Green Space Project Coordinator

Location: 
Home based (Norwich)
Salary: 
18k - 24k
Hours: 
35 hours (Fixed-term)


Background
Garden Organic is the UK’s leading organic growing charity.  For over 60 years, we’ve been researching and promoting organic growing to get as many people as possible to grow the organic way. 

The overall job purpose
The primary role of the Project Coordinator is to engage with residents and stakeholders in the project area to deliver horticultural training (at least x25 sessions), green space project support and facilitate skills development. The projects focus areas will be Mile Cross, Mancroft, Lakenham and Heathgate.

Work will be delivered as part of a Norwich City Council managed project; ‘The 100 Day Challenge: Norwich’, and is a fixed-term contract ending on 30th June 2022

Specific Duties

  • Responsible for planning and coordinating all project activities in line with the objectives and milestones defined for the project.
  • To act as the point of contact for 100 Day Challenge project staff, settings, complimentary schemes, stakeholders, local community groups and Garden Organic staff to ensure they are up to date with developments.
  • Provide advice and support for beneficiaries in the scheme, including both proactive and reactive support activities.
  • To identify and engage with existing community groups to reach individuals from the target areas and groups.
  • Responsible for arranging training/workshop events, including venue hire/catering, administration and promotion of events.
  • Responsible for the coordination and delivery of the training programme for the public (25 sessions).
  • Gather data/information/photographs and provide feedback and progress reports as required.
  • Identify and produce a series of case studies/reports to showcase project activity.
  • Assist in project evaluation, including collating questionnaires/feedback.
  • Administrative tasks as required.

It is the nature of the work of Garden Organic that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied.

Therefore, all staff are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises where tasks are not specifically covered in the Job Description have to be undertaken. Working with volunteers and the general public requires a flexible approach to work hours, including evening and weekend working.

To apply

  • Please download the full job description and person specification below or email us at hr@gardenorganic.org.uk.
  • Please submit your application via CV and supporting statement detailing how your skills and experience meet the person specification to hr@gardenorganic.org.uk.
  • We welcome informal discussions about the role by calling the head office or sending an email.

Application deadline 05/01/2022. Interviews to take place week commencing 10/01/2022.

As part of our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, all applications will be anonymised before being submitted to the recruitment panel. You are welcome to submit an anonymised CV in application for the role however, please ensure you provide a contact telephone number or email address.

Application Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 5 January 2022