Senior Community Projects Lead

Job Title: 
Senior Community Projects Lead
Contract Type: 
£28,000 per annum
Recruitment Type: 
Monday, 8 November, 2021 - 09:00

Groundwork Greater Manchester is a social and environmental regeneration charity that is 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.

Through our programmes we are responding to the nature and climate emergency and supporting the communities of Greater Manchester to build back better from the pandemic by:

  • Supporting young people to bounce back by preparing them for the future, strengthening their resilience, growing their aspirations and ensuring they are more actively involved in their communities and able to influence decision making.
  • Supporting greener growth by ensuring that people on our employment programmes have better climate awareness and work-related environmental knowledge and are better equipped to access jobs, particularly green jobs. We are also supporting businesses to adopt more environmentally and socially responsible practises.
  • Facilitating the power of communities to respond to the climate and nature emergencies by supporting people to get more involved in climate and nature action, achieve a sustained increase in greener behaviours and build stronger community infrastructure

If you want to work in a values driven team that makes a real difference to individuals, communities and the environment in Greater Manchester, read on.


We’re looking for an experienced community worker to engage local communities in the Resilient River Valleys project, with a view to ensuring that our natural environment is better understood, used, valued and protected by a more diverse range of people.

If you have a passion for the environment and the required skills and experience, we would love to hear from you!


  • Lead and manage high quality community environmental projects, ensuring they meet the needs of communities and partners.
  • Work closely with community partnerships to design projects and action plans that meet community needs.
  • Work collaboratively with partner organisations to plan tailored ‘connecting with nature’ programmes, including Love Your River activity.
  • Line manage the Community Outreach Worker.
  • Develop collaborative ways of working with partners, communities and other organisations to deliver nature and green-based activities that support joint aims.
  • Lead capacity building support and environmental training programmes with a wide range of community groups.
  • Support the promotion and delivery of Groundwork’s corporate social responsibility programme.
  • Identify and access funding opportunities in accordance with business plan targets.
  • Collect monitoring and business intelligence data, including project and financial performance and impact measures.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of marketing and sales campaigns supporting the Sustainable Communities work programme.
  • Recruit, manage and train volunteers as required.


We are looking for someone with experience of:

  • Community engagement or community development with a wide range of communities.
  • Leading community-based nature projects, including around rivers and waterways.
  • Collecting data for monitoring purposes.
  • Delivering environmental education/training.



To apply please send a CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification to and title the email ‘Senior Community Projects Lead – Resilient River Valleys’.

Deadline: 9am, 8th November 2021

Interviews: week of 15th  November 2021

For more information on the role please contact Michaela Howell, Head of Communities.

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