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.
To apply please send your CV and a two-page maximum covering letter detailing why you are right for this role to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature & Community Officer
£24,000-26,000 FTE depending on experience
4 days per week
2-years initially with the intention to extend
Home based, working from BANES Parks Depot regularly and with regular travel to parks within BANES
Monday, 20 February 2023