Based in Doncaster
28 hours per week
Salary: £22,400 per annum £28,000 FTE.
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 outdoor places and people’s health and wellbeing.
About the role:
Doncaster Green Space Network Coordinator is a key role for the delivery of Doncaster Council’s Future Parks Programme, funded by Sport England as part of their Local Delivery Pilot Programme. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside the wider Future Parks Team to deliver Get Doncaster Moving - their strategic approach to improving levels of physical activity.
The post will lead on the development, mentoring and enabling of communities and Friends Of Groups across our network of parks, with a focus on 15 key sites over four years. This project will make it easier for people in target localities to access physical activity, such as practical environmental action, active travel, and sport; breaking down the barriers which stop people getting active - such as safety, cost, confidence, and poor access to transport.
TCV is looking for someone confident in working at both a strategic level, with Local Authority partners, and with small community groups. You will have experience of working in a strengths-based way - enabling people to plan and deliver their own activities and create long lasting change in their communities. Communication and collaboration are fundamental skills required for this project to succeed. Knowledge and experience of Health & Safety and Safeguarding are key elements of this role. You will be sharing your knowledge and experience with the volunteers within Friends Of Groups to enable this project to have the greatest possible sustainable impact. The ability to self-organise and keep the necessary records in real time will be essential to success in this job.
* Active Travel is encouraged; however, a full driving licence is required as the post holder will have use of a shared company vehicle when weather, time of day or loads make this appropriate.
* This post is subject to an enhanced CRC check/a CRC check.
A fully completed application form is required.
A bit more about us:
We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space, or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness - TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real-life challenges they face.
For over 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.
Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy, and connected communities for everyone.
Closing date for completed applications: 25th August 2021.
Interview date: 9th September 2021. Interviews will be held in Doncaster or virtually, dependent on COVID restrictions.
Return completed application forms to TCV HR
Closing Date: 20/09/2021 Location: Doncaster