Project Officer [Education & Training]
£17,316p/annum rising to £21,206p/annum
37 hours p/week | Permanent
We have a great opportunity to join an existing project based at Offshoots, a community garden located in Towneley Park in Burnley. The Project Officer will be working with the wider project team, to help maintain and develop appropriate links within the local community, and work with volunteers and groups on the Offshoots site.
Offshoots is located within the walled garden of Towneley Park and is a community garden and educational project. We strive to engage visitors in thought and action on sustainable lifestyles using Permaculture principles within our key activities of horticulture, beekeeping and green woodwork.
We work with a number of audiences which involve people of all ages and all backgrounds. It’s really important to us that people involved in our projects represent the communities the projects are based in.
This role would be ideal for someone who is interested in sustainability and would like to be involved in work which stimulates interest in this subject and involves the communities surrounding Offshoots in the Offshoots site.
The role is a part of the sustainable communities department within Newground CIC. Newground is an exciting community interest company working across the North of the UK and a part of the Together Housing Group. Newground have been delivering social change within communities in the north of England for around 30 years and has a strong history in environmental and community based projects.
If you are interested in joining a forward thinking company, with the chance to put your own stamp on something new and exciting, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
You will be expected to oversee the effective delivery of services and work with the wider sustainable communities team assisting in the design, planning, funding and implementation of other projects and programs of environmental and sustainability activities.
In order to fulfil the role of Project Officer based out of Offshoots, Burnley, the successful candidate will require the following key skills, knowledge & experiences:
In return we can offer you a great set of benefits which includes; 27 days holiday (rising to 32 over 5 years service) plus bank holidays
A great flexible working environment, with a range of family friendly policies
Great new comfortable and modern offices
A huge scope of personal development opportunities
A very attractive pension scheme and healthcare benefits as well.
For the more active minded we also offer a “cycle to work” scheme.
The closing date for applications is the 18th November, with primary interviews being held Tuesday 26th November, and a secondary practical assessment on Thursday 28th November.
Together Housing is dedicated to ensuring that the principles and duties of safeguarding both adults and children are holistically, consistently and conscientiously applied with the wellbeing of all in mind.
Together Housing Group is an Investor in People organisation