Assistant Project Manager- North East

The Coal Authority
20th September 2022
11th October 2022
Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne
Job Type
Salary (£)
£25901 - £31656
North East


Who we are:

Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with. We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping people and the environment safe from mine water pollution.

We are excited about what our future holds. Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK. By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.

We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values. We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important. There are a number of benefits that you’ll access being a part of our inclusive team including flexi time, 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), (Pro rata for part time employees) civil service pension scheme, gym membership contribution, and professional membership.

Flexible working:

We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours. Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.

This role is located in the North East and would ideally suit someone located along the A1.


About the role:

Do you want to be recognised as a leading expert in the Public Safety & Subsidence sector? If so, this is your chance to be part of a team providing expert advice and creative solutions to manage public safety and environmental issues associated with coal and metal mining.

The Coal Authority’s Public Safety and Subsidence Team manage over 1000 new projects every year relating to the historic liabilities of the Coal Mining industry throughout the UK.




For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.

About you:

  • Undergraduate degree or working towards (2:2 or better) in an Earth Science subject or Engineering or appropriate discipline or able to demonstrate suitable experience for the role.
  • Technical experience with an earth science, engineering or managing legacies of mining background
  • Experience of managing contractors and consultants
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • A strong teamwork ethic & positive attitude to collaborative working
  • A commitment to on-going learning & development
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Willingness to develop & use of commercial acumen
  • Willingness to contribute to the Authority’s corporate strategy
  • Flexibility to travel/work nationally at times.
  • Due to the locations of our sites a full driving license is essential.

Working at the Coal Authority:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Coal Authority is committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.  Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.   We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the HR team by email at   or by phone on 0345 762 6848.


Other essential information



Application closing date: Tuesday 11th October 2022


This role is located in the North East and would ideally suit someone located along the A1.


Application outcome:

We would love to respond to all candidates, however due to the high volumes we receive, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Therefore if you have not heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We do encourage you to keep an eye on our website and see if there are any other roles that may be suitable for you.


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

Changes to the UK’s Immigration following the UK’s departure from the EU

Please note there is now a new immigration system which will apply to people arriving in the UK from 1 January 2021, and EU citizens moving to the UK to work after this date will need to get a visa in advance.

EU citizens applying for a skilled worker visa must now show they have a job offer from an approved employer sponsor to be able to apply.  Currently, the Coal Authority is not an approved employer sponsor, so we will be unable to employ any new EU citizens wishing to work in the UK after 1 January 2021.

EU citizens who were already living and working in the UK before 1 January 2021 may continue to do so, providing they meet all the requirements and they apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021.  This will mean that they can continue to live the UK after 30 June 2021.  If you are an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for many years or you have a permanent residence document, you still need to apply.

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