Senior Project Officer - Hounslow

TCV

Twickenham, London
£22,000 pa plus London Weighting (£3,881)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.tcv.org.uk

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 15th July 2022  


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:

TCV are partners with the London Borough of Hounslow, delivering activities which connect people and greenspace. The successful applicant will be continuing to work with the London Borough of Hounslow representatives and local people, with the aim of increasing participant’s health and wellbeing through social engagement, gentle exercise and connectivity with the outdoors.

TCV are seeking an enthusiastic, adaptable and committed person to join our London Health & Education team for this important position of Senior Project Officer. This post holder will have the primary role of leading the delivery of three TCV Green Gyms each week at Jersey Gardens (Tuesdays), Thornbury Park (Wednesdays) & Redlees Park (Thursdays) in Hounslow. There may also be the occasional requirement to deliver corporate volunteering days.

The post holder will actively seek new volunteers to attend TCV’s Green Gyms, through continual engagement with local social prescribing partner referrals, local community groups, social media & putting up posters in the local community. They will also continually recruit and train volunteers to ensure they have the maximum opportunity to develop their skills and experience. 

The post holder will mainly deliver core activities independently, although they’ll work closely with the existing TCV Health & Education team & colleagues in the Richmond office, to ensure local people receive the best possible experience.

The successful applicant will meet regularly with local parks staff to identify tasks for the Green Gym. They will have experience of working with communities and a good knowledge of the outdoors & nature conservation. They must be able to plan & deliver practical nature conservation projects with volunteers, including ordering materials and other logistics.

They must be able to demonstrate an understanding of a range of practical activities, experience & confidence in supervising groups of volunteers, an ability to communicate effectively with people with varying abilities and levels of influence, together with personal qualities of intuition, resourcefulness and flexibility. 

The post is full-time for 35 hours per week, for a fixed period until 31st March 2023. The post will be administered from/based the ETNA Community Centre in Twickenham, although there is the potential for flexible working to perform administrative tasks from home. The practical outdoor Green Gyms will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, from 10.45am – 2pm. There will be regular travel across Hounslow, monthly team meetings in central London or other TCV London sites. A full driving licence is desirable but not essential.

For full details and application information, please see the attached recruitment pack, or visit www.tcv.org.uk.