Project Manager

The Conservation Foundation

Dependent on experience

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 020 7591 3111 David Shreeve

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 25th March 2019   2 days left

Part-time Project Manager – Tools Shed

The Conservation Foundation began its Tools Shed project over twelve years ago. It has been very successful in collecting unwanted and broken garden tools at garden centres and recycling centres which are taken to prisons where they are repaired and refurbished before being given free of charge to community gardens and schools. We are now seeking an experienced Project Manager to take over the running of the project.

Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund for England there are currently four English prisons involved. Each prison has its own way of working and internal priorities and therefore the Project Manager needs to accommodate these to ensure the success and continuing sustainability of the programme, which is contracted to run until June 2020, but might be extended.

This is a part-time (approx. three days pw) freelance position which will pay a day rate plus travel expenses. The Project Manager is involved in all stages of the project with the assistance of part-time Regional Co-ordinators.

While the work includes visiting participating prisons, garden centres and recycling centres, reporting to the National Lottery and working with the evaluator, much of the administrative work could be done at the Project Manager’s home. However, some time should be spent regularly in the Foundation’s office in Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.

The Tools Shed Project Manager is a member of the Foundation’s small team and needs to be a self-starter and creative problem solver, who enjoys getting involved. From time to time there is a need to hire and drive a van loaded with tools.

Depending on the successful candidate’s interests and availability there could be an involvement with other Foundation projects which would be negotiated separately.

The ideal candidate will enjoy the freedom of managing an unusual, but very rewarding project which is highly appreciated by the prison authorities, prisoners and recipients of the tools. Good management, diplomacy, energy, enthusiasm and communication skills are key requirements.

 For further information on the project visit our website.

TO APPLY: Please send no more than two sides of A4 outlining your suitability for the role along with a copy of your CV by email  to, or by post to The Conservation Foundation, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.

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