Senior Project Officer - Haringey


Haringey, London
£22,000 plus London Weighting of £3,881 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Tuesday, 31st May 2022  

The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity

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.

About the role:

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 work to further strengthen this valuable partnership into the future.

The role will be based at our office in Railway Fields Nature Reserve, Haringey. Please see below for full details.

Essential requirements

  • A solid background in nature conservation
  • A qualification in nature conservation, ecology or related field OR demonstrable relevant experience
  • Demonstrable experience of working in partnership with multiple stakeholders including community groups and local authorities
  • First aid training/ willingness to attend first aid training


  • Experience in urban nature conservation
  • Experience of working with and updating management plans
  • Experience of leading groups in practical nature conservation activities
  • Driving licence
  • Experience of working on a nature reserve
  • Experience of delivering environmental education/ training programmes

Job description

  • To act as a primary point of contact with LBH
  • To support and liaise with the Conservation Officer, LBH
  • To support Haringey community groups in line with the requirements of LBH
  • To write 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 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 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 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
  • To deliver and support the delivery of corporate volunteering days
  • To support the delivery of the schools environmental education programme across the LBH as required
  • Some weekend and out of hours working will be required for which time off in lieu will be given

A full driving licence is not required for this role but is highly desirable
A first aid certificate or willingness to train 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 or call 01302 388878.

For an informal chat, please call Mat Pendergast on 07823444325

Closing date for completed applications: Tuesday 31st May, 5pm

Interview date: Wednesday 8th June (subject to change) at: Railway Fields LNR, 381 Green Lanes, N4 1ES

Return completed application form to Mat Pendergast at [email protected]

Only applications using a TCV application form will be considered.