Project Assistant – The Paddock Nature Reserve


Tottenham Hale, North London
£15,925 plus London weighting of £3,787 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 30th September 2020   5 days left

This role is offered as a 12 month fixed term contract.

35 hours/week

The Conservation Volunteers

Every day TCV 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.

The Conservation Volunteers has been awarded a one year contract to manage The Paddock Nature Reserve in Tottenham Hale, North London. This contract supplements a wider TCV project including community engagement, a management plan write up and longer term aspirations for management of the site.

We are looking to employ a Project Assistant who will support a Senior Project Officer in managing the site and delivering volunteering activities to community members. This is an exciting opportunity for a suitable candidate to join our dynamic team in this new venture.

You will:

  • Support the organisation of high quality, practical environmental conservation projects for volunteers;
  • Deliver high quality, practical environmental conservation projects for volunteers;
  • Support other TCV initiatives on the site including engagement with schools and community events;
  • Manage resources, including tools and equipment;
  • Maintain safe working practices, including TCV Covid-19 guidance;
  • Support the recruitment, training and management of volunteers;
  • Deliver and support the delivery of corporate volunteering days;
  • Assist in record keeping activities as required;
  • Generally support the Senior Project Officer as required.

You will preferably have experience of working with volunteers, a wide range of practical environmental conservation skills, species ID and survey skills, and the personality, aptitude and experience to share them with volunteers of differing abilities.

IT literacy is required.

Regular weekend work will be required and will likely comprise two weekends out of every four.

A full driving licence is not required for this role but would be preferred.

A first aid certificate or willingness to obtain a first aid certificate is essential.

This post is subject to a DBS check.

A bit more about us:

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.

For over 50 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.

Join in, Feel good.

For further information and to download an application form, please visit

For an informal chat, please call Richard Evans on 07920247251.

Closing date for completed applications: 8 AM on Wednesday 30 September 2020

Interview date: Friday 2 October online

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