Community Enabler

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

The Community Enabler is a key member of the Community and Grants team undertaking the management and delivery of a significant Community Grants programme in the Thames Valley region. Your job will be to support and encourage stakeholders and communities to access available funding through the programme. Providing advice, support and guidance to successful applicants to deliver their projects through practical assistant and planning.

Each Enabler will also develop and maintain relationships with key programme partners to assist with the promotion of the scheme, programme processes and decision-making panels. You will help to generate local PR stories and attend opening and celebration events for the groups in your target location. A passion for proactive engagement with a wide range of people, confident communication and presentation skills and an ability to manage your own time efficiently will be key.

Successful applicants will have experience of working with local community groups, a proven ability to deliver projects and local knowledge of their area.  You will plan and manage the delivery of small scale community projects, engaging with local residents and community groups as well as working in partnership voluntary organisations, local authorities, housing associations and corporate organisations to deliver improvements in areas of need.

You will be based within local Groundwork offices but have the support of a Trust Wide Co-ordinator in terms of performance management reporting.

You will also need to be flexible in terms of some out of hours working and travel to and from retail stores and community projects across your area.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

You will require a full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle for which you will need to be insured for business use. Employees are able to claim back mileage rates as per our Expenses Policy.

Groundwork South is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable groups.


To apply, email your application form to Laura Dyke on

Download the full job description here.

A job application form can be downloaded here.

For more information regarding the post please contact Richard Younger-Ross on 07736132694.

Closing Date: midnight 2nd March 2020

Interview Date: Friday 6th March 2020

Start Date:   ASAP following pre-employment checks


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.

We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.