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Urban Green Newcastle

Community Gardener

Beelines North East - Project Team

Are you passionate about nature recovery? Love working with others to bring about change? Want to work on a new and exciting project? Then we would love to hear from you!

Urban Green Newcastle and Northumberland Wildlife Trust are delighted to be working in partnership for an 18-month project to ‘bring the buzz back’ to the city and surrounding areas. Working with the Buglife B-lines initiative and other key partners, the project will develop a network of nectar-rich habitats across Newcastle, North Tyneside and SE Northumberland. Sites will include public parks, hospital grounds and the landscape sculpture of Northumberlandia.

Urban Green Newcastle is now looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic project team. Additional posts are to be appointed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust. All posts are fixed term (18 months). Secondments will be considered.

The Role

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the role will help manage and improve the beautiful parks across the Urban Green Newcastle (UGN) estate. Empowering and leading teams of volunteers, actively engaging the local community and working closely with associated groups and community partners, the Community Gardener will deliver a step-change in the horticultural care and presentation of a portfolio of UGN parks. Seeking new and creative ways of managing parks to enhance both beauty and biodiversity, the Community Gardener will help every visitor to feel welcome and have an inspiring experience. This Community Gardener post is funded through the Beelines North East project, and while managed by Urban Green Newcastle, will work closely with the Beelines Project Manager, and deliver the requirements of the project to deliver improvements for pollinators across the estate.

Closing date: Monday 4 October.
Interview: w/c 18 October

How to Apply

Please download the full Job Description & Person Specification, as well as an Application Pack from our website.

Please note: we do not accept CVs.

Logo: Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Closing Date: 04/10/2021  Location: Newcastle, North Tyneside and SE Northumberland

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