Senior Project Officer – Community Development and Training

Groundwork South

A unique opportunity for an experienced community engagement / development professional to join
our well-established England-wide community resilience programme, Communities Prepared,
focusing on the development and delivery of our community development and training offer to
help communities build their confidence, skills and knowledge to prepare for, respond to, and
recover from the threats they face.

Senior Project Officer (Community Development and Training)


Location: Flexible (one of Groundwork South’s offices or homeworking)

Contract: Fixed term to May 2024

Salary: Circa £26,000 pa

Hours: 30 hours per week

Summary of role:

As a Senior Project Officer on the Communities Prepared programme you will work closely with
the existing delivery team, wider programme team, communities and partners nationwide to design
and deliver tailored training and support packages for community volunteers on a range of
topics – from climate-related weather events to the sustainability of community volunteer
groups. The programme’s offer is tailored to local needs, helping communities to develop action
plans based on their local knowledge, assist the emergency services and support the community,
as well as serve a vital purpose in early warning, reassurance and support for vulnerable
people. We offer training and support both online and in-person, and therefore the role
includes potential travel across England.

We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about community development and resilience,
confident engaging with people from a wide range of backgrounds, and comfortable managing your
own projects while also working collaboratively with the team and wider stakeholders. If this
sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you!

In return we offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum plus public holidays
  • Health Cash Plan and 24 hour online access to a GP
  • PERKS scheme – such as discounted gym membership and shopping discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme – including mental health helpline and face to face
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work and pension contributions
  • Family friendly policies to support work/life balance with time off in lieu for out of
    hours activities
  • Business travel expenses

We are a creative, committed and enthusiastic organisation with a great track record of project
development, fundraising and delivery, so there are always opportunities to grow and develop
your role within our friendly team.

Groundwork South

Groundwork South works with communities across the south of England to transform their lives
and the places where they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental
regeneration 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. This vision drives the work that we do. Each year we deliver over
100 innovative projects, tackling the biggest issues facing our communities and creating real
and lasting, positive change.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 26th April 2023, 11.59pm

Interview date: Tuesday 2nd May 2023 (over MS Teams)


If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed
to our website to complete your application for this position.

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

No agencies please.

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