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Environmental Engagement Co-ordinator

Are you passionate about engaging communities in environmental projects? Do you have experience of project managing community lead wildlife/ conservation/ food growing/ landscape projects? Would you like to work for a thriving community association in the heart of Camden Town?

Location: Castlehaven Community Centre

Hours: 21 Hours per week

Salary: £27,476 (NJC Scp 27 - Pro-rata £16,484 per annum)

At Castlehaven we have four acres of urban green space and a Horticulture Hub just off Camden high street. We have been working to transform our open space into a vibrant and loved park space that is rich in biodiversity, providing opportunities for the local community to learn about gardening, food growing and environmental issues. We are looking for a self-motivated, proactive and creative individual to manage a new environmental project, wildlife area and Horticulture Hub at the Castlehaven Community Association. You must have the confidence to lead on creating an exciting programme of environmental activities, gardening sessions, walks, talks and events. The ability to plan and manage projects, working under your own initiative to tight deadlines will be key to the success of this post. It is essential that you have experience of working with inner-city communities, increasing community engagement and can demonstrate how you have managed successful community projects, particularly those with a food growing, gardening and/or environmental focus. The ability to build strong partner relationships and to enthuse others to come onboard the project is key. That aside you will be creative, idea-driven and flexible in your working arrangements.

We really want the Castlehaven Community Park and Horticulture Hub to be places for all people to come and enjoy a little bit of nature, calm and relaxation in the heart of Camden. If you think you have what it takes to create exciting environmental projects at Castlehaven Community Association, we would love for you to apply for this post.

Application closing date: Thursday 7th June 2018.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 14th June 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, we will not contact you further.

For our full job description, please download here.

For volunteering opportunities:

Garden Volunteers

Do you love the outdoors, green spaces and gardening? If so, we could do with your help.

We meet on Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

All sessions are led by fully trained staff. We'll provide training, tools and equipment. And there'll also be free tea, coffee and biscuits. 

All you'll need to do is: wear suitable outdoor footwear and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.  And just turn up! 

Please call us on 020 7485 3386 or email


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