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Environmental Engagement Project Manager

We are currently looking for the perfect candidate to manage our highly respected environmental projects here at Castlehaven, could it be you?

Are you passionate about gardening, nature and people? Would you like to work in the heart of Camden Town for an award-winning community association, managing our urban environmental projects?

At Castlehaven we have four acres of urban green space and a Horticulture Hub just off Camden Lock. We have been working hard to transform our 4-acre open space into a vibrant and loved green space that is rich in biodiversity, providing opportunities for the local community to learn about gardening, food growing and environmental issues, whilst improving their mental & physical health and wellbeing.

We are looking for a self-motivated, proactive, and passionate project manager to lead on creating an exciting programme of community activities, environment sessions, and events. You will have the ability to plan and manage projects, working under your own initiative to tight deadlines. It is essential that you have experience of working with inner city communities and can demonstrate how you have managed successful community projects, particularly those with a gardening, food growing 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.

This is a key project management role within the Castlehaven Community Association, working closely with the Castlehaven Chief Executive Officer and Operations Manager to maintain Castlehaven’s leading role within the voluntary sector and maintaining high standards of delivery.

Salary: £28,744 per annum

Hrs of employment: 35hrs per week (Full Time).

Annual Leave: Annual holiday entitlement is 25 working days of which 5 will be allocated to the Christmas period when we are closed, in addition to statutory public holidays.

Staff Benefits: 

  • A Staff Automatic Enrolment Pension.
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme.
  • Annual Public Transport Travel Card Scheme.
  • Bicycle Purchase Scheme.
  • 24-hour Counselling Support Line.
  • Regular Team Building Activities and Socials.
  • Onsite parking.

Venue of work: Castlehaven Community Centre, Camden Town, London. This is not a remote or homebased role. We offer some flexibility, however you will be expected to work on site the majority of the time.

Equality & Diversity: The Castlehaven Community Association is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We encourage individuals of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to apply – CCA is committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of our diverse community and is therefore committed to increasing representation of staff of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds across all roles and at all levels.

Data Protection: By applying for this role and sending your covering letter & CV you consent to CCA using and keeping information about you or by third parties, e.g. referees relating to your application or future employment. This information will be used solely in the recruitment process. For unsuccessful candidates, the information will be destroyed within 6 months unless you have consented to extend this period.

How to apply: Please download the full Environmental Engagement Project Manager Job Description Here

Please email a current CV and your Covering Letter using the Person Specification for guidence to sharon@castlehaven.org.uk

Closing Date for Applications:    Sunday 6th June 2021 at 11.59pm

Interviews: If you have been shortlisted, you will be contacted by Tues 8th June 2021 and our Interviews will take place on: Weds 9th June 2021, please keep this date free in case you are shortlisted.

If you have not been shortlisted for an interview you will not hear further from us. Thank you.

 

Castlehaven Administrator (Maternity Leave – 10mths) Immediate Start

We have an exciting new position available here at the Castlehaven Community Association!

Are you a team player, extremely organised and educated to a high standard with previous experience of working in a fast-paced and ever-changing community environment?

Do you have excellent spoken and written English? Are you highly experienced in word processing – particularly in cloud-based Microsoft 365 - Office 2016 software? Love problem solving, helping others and working with a wide variety of people? If so this job is for you!

This is a key administrational support role within the Castlehaven Community Association, working closely with the Castlehaven Chief Executive Officer and Operations Manager to maintain Castlehaven’s leading role within the voluntary sector and maintaining high standards of delivery.

Salary: £12.50 per hour (for 10mth contract between May 2021 - March 2022)

Hrs of employment:16hrs per week, 3 days per week (1-day x 6hrs and 2 days x 5hrs). Some evening work is required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Annual Leave: Annual holiday entitlement is 25 working days (pro-rata), of which 5 will be allocated to the Christmas period when the Centre is closed, in addition to statutory public holidays.

Pension Provision: CCA provides a contribution pension after the probation period of 6 months.

Staff Benefits:  

  • A Staff Automatic Enrolment Pension.
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme.
  • 24-hour Counselling Support Line.
  • Regular Team Building Activities and Socials.
  • Onsite parking.

Working venue: This is not a remote or home-based role. You will be expected to work within our Covid safe community centre.

Equality & Diversity: The Castlehaven Community Association is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to apply – CCA is committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of our diverse community and is therefore committed to increasing representation of staff of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds across all roles and at all levels.

HOW TO APPLY: Please download the full Castlehaven Administrator (Mat Cover) Job Description here

Please email a current CV and your Covering Letter to sharon@castlehaven.org.uk

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 24th May 2021, 11.59 pm.

 

Volunteers needed to help maintain our Community Park and Horticulture Hub

Do you love the outdoors, green spaces and gardening?

We need volunteers every Wednesday from 10:30 am - 14:30 pm to help maintain Castlehaven's surrounding area and parks. We meet at Castlehaven Community Association, 23 Castlehaven Road, London, NW1 8RU

All sessions are led by fully trained staff. We'll provide training, tools and equipment.

All you'll need to do is: wear suitable outdoor footwear and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Please call us on 020 7485 3386 or email Nichola Daunton at nichola@castlehaven.org.uk for more information.


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