Community Project Officer

Groundwork London
15 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Project Officer
Reference: 805/CPO
Location: Groundwork London office in Islington (from home during Covid-19 social distancing measures)
Contract: 18 month Fixed Term Contract, with view to extend
Salary: £22,500 to £25,000
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Groundwork London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Not-for-profit organisation Groundwork London are looking for an individual who is passionate about enabling residents, stakeholders and grassroot groups to affect change in their neighbourhoods.

Groundwork London works with communities across the capital to transform their lives and the places where they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration in London for over 25 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working.

We are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances.

The Groundwork London Community team empowers residents, stakeholders and grassroot groups, including those who may be under-represented in mainstream consultation exercises, to build their confidence, skill and capabilities to become agents of change. We co-create exciting engagement strategies with communities, partners and clients to establish vibrant open spaces that meet the needs of communities. This may include play spaces, community gardens and food growing areas. Furthermore, the attractive and functional open spaces are bought to life through a range of activities and volunteering sessions that bring different groups together, build social connections and boost wellbeing.

As Community Project Officer, you will work with diverse communities on a range of project themes concurrently. Project themes will include co-creating engagement strategies to consult on the redevelopment of open spaces; workshop planning and delivery on a range of topics, including food sustainability; digital exclusion, social isolation and integration. The postholder will support cohesion and integration in group settings and find creative solutions to common barriers, such as, English as a second language, accessibility, additional needs or neurodiversity.

The postholder will be line managed by our Area Programme Manager and work alongside other community team members including Community Gardeners and Landscape Architects.

Please contact us if you are:

Passionate about; and with paid or voluntary experience in empowering local decision making
Experienced in co-creating engagement plans with communities and stakeholders.
Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated through strong face to face and digital facilitation of workshops
Experience in project and budget management in funded or voluntary community projects
Experience in community project design and delivery

Closing date for applications: 9am, Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Interview date:
Stage one: Tuesday 29th June, 2021
Stage two: Monday 5th July, 2021
Both interviews will be over Teams or Zoom


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website where you can download the job description and application form.

No agencies please.