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Community Organiser (Green Up)

Barking, Greater London (On-site)
26,985 pro rata
Part-time (0:2 p/t (one day a week))
Temporary (3-month contract Possibility to extend)
Job description

The CO will work with the whole community of Thames View and Barking Riverside wards (and across the wider borough of Barking & Dagenham) to transform the area via environmental action, into a place that people are proud of, where they can see a positive and exciting future and feel able to influence and shape the wider changes that are taking place due to development / regeneration.

On a day-to-day basis, the CO will have the overall responsibility for delivering environmental action, including litter picks, supporting volunteers, ensuring that activities are delivered on time and within budget and that targets are met. S/he will have experience of working in communities under pressure, be committed to a community-led approach and be capable of establishing and running environmental sessions, including litter picks and chairing of community meetings.  S/he will have the  skills and personal qualities to build strong, trusting relationships, and the confidence and maturity to encourage and support others to take a lead.

 Key responsibilities:

·       Organizing litter picks with residents and local groups

·       Liaising with strategic partners (LBBD, NHS, BRL, Be First etc).

·       Publicising activity on social media

·       Producing short 100-word reports for newsletters

·       Attending team meetings

·       Supporting volunteers.

·       Chairing community meetings.

·       Completing 1-2 small grant applications

·       Financial oversight of budget and monitoring requirements

·       Development of forward strategies to support environmental action

·       Attend training as appropriate.

·       Ensure compliance with Thames Life strategies – safeguarding, health and safety, EDI etc.

·       Any other duties as required.


The post for an initial 3-months pending review, with the hope of the post continuing thereafter 

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To create positive spaces and opportunities for resident empowerment and wellbeing

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Posted on: 19 April 2024
Closed date: 19 May 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: TL 001 CO (GU)
Tags: Campaigning, Project Management, Volunteer Management