Job Openings: Community Engagement Officer, Community Gardener

St Mary’s has two new exciting job openings – a Community Engagement Officer and a Community Gardener – both of which are funded as part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Creative Church project, which will regenerate St Mary’s ancient building.

A synopsis of each job is below, as well as a PDF for each job with full job details.

Community Engagement Officer
 
Salary: £28,000 pro-rata
 
Hours: 21 hours p/w
 
The ancient parish church of St Mary’s Walthamstow has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to restore and re-order our 900-year old building and to enable thousands of people to explore the fascinating heritage and history of the church.
 
Our project will also see St Mary’s become a creative centre, focusing particularly on live music, arts and gardening, which we will use to engage with the wider community and provide a range of new learning and participation opportunities. Through arts and music, we will celebrate local heritage and the cultural diversity of Walthamstow. Our vision is for St Mary’s to become a true community asset, thriving and open, and welcome to all.
 
We are seeking a Community Engagement Officer to work with local partners, volunteers and other key stakeholders to deliver the exciting community-based activities that will complement the construction programme and support engagement and learning.
 
Applications are invited from highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals with a minimum of 3-years community arts or heritage experience. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with a good understanding of the Church of England, a sympathetic attitude towards our ethos, aims and approach, and a proven commitment to working with diverse and disadvantaged groups.
 
If you have a good understanding and experience of managing and delivering a detailed community-focused activity plan, maintaining strong partnership relationships, managing budgets and developing volunteer programmes, we would love to hear from you.
 
To apply, please send CV and covering letter to vanessa@stmaryswalthamstow.org. 
 
Closing date for applications: 19th March 2021 (downloadable PDF with full details below)
Community Gardener 

Salary: £28,000 per year (pro rata)

Hours: 21 hours p/w

Do you have a passion for community engagement in wildlife and horticulture? St Mary’s Walthamstow has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to restore and re-order the ancient building and to enable thousands more people to engage with both the built and natural heritage of our site. We are seeking a Community Gardener to deliver our churchyard activity programme, working with local volunteers, community groups and horticultural and wildlife partners to encourage well-being and cohesion, improve bio-diversity and make St Mary’s a more accessible and welcoming site.

The post-holder will have extensive horticultural experience, preferably with experience of, or an interest in, food-growing and/or wildlife gardening. A proven track record of developing and managing projects is also essential, as is experience of working with volunteers/community work. If you are proactive, friendly and approachable, we would love to hear from you.

Please send CV and covering letter to vanessa@stmaryswalthamstow.org

 Closing date for applications: 8th March 2021 (downloadable PDF with full details below)

Community Gardener Job Description_Person Spec

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