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The Conservation Volunteers

Senior Project Officer

Based in Colchester

35 hours per week working alternate Sundays

Salary: £20,000 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

Based in Colchester, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing our Essex office, it’s associated practical volunteering projects, our volunteers and partners, and safeguarding the sustainability of the operation. Currently rebuilding to pre COVID19 levels of delivery, the office aims to run 4 or 5 activities a week, split between the Senior Project Officer and part time Project Officer.

You as Senior Project Officer will:

  • Organise and deliver high quality, practical environmental conservation projects for volunteers;
  • Develop and maintain partner relationships;
  • Manage budgets and resources, including vehicles, tools and equipment;
  • Lead on/ support income generation via the pursuit of local authority contracts, grant and corporate funding opportunities amongst others.
  • Maintain safe working practices;
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers.
  • Maintain records of activities and report to partners as required.

You will have experience of working with volunteers, a wide range of practical environmental conservation skills and the personality, aptitude and experience to share them with volunteers 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.

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: Friday 22nd October 2021

Interview date: Likely to be Thursday 28th October 2021

Closing Date: 22/10/2021  Location: Colchester

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