London, Greater London
£55,000 plus benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you looking for an opportunity to positively influence the physical and mental wellbeing of communities across the country?

Fields in Trust champions and supports our parks and green spaces by protecting them for people to enjoy in perpetuity. Because once lost, they are lost forever. Parks and green spaces in the UK are under threat and it is up to all of us to stem this cycle of disappearance and decline. Parks and green spaces are proven to help people stay physically and mentally well; places where we can all move, breathe, run and play.

Based in West London, with a dedicated team of 15, Fields in Trust work with landowners, community groups and policy makers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.

Following the launch of our new strategy, we have become more data driven to protect parks and green spaces. We will adopt a more evidence driven approach to work with stakeholders to improve health and wellbeing for people through the protection of parks and green spaces. We also want to work more closely with local authorities and central government, to ensure the furtherance of our work and impact.  

This is an exciting time to join us. The importance of green spaces and parks for people to stay physically and mentally well as well as driving social cohesion, combatting loneliness and building community spirit has never been higher. We have an important role to play in championing and protecting these spaces and are ambitious to do more.  

The Head of Projects and Stewardship is a newly created position. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for co-creating and leading the execution of projects to improve health, wellbeing and the environment through the protection of new parks and green spaces across the UK, alongside the ongoing stewardship requirements of the portfolio of protected spaces. Drawing on the expertise of the wider team to analyse potential impact and fundability you will identify and recommend the most significant engagement opportunities and be adept at realising those in practice and process.

You may come with experience and networks with local authorities, or you may have occupied a similar role in a broader project focused role in another charity, health or environmental setting. Whatever your background we are looking for someone with excellent relationship development and management, skills, exceptional programme and project management abilities and a collaborative approach.

We are searching for someone who is a creative and strategic thinker, is solution-focused and capable of delivering the most out of our limited resources. You will be skilled in managing a multi-disciplinary team, possess excellent organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail, and be able to prioritise activities from a range of strategically significant tasks.

This is a role with huge scope and possibility, so we are looking for someone who has the ability to identify opportunities to innovate and improve our process and delivery. As a confident communicator you will play a pivotal role in building connections across the team and develop external stakeholder relationships at local and national level.

If you are interested in a role which will be the catalyst in enabling us to increase our impact and are passionate about the potential of green spaces doing good and being protected for good, we’d love to hear from you.

For further information and details of how to formally apply, please visit the job page on Peridot Partners' website via the application method on this site.

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Posted on: 22 February 2021
Closed date: 19 March 2021
Tags: Management, Project Management