Based in Hull (Humber area)
28 hours per week
The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity
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.
About the role:
TCV is a national charity set up in 1959, our Humber Field Office in Hull has been running environmental projects in the Humber region for nearly 20 years. We are seeking a highly motivated, organised, adaptable and committed person to join the team for this important post.
This post holder will primarily manage the large-scale tree planting and woodland maintenance contracts as well as assisting the day-to-day delivery of a variety of practical conservation projects delivering a varied programme of potentially large scale practical environmental projects in urban and rural locations every week throughout the year. The role is 4 days between Monday – Friday, with the possibility of one weekend practical task each month with time off in lieu.
This role is a combination of office and field based. Key responsibilities of this post include:
- Planning and coordinating tree planting and maintenance programmes throughout the year, and dealing with the logistics.
- Supervising, recruiting and supporting teams of volunteers carrying out practical projects.
- Developing and planning weekly practical project work through liaising with partners and land owners.
- Creating plans and quotes for clients and helping with publicity and fundraising.
The successful applicant will have had several years of experience working in the environment sector or similar. Be able to plan large scale and potentially complex practical projects including ordering materials and other logistics. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of a range of practical conservation tasks, experience in supervising groups of people, which may include vulnerable adults and people with learning difficulties. An ability to communicate effectively with people with varying abilities as well as children, together with personal qualities of resourcefulness and flexibility.
Competency certification to operate a variety of machinery and powered equipment relevant to the sector would be advantageous although not a necessity. We regularly use equipment such as Chainsaws and Brush Cutters, and occasionally use larger plant such as Excavators, Tractors and Dumpers.
You will be required to drive a 9-seater small minibus. For insurance this means you must meet the TCV driving requirements. A standard full UK Driving license is required.
* A full driving licence is required as the post holder has use of a company vehicle at work.
* This post is subject to an enhanced CRC check.
* A CV and covering letter is required.
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.
Join in, Feel good.
For further information and to apply, please click below.. Alternatively, email [email protected] or call 01302 388878.
Closing date for completed applications: Monday 24th May 2021 – 5.00pm
Interview date: Friday 28th May 2021. (TBC) at: TCV Hull Office, 4 Goodwin Parade, Adelaide Street, Hull, HU3 2HA.
Return completed application form / CV to [email protected]