Parks Activator

Bournemouth Parks Foundation

£21,000 - £24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 5th April 2020   6 days left

Are you interested in our beautiful, urban parks and would you like to help us develop them into nature filled community hubs for their neighbourhoods?

Bournemouth Parks Foundation, partnering with BCP Council, is one of nine organisations across the UK who have been selected for the Future Parks Accelerator fund from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to find new, inspiring ways to develop and manage our greenspaces.

A stepping stone for that is creating three pilot parks in Parkstone, Somerford and Winton where we can deliver a programme of work to deliver nature activities, health initiatives and community engagement to develop these parks. We have a fantastic opportunity for up to two people to join our innovative team, working closely with the community and the wider Greenspaces team, to make that happen.

You'll use your experience of leading nature-based sessions to facilitate a programme of activities which brings the park to life, engaging with a wide range of the community to encourage more people into our parks, for longer, while also improving the quality and biodiversity of the parks.

This is a fixed term post until 31 May 2021. We will consider both full and part-time applications to the post.

Salary: £21,000 - £24,000, depending on experience.

View the job description and person specification.

Please send your CV and covering letter detailing how your meet the Person Specification, stating whether you'd like to work full or part-time and if you have an affinity to one of the selected parks to by midnight on Sunday 5th April 2020. 

Provisional interview date: Friday 17th April 2020.

For further information please contact Cathi Farrer, Foundation Manager, on 01202 451513 or

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