Area Programme Manager

Groundwork South

Hastings, East Sussex
£36,000 - £40,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 154966_GS

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 29th December 2019  

Role: Area Programme Manager
Ref: SS09
Salary: £36,000 - £40,000
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Hastings County Council Offices, Discovery Centre, Combe Valley Countryside Park
Operational Area: East & West Sussex with potential expansion into Kent


At community charity, Groundwork South, we are changing places, changing lives across the South of England, one green step at a time.

Are you a creative and effective Manager, equally adept at business development as you are at overseeing the successful delivery of a range of innovative, inclusive and exciting community programmes? Do you share a passion for high quality public open spaces, the environment and making a genuine difference to people’s lives? If so, we’d love you to join the team at Groundwork South, and help us shape and support the regeneration of Hastings and its surrounding areas.

Realising the potential of two significant countryside parks will be one of your primary focuses in this role, but your partnership development skills and support from the wider fundraising and development team at Groundwork will see you identifying opportunities to replicate successful Groundwork services in the area and innovating with partners to find new solutions that help tackle any environmental, social or economic challenges that stand in our way.

You’ll have experience in developing, driving forward and delivering community engagement projects, helping stakeholders with place-shaping and be quick to spot opportunities for added value. The ability to motivate and inspire your team to deliver outstanding work will be crucial in this role. An experienced leader and enthusiastic team player, you will have excellent written and verbal skills that will enable you to ensure high standards of communication to a range of audiences. You will be experienced in planning projects, financial and contract management and monitoring the effective deployment of your resources.

Join us and help shape the future of one of the UK’s leading environmental regeneration charities.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'More information about this vacancy' button to be directed to our site where you can download the application pack.

Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response. 

Groundwork South is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable groups. Inline with our Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy and Procedure, successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced with barred lists disclosure check.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service.

We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

Groundwork South is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

CVs will not be accepted.

No agencies please.

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