Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. Groundwork believes that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.
Groundwork East has over 30 years of experience in delivering bespoke projects that use the environment as a catalyst for building a more sustainable future. As their activities develop and area of activity expands they are looking for two experienced, enthusiastic and creative people, one full time and one part time to assist the delivery of a programme of sustainable projects and initiatives across Luton & Bedfordshire.
As a Project Officer you will be working with communities, volunteers and other agencies to develop and deliver a range of local sustainable and behavioural change projects and initiatives that improve the quality of life for local people.
Benefits of this opportunity
Groundwork offers huge employee benefits – not just in the traditional sense, but also through knowing that your work, whatever part you play, is helping to make a real difference.
Working with Groundwork, offers staff the opportunity to gain a unique breadth of experience - whether they are just beginning their career or seeking a new role to develop it further.
You will be able to develop effective partnerships with stakeholders and have experience of community consultation and engagement. You’ll be given all the support and guidance you need and you will have the opportunity to become part of a highly successful organisation making a real and positive difference to your local area.
Future Employment Potential
These are 12 month contracts, each with potential to extend.
Outputs and Key Tasks
Outputs and Key Tasks
Employer: Groundwork East
Salary (per annum pro rata): £21,764 - £24,130
Interview Date: Monday 13th March 2017
Closing Date: 28th February 2017 (midnight)
Preferred Start Date: ASAP
Length of Opportunity: 52 Weeks
Work outside normal hours: Some work outside normal office hours during evenings and at weekends
Annual leave: 25 days
Probation period: 6 months
Base: Groundwork office in Luton (Stockwood Park, off Farley Hill, Luton, LU1 4BH).
Reports to: Senior Project Officer
Benefits of working with Change Agents UK
Change Agents UK is a not-for-profit organisation which enables graduates and young people to work with businesses, local authorities and community groups to learn about and implement sustainable development, and become more employable. With this service Change Agents UK will provide:
• Enrolment onto our Skills Development Programme, utilising bespoke exercises to increase skill set and employability through self-evaluation, learning and the Change Agents Academy.
• Management support and networking opportunities.
• A monthly Change Agents UK Newsletter informing you of current sustainability news topics, up and coming events and workshops and a network of other change agents.
• Inclusion in the Change Agents staff and alumni networks: socials, networking opportunities, etc.
• Support in an organisation whose ethos is one of positive personal and professional development.
This recruitment is being managed by Change Agents UK, please direct all queries or correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 723419
|Salary||£21,764 - £24,130|
|Hours Per Week||37.00|
Closed - no further applications permitted