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Project Officer - Grow Speke

Salary: £20,049 per annum (pro rata - 2.5 days per week)

Other Benefits: Car mileage allowance, personal pension scheme

Location: Based in Speke, with travel to other Trust locations as required

This post is subject to continuous funding.

Flexible days (to be agreed with Line Manager once appointed).

We are seeking a self-motivated, dynamic and experienced Project Officer to support the continued development of previously disused area of land in Speke, into a multi-use community green space.

Your primary role will include the development and delivery of volunteering activities on site initially focused on food growing and horticulture. You'll be responsible for community engagement and will need to work directly with local community organisations to lead volunteer recruitment. Additional responsibilities will include event planning and preparation, along with day to day site health and safety management. Experience in facilitating and supervising a variety of practical tasks is essential.

The long term ambition for Grow Speke is that the site will be used by a wide range of people. Activities will include accredited training alongside environmental volunteering and food growing. 

The Project Officer will be expected to develop and deliver food growing, community gardening and practical nature conservation workshops that engage residents and community members. They will also utilise their strong horticulture and food growing expertise to support groups and individuals to build skills and confidence.

Suitable applicants will have experience of working with, and for, local communities and an ability to communicate and motivate local people and community groups into taking positive action to improve their local environment.  Experience of effective partnership working and the ability to manage a number of differing and complex projects would also be advantageous.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced criminal records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service. A full driving licence is also essential for this post.

Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside strives to be an equal opportunities employer and operates an Equal Opportunity & Diversity policy.

Job Description and Person Specification

To request an application pack please contact Catherine Birch by telephoning 01942 821444, or by emailing 

Alternatively, please return and complete a Job Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and return them via email to or by post to Groundwork CLM, 74-80 Hallgate, Wigan, WN1 1HP.

Closing date: 25th May 2018.