Project Officers

Join a team which is changing places and 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.

Two Project Officers

Salary£22,870 to £23,669
Location: Based at either Ipswich, Norwich or Colchester
Term: Full time (37 hours), 1 year fixed term contract (with potential for extension)

Groundwork East has over 30 years of experience in delivering bespoke projects that use the environment as a catalyst for building a more sustainable future.  As our activities develop and our area of activity expands we are looking for enthusiastic, adaptable and creative people to help us continue to develop and deliver our work with local communities to improve their prospects and environment.

As a Project Officer you will have proven experience of delivering environmental community and education projects alongside identified partner organisations and local groups. This could include horticultural & gardening projects, family learning & natural play projects as well as community consultation, engagement and outreach delivery. You will have the ability to deliver a wide range of projects to deadlines, managing your time effectively, and you will also have experience of supervising and managing volunteers. You will have a passion for environmental and community issues and the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.

The roles require a valid driving license, access to a vehicle with a willingness to travel, excellent communication, organisational and diplomacy skills.  This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Wednesday 16 October 2019, midday
Interview date: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October 2019 either in Ipswich, Norwich or Colchester. (Location to be decided.)
Proposed start date: End November 2019

For an informal chat, please contact Haidee Stephens on 01473 350372


To apply, download and complete the application pack below, and email to

Job description and person specification
Application Form
Equal opportunities monitoring form
Declaration of convictions (please complete even if you have nothing to declare)

> 95% of staff who work at Groundwork East feel proud to work for the Trust and 92% are happy with the benefits the Trust offers to them, according to our annual staff survey.

> Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive you will not hear from us unless you have been shortlisted for interview.