Project Officer (Landscape, Horticulture, Training & Skills)

Groundwork East

Join a team that is changing places and changing lives.

Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We believe 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.

Project Officer (Landscape, Horticulture, Training & Skills)

Salary: £22,592 to £25,228
Term: Full time 37
hours per week

Location: based in Alconbury Weald, working across Cambridgeshire with
occasional travel across the East of England. This role is hybrid.

Groundwork East has over 35 years of experience in delivering bespoke projects that use the
environment as a catalyst for building a more sustainable future. As our activities develop and
our area of activity expands we are recruiting for a Project Officer (Landscape, Horticulture
Training & Skills).

As Project Officer you will work closely with volunteers supporting them to deliver landscape
improvement training projects and will transfer your knowledge and skills to others. We are
looking for an individual with a good knowledge of landscaping or horticulture. You will train
and supervise learners and work to encourage them to overcome barriers and develop confidence
and belief in the benefits of a working life. The successful candidate will be responsible for
overseeing small scale practical landscaping work on site. You will also support the delivery
and assessment of Level 1 City & Guilds qualifications for which training can be offered.
It requires an enthusiastic individual able to motivate others and pass on skills by training a
wide range of volunteers in basic landscape skills and as such you will have strong
communication skills together with a passion for helping others.

You must be able to travel to attend sites and Trust offices as required.

If you are looking for an inclusive, family friendly organisation which offers flexibility, a
supportive culture, an employee assistance programme together with the opportunity to develop
your skills and progress your career we would like to hear from you.

Groundwork East is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members
of the community.

Appointment to this role is subject to an enhanced record check through the Disclosure
and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date:  Friday 31st March, midday

Interview date:  Tuesday 4th April

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Jane Mills on 07889 755 981 or
[email protected]

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