Build Coordinator

Trees for Cities

£24,150 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Friday, 10th January 2020  

As a Build Coordinator you will undertake the construction of Edible Playgrounds (vegetable gardens in schools) and support the Landscape Team Operations Manager with project management and logistics. The role focuses primarily on woodworking and building skills.


Trees for Cities is an ambitious charity aiming to green urban areas through community tree planting projects and vegetable gardens in schools called Edible Playgrounds.

Edible Playgrounds transform areas in school grounds into vibrant outdoor spaces that excite and teach children about growing and eating healthy food. By instilling healthy eating habits at an early age they help tackle obesity, food poverty and lack of access to nature head on, and provide a platform for fun and engaging lessons that support the school curriculum.

You would be focused on building these Edible Playgrounds, taking bespoke designs from paper and making them a reality. Working on the ground year round you’ll be responsible for building raised beds, archways, habitat areas, outdoor classrooms and inputting creative ideas into future designs.


Trees for Cities recognises the value of its employees and has a very generous holiday allowance, pension contributions and health plan. The role will be based in schools across London and Greater London and occasionally at the TfC offices in Kennington Park. We offer a great training package to support personal development and you will have the opportunity to work as part of a supportive, highly motivated and driven team!


  • A practical and hardworking individual who is motivated and has a talent for construction that can showcase Edible Playgrounds programme.
  • Experience and interest in woodworking.
  • Excellent attention to detail, capable of using a variety of hand and power tools to produce a high quality end product.
  • A strong team member with the ability to communicate effectively within the team and across the charity.
  • Full driving license.


Click here to view full job description on our website. Download and complete the application form and submit by email to with the subject heading ‘Build Coordinator’. 

Closing date to apply is 5pm, 10th of January 2020

Trees for Cities is an equal opportunities employer.

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