Project Officer - intu Milton Keynes Green Gym


Bedford and Milton Keynes
£18,000 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Friday, 29 September 2017

Job Title: Project Officer – intu Milton Keynes Green Gym

Based Bedford and Milton Keynes
21 hours per week role, initially until 31st March 2018 – Possible extension till 2019
Salary: £18,000 pro rata

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to engage volunteers in managing and improving community Greenspace in central Milton Keynes.

You will plan and deliver a programme of weekly conservation and horticulture activities across four sites, maintaining and managing resources. You will work to develop the capacity of the volunteer group through training and support with a longer term aim of enabling them to become a fully independent and self-sustaining Community Green Gym. Working closely with our partners, you will deliver the project within budget, reporting to funders and partners on outputs.

The ideal candidate will have experience in leading groups in practical conservation and horticultural activities, in supporting community groups, involving a diversity of volunteers, and working on initiatives to improve health and wellbeing. They must have a passion for working with people to improve their environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to inspire and motivate volunteers. Knowledge of Health and Safety, Safeguarding and basic computer literacy are essential.

Working hours are flexible, the post is based in Bedford with transport provided for Milton Keynes delivery.

A full, clean driving license is required and minibus driving is desirable

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The Conservation Volunteers is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.

The intu Milton Keynes Green Gym is delivered by TCV in partnership with intu Milton Keynes and Milton Keynes Council.

For further information please contact Ben Hammond 

Completed application forms only.

Closing date for completed applications: 5pm 29th September 2017
Interview date:
 4th or 6th October (TBC)

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