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Groundwork East

Project Assistant - Kickstart Scheme

Join a team which is changing places and changing lives

Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.

Project Assistant - Kickstart Scheme

Salary: National Living Wage

Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Hours: 25 hrs a week

Contract: 6 months

Project officers are at the heart of the Groundwork approach to change places and change lives. This role provides an opportunity to work within the team to help deliver a wide range of community and education projects focussed in one town and will support the development of a range of delivery and project management skills. We are looking for an enthusiastic, adaptable and creative person to help us to deliver and promote the role of rivers and water in our lives, their value and everyone’s role in looking after and improving them.

The Project Assistant will work within a team of community officers to organise and deliver a programme of activity including public events, walks and talks, family learning and outdoor play, community engagement and practical green space improvements. The role will support community consultations, working with volunteers undertaking practical tasks including vulnerable adults.

Excellent communication skills are key along with being well organised and with an interest in community and environmental issues. The role is part of a small dedicated team working within a larger Charity and thus the ability to work effectively in this environment is required.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To provide support in the development and delivery of a range of environmental focussed community and education projects based around a local river
  2. Support the engagement of volunteers and/or participants taking part in our projects including groups of vulnerable adults, parents and young children, community groups and corporate volunteers. This will include both office-based and practical activities
  3. To support the promotion and publicity of the work of the community team to partners, funder and communities, working closely with the marketing team
  4. To support volunteers involved across the range of projects including handling of data and recording outputs and outcomes


The post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

For an informal chat, please contact Sam Harbour on 07809 201446 or email

Closing date: Friday 8 October 2021

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Closing Date: 08/10/2021  Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire

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