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Project Officer: Groundwork East

Join a team that is changing places and changing lives

Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart.  We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact.  Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. 

Project Officer, Groundwork East

Salary: £22,869- £26,242 per annum (depending on experience) plus attractive benefits
: Full time, 37 hours per week, one year fixed term contract with potential for extension.
Location: based at Alconbury Weald, covering Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with occasional travel across the East of England.

Groundwork East has 30 years of experience in delivering bespoke projects that use the environment as a catalyst for building a more sustainable future. We are looking for an enthusiastic, adaptable, and creative person to help us continue to develop and deliver our work with local communities to improve their prospects and environment.

As Project Officer you will deliver a wide range of community and education focused projects that include:

  • Delivering family learning / outdoor play activities
  • Providing gardening support to vulnerable and disabled residents
  • Horticultural projects
  • Community engagement and practical green space improvements

You will have proven experience of engaging communities including leading consultations, supervision of volunteers and working with vulnerable adults.  The role requires a valid driving licence, access to a vehicle, excellent communication and diplomacy skills and excellent project management skills, including budget control.

This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: midday, Thursday 30 May 2019 

Interview date: Wednesday 5 June 2019

> For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Emma Reynolds on 01480 587140 / or Chris Dungate on 01707 26019 /

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