shortly , Open Newtown are now looking for a Project Director and a team of staff to work with them to oversee the scheme.

The successful candidate for the project director's role will have extensive experience working in the third sector, ideally on community, lottery and grant funded projects, as well as excellent attention to detail with previous experience managing large, complicated projects.

"We are a small team and we really want someone who is prepared to get down to the job, learn fast, work hard, and that can cope with multiple distractions whilst retaining a sense of proportion and good humour at all times," said Open Newtown chair Stuart Owen.

"The incredibly important role of Project Director will primarily need to deliver the Open Newtown project on time, and within the budgets laid out and to ensure the project adheres to its principles, the objectives of Open Newtown, the directors’ and members’ value statement & any contractual obligations imposed by Big Lottery or other funders.

"Open Newtown also hope to build on the work done already, and continue with future projects, so the role will involve bidding for other projects that may become viable that enhance the Open Newtown project, such as BID funding."

"The role will be varied, with a number of projects being worked on at the same time. We need someone who is passionate about helping to run a smooth operation, providing support to our team, our partners, as well as our funders."