Project Officer- Green Exercise


Project Officer- Green Exercise


£17,316- £20,500 per annum pro rata


37 hours per week; may include weekend and evening work as required. Standard terms and conditions apply.


South and North Tyneside.

 Job Summary:

Groundwork South and North Tyneside has been Changing Places and Changing Lives for 25 years through a variety of environmental, learning, health and skills programmes:

We are a fast paced and diverse charity with an excellent track record in partnership working and high quality delivery.

Groundwork South and North Tyneside’s priorities are to strengthen and grow our existing services by delivering long term programmes that meet the needs of our stakeholders, whilst also undertaking a period of development to allow the business to grow in terms of finances and capacity.

The Green Exercise project officer will develop and implement a diverse range of activities and events which fall within the remit of the Communities team.

The Green Exercise project officer will be responsible for facilitating the implementation of the health and wellbeing projects and developing and delivering Green Exercise sessions with the aim of getting people active in the outdoors across South Tyneside and North Tyneside, increasing levels of physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices within target communities. Activities and programmes delivered are developed to meet the changing Public Health and system priorities. Activities delivered may cover themes of horticulture (including grow it, cook it, eat it sessions), conservation and heritage skills, health walks, Nordic walks, sports and games and healthy lifestyle activities. The post holder will work with a cross section of the community including school groups, families and adults, seeking to target those most in need of support. The project officer will work in partnership with local statutory/non statutory services, community groups and interested individuals to ensure the success and sustainability of the Green Exercise projects, developing clear routes of referral and participant progression opportunities.

You will also enjoy the freedom to work using your own initiative and fully develop your creative flair.

Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Groundwork SaNT believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

Instructions for Applicants:

To apply, please carefully read the role description and person specification, complete the application form, declaration of convictions and equal opportunities forms and email them all to

Green Exercise Project Officer JD & PS-2

GW Application Form

GW Declaration of Convictions Form

GW Equal Opps Form

Please note, we cannot accept CVs in place of completed forms and hard-copy applications will not be reviewed. If you have any accessibility requirements that need to be discussed further then please contact or call 0191 428 1144. Only successful applicants will be contacted to confirm interview dates and times, no feedback will be given on unsuccessful applications.

Closing Date: 5pm, Wednesday 12th May 2021

Interview Date: Wednesday 19th May 2021 (Second practical interview may be required, subject to restrictions)