Senior Project Officer


Bursledon, Hampshire or Reading
£19,500 - £21,500 pro rata (£9,750 - £10,750)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 1st April 2019  

Senior Project Officer

Based either at TCV’s office in Manor Farm Country Park, Bursledon or at TCV’s office in Reading.
17.5 hours per week, to include weekend and evening work.
1 year fixed term role
Salary: £19,500 per annum FTE (£9,750 pro-rata)

The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

About the role:

Based either at TCV’s office in Manor Farm Country Park, Bursledon or at TCV’s office in Reading, the focus of the role will be developing a new Green Gym in the grounds of Basingstoke Hospital, with occasional work throughout Hampshire and occasionally beyond, this exciting role supports TCV in enabling people and communities to improve their health, prospects and outdoor places. We have an outstanding track record of delivering conservation, community and health projects across Hampshire and we want to build on this whilst continuing to meet the needs of our diverse communities, existing and potential partners and becoming a beacon of best practice for us nationally. 

This role, working 17.5 hours per week, focused around developing a new Green Gym for chronic musculoskeletal patients working to improve their physical health & mental wellbeing. The Green Gym will also seek to engage NHS staff and friends and family of the patients.

You will be a strong team player with a can-do approach, bringing creativity and innovation to the team. 

The post holder will support the Operations Leader in delivering the TCV Strategic Plan including business development and fundraising. 

The post holder’s role will include:

  • Developing the Basingstoke Hospital Green Gym project.
  • Leading Green Gym sessions
  • Working in partnership with other third sector and public health organisations
  • Marketing to enable success and significantly raise our profile in the vicinity.
  • Recruiting developing Volunteer Officers to support the project.
  • Support other practical conservation volunteer activities in the Hampshire area
  • Supporting the Operations Leader in delivering TCV’s Strategic Plan including business development and fundraising.Experience required:
  • Co-ordinating volunteers.
  • Planning and leading practical conservation projects.
  • Working with partner organisations to deliver community projects.
  • Fundraising.
  • Working on health improvement projects.
  • Knowledge of practical conservation skills and countryside management.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with people with varying abilities and levels of influence.

The Conservation Volunteers supports a flexible approach to determining the actual days and hours worked by the post holder, although they will be expected to remain flexible with their work days, as delivery times may vary from week to week and may include some weekend and evening work. 

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working with volunteers. Knowledge of practical conservation skills and countryside management issues. Additional knowledge or experience of healthy living projects would be advantageous. Our projects work with volunteers and people with a wide variety of ages, abilities and backgrounds. The successful candidate is likely to have experience of working with many sectors of the community delivering diverse activities. 

The post holder will work as part of The Conservation Volunteers local team delivering outreach work across Hampshire. We are a small team of staff & volunteers, supporting each other on all areas of work. 

A full driving licence (for a manual transmission vehicle) is essential, (which has been held for a minimum of one year), as the post holder has use of company vehicles. D1 entitlement (minibus) on your licence would be a bonus.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The Project is currently funded until 31/03/20 with the possibility of an extension until 31/03/21.

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.

For 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.

Join in, Feel good.

For further information and to apply, please visit

Closing date for completed applications: 23.59 on 31/03/19

Interview date: 10/04/19 at: TCV Southampton Office, The Rangers' Depot, Manor Farm Country Park, Pylands Lane, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 1BH

Return completed application form to Tim Hills, TCV, Blacklands Business Centre, 11 – 15 Fearon Road, Hastings, TN34 2EP. Or

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