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The Conservation Volunteers

Project Officer

Based in York (North Yorkshire area)
28 hours per week
Salary: £14,000 p.a.

The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity

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

The York branch has been running environmental projects in York and North Yorkshire for over 30 years.

We are seeking a highly motivated, adaptable and committed person to join the York Conservation Volunteers team for this important post. This post holder will manage primarily the well-established Midweek Volunteer Group alongside the existing Project Officer. This volunteer group delivers a varied programme of potentially large scale practical environmental projects in urban and rural locations every week throughout the year. The role is primarily weekdays, (Tuesday to Friday) but with one Sunday practical task each month with time off in lieu.

This role is primarily field based. Key responsibilities of this post include - managing, supporting and supervising teams of volunteers carrying out practical projects; developing and planning weekly paid practical project work through liaising with partners and land managers; developing plans and quotes for clients; managing Key Volunteers and Voluntary Officers; resource & equipment management and logistics, together with publicity and fundraising. The role will also support the Community & Education Senior Project Officer to deliver the practical elements of that work programme, 1 day/week has been allocated to this, but this may be flexible as required.

The successful applicant will have had several years of experience working in the environment sector or similar. Be able to plan large scale and potentially complex practical projects including ordering materials and other logistics. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of a range of practical conservation tasks, experience in supervising groups of people, which may include vulnerable adults and people with learning difficulties. An ability to communicate effectively with people with varying abilities as well as children, together with personal qualities of resourcefulness and flexibility.

You will be required to drive a 9-seater small minibus. For insurance this means you must meet the TCV minibus driving requirements. A standard full UK Driving license is required.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.tcv.org.uk. Alternatively, email i.jakulis@tcv.org.uk or call 01302 388878.

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 23rd April 2021 – 5.00pm

Interview date: Friday 30th April (TBC)

Closing Date: 23/04/2021  Location: York

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