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The Conservation Volunteers

Essex Practical Projects Officer

Based in Colchester

22 hours per week working alternate Sundays

Salary: £20,834 – 21,500 per annum (Pro Rata 35 hour week)

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: Are you passionate about conservation, with a range of practical environmental skills? Are you a people person, able to organise groups of individuals to achieve a common goal? If so, then you might be who we’re looking for.

Working three days a week the successful candidate will support delivery of our practical environmental volunteering program across Essex.

As Project Officer you will:

  • Organise and lead up to three, high quality, practical environmental conservation projects with volunteers per week;
  • Liaise with clients and partner organisations;
  • Care for resources, including vehicles, tools and equipment;
  • Maintain safe working practices and Safeguard our volunteers;
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers.
  • Maintain records of activities and report to partners as required.

You will have experience of working with volunteers and leading teams, a wide range of practical environmental conservation skills and the personality, aptitude and experience to share them with people of differing abilities. IT literacy and basic financial skills are required and a full, clean driving license.

This post requires working alternate Sundays.

Access to own car and experience of driving a minibus-sized vehicle will be advantageous.

For an informal chat, contact Ben Hammond on 07740899631

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 50 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.

Join in, Feel good.

Please see the job description for more detail

A full driving licence is required

This post is subject to a basic DBS check.

Please send completed application forms to

For further information and to download an application form, please visit 

Alternatively, email or call 01302 388878.

Closing date for completed applications: 31st August 2022

Closing Date: 31/08/2022  Location: Essex

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