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Our inner-city parks have never been so important. They have been crucial in  supporting community health and wellbeing throughout the pandemic and they have  huge potential to support nature in response to the climate and ecological emergencies  in our cities.

The Bath Parks Activator Programme (BPAP) is an exciting new project funded by the  Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which aims to transform parks in BANES for  nature and make them more welcoming for everyone. We are looking for a new team  member who can play a key role in running engaging and enjoyable volunteer sessions, community consultations and events with the aim of enhancing parks for  nature, bringing communities together and improving community health and wellbeing.

Location: Home based, working from BANES Parks Depot regularly and with regular travel  to parks within BANES.

Contract: 4 days per week for 2-years initially with the intention to extend.  Salary: £24,000-26,000 FTE depending on experience

Reports to: Nature & Community Lead

Additional benefits: Company pension contribution after passing probationary period,  reimbursed expenses, 25 days annual leave pro rata, flexible and supportive employer, training  and support.

Your work will…

Support Nature & Community Lead to ‘rewild 18 parks across Bath City by enhancing and  maintaining natural habitats with help from the community’. You will…

• Lead and support in park activities with Friends of Groups, local organisations and  communities;

• Help to enhance nature within parks through practical activities such as meadow creation  and tree planting;

• Run community consultations and events within parks including family friendly sessions; • Communicate with stakeholders and participants in person and electronically to ensure  successful, well run volunteer activities and events;

• Register and welcome activity attendees adhering to GDPR;

• Promote and publicise the project including, producing flyers & posters, using social  media and writing copy for the website;

• Be responsible for Health & Safety and welfare of volunteers and public whilst on site.  This includes producing risk assessments for practical tasks and demonstration of  correct use of tools;

• Gather evidence for project evaluation including testimonials, photos and videos.

• A natural people person who likes to work outdoors whatever the weather (including hot, wet and cold conditions);

• Experienced in leading volunteer activities, including knowledge of H&S, risk  assessments, etc;

• Physically fit with practical gardening skills, including use of hand tools and ability to perform tasks of a physical nature, including lifting and kneeling;

• A good communicator who is confident in engaging with a wide range of people both in writing and in speech;

• Ability to work using own initiative;

• Knowledge or willingness to learn about wildlife gardening;

• Well organized with good computer & administrative skills;

• Reliable with excellent time management;

• A driver with a Full UK licence and use of your own vehicle;

• A team player, good at sharing ideas and building relationships in an open and  constructive way;

• Computer literate with experience using social media;

• Independent and happy to work from home and from the Bath Parks Department office; • Willing to take an Advanced DBS Check.

Diversity and inclusion

Our beneficiaries come from all walks of life and we want to hire great people from a wide  variety of backgrounds because it makes us stronger. If you share our values and enthusiasm  for access to Bristol and Bath’s parks, you will find a home here.

All applicants will be treated equally but we want to build our level of lived experience.  Therefore, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from people who are from  ethnically diverse backgrounds, living with a disability, caring for a loved one unpaid, or from  low-income households.

Application process

To apply please send your CV and a two-page maximum covering letter detailing why you are  right for this role to by midnight on Sunday 19 February 2023. First round  interviews will be held on Thursday 23 February 2023.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mali Kedward on

Nature & Community Officer


£24,000-26,000 FTE depending on experience


4 days per week

Contract Type:

2-years initially with the intention to extend


Home based, working from BANES Parks Depot regularly and with regular travel to parks within BANES

Close Date:

Monday, 20 February 2023

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