Community Engagement Officer

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

The Royal Parks

Community Engagement Officer

Hyde Park, London (with travel to Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s and Green Parks,
Brompton Cemetery, and local areas)

The Organisation

The Royal Parks (TRP) is a charity created in March 2017. We manage over 5,000 acres of diverse
parkland, rare habitats and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across
London. These are Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James’s Park, The Regent’s
Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

We also manage other important public spaces including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower
Gardens. Our eight Royal Parks and other iconic green spaces are among the most visited
attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.

We are now looking for an experienced and passionate Community Engagement Officer on a
full-time, permanent basis.

The Role

As a Community Engagement Officer, you will identify, engage and build relationships with
underserved local communities to help them access, enjoy and participate more fully with the
central parks.

Alongside a small and dedicated team, you’ll help build a thorough understanding of the
challenges local communities face by identifying gaps in provision and trialling solutions
using a co-creative approach around nature, heritage and wellbeing.

You will become an integral part of our new Access and Engagement team, helping to roll out the
new Access and Engagement Plan for the charity, delivering activities in the parks and support
the recruitment of new volunteers.

Additionally, you will:

  • Contribute to our visitor research programme
  • Support access and sensory audits
  • Respond to community enquiries and signpost to relevant teams
  • Develop new resources to support access to the parks
  • Help monitor feedback and evaluate impact

About You

To be considered as a Community Engagement Officer, you will need:

  • Experience of successfully engaging London’s underserved communities
  • Experience developing collaborative relationships with local organisations and services
  • Practical understanding of Health & Safety and safeguarding children, young people and
  • Ability to listen without judgment and communicate with empathy

Other organisations may call this role Outreach Officer, Engagement Officer, Outreach &
Engagement Officer, Community Engagement Worker, Partnerships and Community Engagement Officer,
Community Development Officer, Communities Development & Engagement Officer, or Public
Engagement Officer.

This is an opportunity for an individual who has experience working with community groups at
grassroots level and a passion for delivering solutions to improve access to the outdoors. You
will play a vital role in ensuring everyone can enjoy and benefit from these biodiverse,
historical, and beautiful spaces.

If you want to join a small and mighty team working to make a big difference in our parks, we
would love to hear from you!

The Benefits

  • Salary of £30,701 – £36,830 per annum, depending on experience
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus public holidays, increasing to 29 days after 3 years’ service
  • Pension scheme (3% employee contribution; up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Hybrid/agile working options
  • Private medical insurance and healthcare cash plan
  • Employee assistance programme and access to mental health first aiders
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offices in a beautiful location

Plus, we’ve got a fantastic benefits package, designed to support your personal wellbeing and
career path.

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The Royal Parks is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an
equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from candidates
from all backgrounds. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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