Programme Delivery Manager


SALARY: £28,000 – £31,000 per annum

HOURS:  37.5 hours

CONTRACT TYPE: 15 months Fixed term

OPERATIONAL AREA:  Surrey & Sussex           

LOCATION: Hastings / Rother 




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

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Delivery Manager to lead the Green Recovery project, supporting our work in green spaces, country park visitor centres and volunteer projects.  The Programme Delivery Manager will support, coach and mentor their team, whilst providing support to the Area Programme Manager in the delivery, development, and legacy of Groundwork South’s local projects.

The Programme Delivery Manager will require a qualification in countryside management and have demonstrable experience of management conservation projects as well as substantial experience in staff and project management.

Main Duties

  • Project manage the Green Recovery project and other green space, country park and volunteer projects alongside the Area Programme Manager.
  • Work closely with Hastings Borough Council and Combe Valley CIC to lead the implementation of Green Recovery – Recovering Combe Valley Project.
  • Manage environmental and biodiversity enhancement and preservation work and lead, coach and mentor Green Team Supervisor and volunteers on delivery of green space improvements.
  • Oversee support and management the country park visitor centres, encouraging community engagement, volunteer recruitment and events.
  • Manage the team to collect baseline data and gather data during the project to prove delivery against project outcomes, this will include before/after photos and interviews/surveys with project participants.
  • Manage various and complex budget streams.
  • Lead the management and administration of data and records relating to the delivery of the agreed outcomes of green space programmes.
  • Support the Area Programme Manager to achieve new and match funding requirements and, though collaborative partnership working, ensure the development and legacy of Green Recovery fund and other country park and green space projects as part of the wider portfolio of Groundwork South projects.

In return we offer:

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

Closing Date: 3rd November 2021

Interview Date:  TBC

Please send applications forms to Laura Dyke on

Groundwork South is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk.  Inline with our Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy and Procedure, successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced with barred lists disclosure check where applicable to their role.

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 listed and submit this with your application.

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.


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