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  • Do you love working with people and are good at community engagement?
  • Do you share our passion to change the way our housing estates are managed, so that biodiversity, food growing and climate change are all considered – and most importantly, residents are involved in that management?
  • Are you super organised? You will need to be – as you will be overseeing six projects on six housing estates, each with their own budget.

If the answers are “Yes”, “Yes” and “Yes” then we would like to hear from you TODAY

Read the job description and get applying!

Part-time project co-ordinator role for Mayor of London’s Grow Back Greener funded project 

Duration of part time job 

1st January 2021 – 1st July 2021 with a possibility to extend 

Day of the week for this work – to be negotiated 

Rate of Pay 

1 day/week @ £30,000 pro rata = £500/month 

Support

Working closely with IEL coordinator to deliver the project

Job Description 

Project description:

IEL has been awarded funding to create, test and implement a new template for the management of housing estate land that will promote food growing and biodiversity across Lambeth. Incredible Edible Lambeth has come together with Lambeth Council, two housing associations and estate residents to create a new template for nature-friendly management of housing estate land. Our project will test, develop and implement the template on areas of land (big and small) on six estates: Myatt’s Fields South, Ethelred, Vauxhall Gardens, Holland Town, St Martins and Central Hill. By creating the template, we will provide a gold standard for the management of estate land that can be rolled out in Lambeth and beyond. The projects will involve community organisations working with estate managers to renovate run down areas and enhance biodiversity throughout the estate. It will overturn practices that damage human health and biodiversity (eg use of pesticides, over-mowing, poor quality maintenance regimes) to improve access to nature and healthy, affordable food for people living in areas of deprivation. The project will improve the skills of people managing estates both in grounds maintenance and customer service, improve estate land and enable residents to learn new horticultural and environmental skills.

 

Purpose of the job: 

To co-ordinate IEL’s project to model a template of engagement on housing estates which brings together Housing Officers, Grounds Maintenance and Residents to manage this land for biodiversity and food growing. The first stage of the project will be to create this template with residents from all the six estates involved, alongside housing officers and grounds maintenance reps. Once created, this template will be tested across six housing estates (four Council, two Housing Association), with each estate undertaking a mini project, with biodiversity and food growing in mind and an understanding that climate change mitigation and adaptation needs to be integral to the planning and implementation of those projects.

Key tasks: 

  1. Creating a template of engagement through a series of discussions with a working group
  2. Supporting each estate with the implementation of their projects in a relatively short time frame, trialling the template as the project develops (5-6 months)
  3. Working with each rep from each estate to build community engagement in the project
  4. Working with housing officers and grounds maintenance to build trust and model a different way of working
  5. Managing the budget

 

Essential qualities 

Community engagement skills 

An ability to work with all stakeholders

Extremely organised – working to tight time frame

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with a wide range of individuals and stakeholder from different backgrounds and circumstances 

 

Desirable qualities

A passion for change! 

Some horticultural knowledge 

Some knowledge of climate change adaptation models 

Self-organiser, self sufficient and ability to ‘think on your feet’ to problem solve under pressure Strong interpersonal skills including networking and confidence to liaise and negotiate at a senior level 

Some experience of non-violent conflict resolution processes

Ability to work flexibly and with limited resources due to budget constraints 

IT skills including Excel, Powerpoint, Google Docs, WordPress, Trello, Zoom and Mailchimp 

Experience of developing communications strategies 

Good verbal communication skills 

Ability to plan, project manage and deliver the project 

Financial skills to manage the budget for this project 

Motivational skills to manage any volunteers involved with the project 

Happy to work out of hours and work flexibly 

How to apply 

Send a CV and covering letter (both as pdfs) outlining why you are the best person for the job. Please put your name in the title of the pdf, write ‘GBG job application and YOUR NAME’ in subject line and send to incrediblelambeth@gmail.com 

Deadlines 

Deadline for applications is 6pm on Sunday 13th December, interviews (by zoom) will be from 2-5pm Wednesday 16th December and we hope to appoint by end December to start 1st January 2021