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Programme Manager (Colne Valley Landscape Partnership)


SALARY: £30,000-£33,000 per Annum

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term to 31/12/2021

LOCATION: Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, Near Uxbridge.

A beautiful office setting and surrounding Park.

Commutable from West London, Reading, Watford, Wycombe and surrounding areas

At community charity, Groundwork South, we are changing places, changing lives across the South of England, one green step at a time


If you are passionate about conserving and enhancing distinctive landscapes, and have the skills to bring together a wide range of organisations to make things happen – we have the right job for you.

You will lead and manage the delivery of the Colne Valley Landscape Partnership, with funding of over £2.5 million awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other funders.

You will oversee a diverse and ambitious range of projects including:

  • conserving and enhancing wildlife habitats, including actions helping threatened water voles to thrive
  • raising awareness of the need to reduce water consumption and conserve wetlands
  • improving access and information about routes into and around the area
  • supporting local conservation groups encouraging residents and visitors to learn about heritage and celebrate their landscape by getting out and actively engaged in it

These projects will be delivered across the Colne Valley Regional Park, the first large taste of countryside to the west of London. The Park covers 43 square miles, a mosaic of farmland, woodland, villages and water – including over 200 miles of river and canal, and more than 70 lakes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a new Landscape Partnership right from the beginning. If you have a track record in successful project management with experience of partnership working then please apply now.

Please click on the link to see a list of the nineteen projects forming part of the Colne Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme.


A job application pack can be downloaded from below please send your application form to Laura Dyke on or post to Laura Dyke, Groundwork South, Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road. Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY.

  • Closing date: Sun 16th September
  • Interviews: Fri 21st Sept.

For an informal and in confidence discussion about the role, please contact Stewart Pomeroy, or 01895 839857


Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

How to Apply

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the Guaranteed Interview Scheme form (at the top of our current vacancies page) and submit this with your application. We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

Groundwork South is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age. A copy of our Equality and Diversity policy may also be made available to candidates on request.