Parks for London - Various Roles

Grow your career in the green space sector

Future Gardeners Programme Delivery Trainee, BOST

The Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) is looking to recruit a Trainee to deliever the Future Gardeners Programme, an innovative training and work experience scheme launched in 2016, giving participants the core skills to gain entry level jobs in the horticulture industry without having any previous experience or specialist education. This is a part-time post (around 21 hours a week), with a salary of £14,196 pro rata (equivalent to £23,660 full-time). Visit this link for more on the job description, and to apply before 22nd July 2022.

London Blue Chain Project Manager, Froglife

Froglife is a national wildlife conservation charity concerned with the conservation of the UK’s amphibian and reptile species and their associated habitats. Their new project to create a London Blue Chain along the route of the Green Chain Walking Route in South London, will both connect a corridor of freshwater habitats and connect local disadvantaged communities with their local heritage. The Project Manager will be responsible for the development phase of the project, to involve consulting with local communities to shape the project to meet their needs and writing a detailed activity plan. This fixed term position has a salary of £30,000, pro rata for a 10 month contract, and applications closes 9am on 25th July 2022, with interviews held on 3rd August in Lambeth. See more details here.

Service Development Officer, Bexley Council

Bexley’s Leisure, Parks & Open Spaces service is looking to appoint a Service Development Officer to join a team responsible for supporting front line services and the management of internally and externally funded projects. The post holder will be responsible for project managing a portfolio of small to large-scale construction projects, lead on development and formation of policies and strategies across the department, and engagement and consult with Friends of Groups, Volunteers, stakeholders and residents from across Bexley. This is a permanent full-time position with a salary of £33,435–£39,327. Apply here before 28th July 2022.

Parks & Events Business Development Officer, Bexley Council

Bexley Council is also looking for a dynamic, innovative, Parks & Events Business Development Officer to manage the allotments service and enhance the concession and events portfolio within Bexley’s parks, open spaces whilst supporting services across the department. The role also entails engagement with various residents, stakeholders, concessionaires and event organisers, and direct management of the Allotments & Cemeteries Technician. This is a permanent full-time position with a salary of £30,021–£35,489. Apply here before 28th July 2022.

Ecology and Nature Recovery Manager, Hounslow Council

The post holder will be the main ecologist within the Environment and Climate Division of Hounslow Council, responsible for project managing a suite of projects and presented in the Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy, the Nature Recovery Action Plan and the Parks Masterplans. This is a full-time position with a salary of £44,628–£47,661, and applications close on 28th July 2022. Download the role profile here and head to the Council’s job portal to apply online.

Heritage Gardener/Park assistant, Gunnersbury Park & Museum

Gunnersbury Park boasts 72 hectares of Grade II listed parkland with a rich history in the heart of west London. The estate is looking for someone looking to start a career in gardening to join them as a Heritage Gardener/Park assistant. The successful candidate will assist in making sure that the garden and parkland are maintained to a high standard, support park and garden volunteers, and carry out a range of park management duties. This is a fixed term contract with a London living wage (£11.05 per hour). Applications close 29th July 2022, and you may find more details or to apply here.

Project Manager—Leaping Forward for Dementia (London), Froglife

Leaping Forward for Dementia aims to enable people living with dementia in London to get involved with nature and conservation work. This enhances lives through improved confidence, transferable conservation skills, and social, emotional and physical wellbeing. The post holder will be responsible for continuing and expanding this exciting and meaningful work for the people and wildlife of London. This is a fixed term contract until June 2025, with a salary of £30,000, and applications closes midday on 8th August 2022, with interviews held on 24th August. See further information here.

Ealing Parks Foundation is looking for 4 new Trustees and Youth Ambassador (voluntary roles)

If you live, work or visit the London Borough of Ealing and want to be part of an organisation that works with local communities to enhance Ealing’s many parks and green spaces – promoting biodiversity, volunteering and activities for all ages and abilities – then this role at London’s first Parks Foundation could be for you. They are seeking up to four new Trustees, plus a youth ambassador, to add to the existing team of six, to help with their growth and expansion. You can find out more about the roles and how to express your interest here.

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