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The Conservation Volunteers

Project Officer - Greater Belfast

Based in Belfast, N.Ireland

35 hours per week

Salary: £20,835 per annum

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 Project Officer role at TCV enables people and communities to improve their health, prospects, and outdoor places. This is achieved by managing TCV projects and delivering one or more services which contribute to local operational plans and towards the achievement of TCV's Strategic Plan.(incl link to strategy)

The successful candidate will promote TCV, liaise with partner organisations and volunteers, delivering quality practical conservation activities, recruit and induct volunteers, and the management of resources and budgets.

  • £20,835 per annum
  • 35 hours per week, full-time
  • Temporary contract to March 2023
  • Full driving licence is essential
  • Working hours will include weekends and evenings

The post is based at TCV’s Ravenhill Road office in South Belfast with projects delivered across Belfast, greater Belfast and South-Eastern Area. The Project Officer will be part of a busy team with access to shared resources, tools and vehicles.

In a typical week the Project Officer will spend the majority of their time delivering practical environmental projects with the remaining time for administrative tasks associated with your project.

The main activities you will undertake are as follows

  • Organise and lead up to five, high quality, nature-based and horticultural activity sessions with volunteers per week.
  • Engage the wider community in environmental activities, including carbon literacy, sustainability, food growing activities, tree ID, health walks, conservation and other practical environmental activities.
  • Plan project delivery to achieve agreed targets, outputs and within budget
  • Carry out risk assessments in relation to activities, people and working environments.
  • Read and adhere to the organisational Safeguarding policies and procedures and participate in related mandatory training
  • Maintain our resources, including materials, premises, IT equipment and vehicles.
  • Monitor the success of local projects and produce reports for funders and partners.
  • Assist in generating income, by planning and researching new opportunities locally.
  • Contribute to wider initiatives as required.

You will have sound experience and knowledge of environment, conservation, food growing and be able to articulate this knowledge via engaging tasks with people of all ages. Good planning and record keeping skills are essential, with experience of evaluating projects desirable.

There is no specific qualification required, but a qualification in horticulture or environment such as NVQ, HND or BTEC is helpful. Experience of volunteering in this sector will be highly regarded.

Your induction will include the completion of a development plan which will outline TCV’s commitment to providing training to enhance your existing skills and encourage new skills as part of your continued personal development.

* A full driving licence is required.
* This post is subject to an enhanced AccessNI Check

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.

For further information and to apply, please visit Alternatively, email Dianne Keys or call 07764655705

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 2nd December 2022

Interview date: provisionally Thursday 8th December at: Beech House, 159 Ravenhill Road, Belfast

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Closing Date: 02/12/2022  Location: Belfast, N.Ireland

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