Project Officer

Join a team that is changing places and changing lives.

Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. Our award-winning landscape training programmes, working with small teams of people take place through the implementation of real community improvement projects.

Project Officer
£22,869 to £26,768 plus attractive benefits
Full time (or minimum 22.5 hours per week), two-year contract (with potential for extension)
Location: working across Essex

Our team in Essex is growing and we have recently secured a large long-term contract working with ex-offenders.  We are looking for someone with the skills and experience to engage a wide range of vulnerable groups of adults in community environmental projects.  You will deliver practical outdoor environmental projects and be experienced in practical conservation or horticultural/gardening while also being able to deliver other community engagement projects across the county.  The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, leading and managing their own projects.  It requires an enthusiastic individual willing to lead the exciting wide range of projects Groundwork can offer supporting participants to move towards a stronger brighter future.

Please note this post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date:  Wednesday 15 September 2021, 5pm
Interview date:  Tuesday 21 September 2021

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Chris Dungate on 07872 400778.


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