Community Tree Nursery Co-ordinator
Are you passionate about trees?
We seek someone with a positive nature, who is ambitious, adaptable, and resourceful. You will be a strong communicator, as you will interface with a wide range of stakeholders, to build successful partnerships. You will be employed by and managed by the Director of Grow Yourself, with support from the Founder & Chair of More Trees BANES, as well as other employees and volunteers. We are looking for a self-sufficient individual who can work well without constant supervision.
This role will evolve as the project develops, and so you have an opportunity to help us shape this project and achieve a lasting impact in our communities and the environment. We are looking for someone who can seize an opportunity, pour their energy into it and take this project to the next level. As the role will involve travel across BANES, you will need your own transport (mileage paid).
Grow Yourself CIC is partnering with More Trees BANES to create a network of community tree nurseries. This will reduce the carbon footprint of tree planting, reduce biosecurity risks from imported trees, increase genetic diversity, whilst bringing communities together to take positive action on the ecological and climate emergencies. We have set up two nurseries already, and have a number of other possible locations and a growing groundswell of support for the project. Once we have proved the concept in BANES, we plan to secure additional funding to scale the idea nationally.
This part-time role will co-ordinate the effort to expand the network of nurseries across the region. You will: • Identify and engage with landowners. • Identify, engage and support local community groups to take on and manage new tree nurseries. • Provide ongoing regular support to nurseries to ensure they are maintained successfully into the future. This will be done with the help of other employees and trainees. • Organise volunteering events e.g. seed collection days or fruit tree grafting workshops
Location: Bath and North East Somerset (working from home, with travel)
Salary: £25,000 per year (pro rata)
Contract: 1 Year. Preferably starting 1st week of September 2021
Hours: 15 hours per week
Please submit a CV and covering letter of no more than one side of A4 detailing why you are interested in the post and what skills and experience you can offer to email@example.com.
Closing date: midnight 26th July 2021.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.