Senior Project Officer

The Conservation Volunteers

Haringey, London
£19,500 pa plus London weighting £3,787 (pro-rata)

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent 07920247251 Richard Evans

Reference: spohar

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 2nd March 2020   3 days left

For over ten years, TCV has worked in partnership with the London Borough of Haringey (LBH), offering volunteering outreach programmes, education sessions for local schools and managing Railway Fields Nature Reserve and many other green spaces throughout the borough.

We are looking to employ a Senior Project Officer who will take a lead role in managing our partnership with the LBH and working to further strengthen this valuable partnership into the future.

TCV Haringey was recently awarded a contract to write up a management plan for The Paddock Nature Reserve, Tottenham Hale. A core part of this role will be to lead on this project.

For the duration of the management plan write up (no more than six months), the role will offered five days per week. Thereafter the role will be four days per week (28 hours) on a permanent basis. The role will be based at our office in Railway Fields Nature Reserve, Haringey.

Essential requirements

  • A solid background in nature conservation
  • A qualification in nature conservation, ecology or related field OR demonstrable relevant experience
  • Experience of leading groups in practical nature conservation activities
  • Demonstrable experience of writing up conservation action plans, preferably for parks and urban nature reserves
  • Demonstrable experience of working in partnership with multiple stakeholders including community groups and local authorities
  • First aid trained/ willingness to attend first aid training


  • Experience in urban nature conservation
  • Driving licence
  • Experience of working on a nature reserve
  • Experience of delivering environmental education/ training programmes

Job description

  • To support and further the aims of TCV within the LBH in line with relevant contractual obligations and in respect of new challenges and developments
  • Oversight of the management of Railway Fields Nature Reserve in Haringey
  • To deliver and support the delivery of corporate volunteering days
  • Writing conservation action plans to be incorporated into the management plans of Green Flag Award sites in line with the biodiversity action plan of LBH and for SINCs across the borough
  • To lead on writing up The Paddock management plan as described above
  • To support Haringey community groups in line with the requirements of LBH
  • To act as a primary point of contact with LBH
  • To support and liaise with the Conservation Officer, LBH
  • To fulfil reporting obligations as necessary and in line with the requirements of LBH
  • To support the delivery of the outreach volunteering programme across the LBH as required
  • To provide input on task days which form part of the above programme
  • To support other TCV initiatives and projects across London as required
  • To support the delivery of the schools environmental education programme across the LBH as required
  • To attend bi-monthly Friends of Parks Forum and other relevant meetings in line with TCV’s contract with LBH
  • Promoting the activities of TCV in the borough via social media and other means
  • Some weekend and out of hours working will be required for which time off in lieu will be given

For an informal chat to discuss any element of the role, please call Richard Evans on 07920 247251.

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