Project Officer - Growing in Lewisham

The Conservation Volunteers

£17,500 - £18,000 pro rata, plus London Weighting Allowance

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract Katie Mabbutt

Reference: pogil

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 29th July 2019  

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), the community volunteering charity 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.

This exciting new role will support delivery of TCV’s Growing in Lewisham Project. The project will use group-focused food growing and environmental skills to enhance wellbeing, encourage confidence, empower and upskill young people and their families. The project will be delivered at Firhill Allotments in Bellingham.

The project consists of two key elements:

  1. Firhill Green Gym for young people who are at risk of offending or on reparation orders. Delivered on Saturdays.
  2. A family volunteering and education programme targeting local families, providing enhanced opportunities. Delivered on occasional Sundays or school holidays.

The ideal candidate will have experience of delivering food growing volunteer projects and a good understanding of urban environmental conservation. The Project Officer will ideally have experience of managing challenging behaviour and a working knowledge of safeguarding and health and safety procedures.

For further information regarding the job role and TCV, please visit or contact Katie Mabbutt at

Closing date for completed applications: 5pm on the 29th July 2019
Interview date: TBC

21 hours per week for 18 months, this role will involve 1 or 2 days of project delivery then 1 or 2 admin days based in our Grays Inn Road Office. Salary range is £17,500 to £18,000 pro rata, plus £2,272.20 London Weighting Allowance.

A driver’s licence is desirable for this role and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Return completed application forms to or post Katie Mabbutt, 2nd Floor, Charles Darwin House 2, 107 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8TZ.

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