Overview

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone – communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects, and outdoor places.

Being an Operations Leader in TCV provides the opportunity to make a real difference to people, communities, and green spaces.

Our South Yorkshire team are responsible for 550 hectares of community woodland across Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham.

We are looking for a strong, highly motivated, and capable manager who can lead a team of experienced staff to work with local communities and, in partnership with the Land Trust, achieve optimum results in terms of quality, operational performance, financial performance and adherence with contract and funder requirements. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of countryside management on sites open to the public and experience of green space volunteering, outdoor well-being programmes, such as Green Gym, and community volunteering. We need a manager who has experience of developing and leading a successful, high-performing team, with the vision and enthusiasm to be able to enhance and develop the South Yorkshire Community Woodland sites in line with agreed land management plans and local emerging opportunities.

You will be able to develop excellent relationships with funders and partners and create compelling and supported project proposals. You will effectively manage funder requirements to achieve our desired outcomes.

A bit more about us 

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real-life challenges they face.

For over 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy, and connected communities for everyone.

TCV is working hard to improve the diversity of our workforce and so we particularly welcome applications from Black and Ethnic Minority, LGBTQ, and people with Disabilities.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all employees are required to act in such a way that at all times safeguards the health and well-being of children and vulnerable adults. Familiarisation with, and adherence to, the organisational Safeguarding Policies and procedures is an essential requirement of all employees as is participation in related mandatory training

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Unfortunately, due to the necessity to keep our costs down we are not able to respond to everyone who applies to our vacancies. Therefore, if you do not hear from us by the interview date below, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

CVs will not be accepted.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.tcv.org.uk. Alternatively, email [email protected] or call 01302 388878.

Closing date for completed applications: 24th May 2021.

Interview date: 4th June 2021. Interviews will be held in Doncaster or virtually dependent on COVID restrictions.

Return completed application form to Operations Director England North Fiona Richards

[email protected]