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Vacancies at Groundwork North East & Cumbria

"Groundwork offers huge employee benefits – not just in the traditional sense, but also through knowing that your work, whatever part you play, is helping to make a real difference."



We are passionate about changing places and lives for the better. With over 200 staff across the North East, and over 25 years experience, we are always keen to hear from people with the drive and determination to make a difference, and have lots of different ways you can get involved.

Many of our senior managers began their careers as volunteers or entry-level project staff. By providing a range of training and continuous professional development opportunities at the local, regional and national level we are able to recruit and retain the very best.


Our current vacancies are listed below:



Programme Manager - North of the Tynne

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Programme Manager to continue to manage and expand our existing North of the Tyne programme from the River Tyne to the Scottish Border. The programme is currently worth around £700,000 per financial year and is effectively delivered by an experienced team of five members of staff. The successful candidate will therefore continue to manage this existing prog...

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Key Worker - Employment Programme

We are looking to recruit a Key Worker who will provide 1:1 support to people who are long term unemployed to help them move towards and access training and employment. By providing intensive support and advice you will help each participant develop a tailored action plan and identify how this can be best met through existing services and/or via Choice’s health, financial and digital inclusion se...

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Employment Advisor - Carlisle/Barrow

We are seeking an experienced Employment Advisor passionate about achieving outcomes to join our team and commence delivery of a new employment programme across Cumbria. Customer participation in this employment initiative is voluntary and our team will focus on supporting long term unemployed participants to achieve sustained employment through a variety of interventions.

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Finance Officer

We have a great opportunity for a Finance Officer to join our Finance Team operating in a busy and friendly office environment to provide an effective and professional finance support and advice service across our business.

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Landscape Technician

We have a new opportunity for someone with skills in graphics and computer aided design to work with a design team on an exciting range of landscape projects. This position will work closely with our Senior Landscape Architect and Principal Landscape Architect to support the development of projects from conception, through to design and onto contract management.

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Sessional Community Champions

We are looking for Community Champions to work on a project from May to September 2017 in small teams manning promotional stalls and talking to members of the public to provide water saving messages. The aim is to encourage people living throughout the Stanley area to utilise free water saving devices that will be on offer and to sign up for a free home water audit.

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Sessional Youth Worker

We are seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic sessional youth workers to join our team, working in targeted communities to develop positive working relationships with young people and enable them to achieve their potential. These roles will support the development of a full range of personal and social development opportunities for young people, meeting their needs through community engagement and c...

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