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Bankside Open Spaces Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and organised person with a passion for environmental volunteering to work within the SE1 community!

Volunteer Co-ordinator


Location: Bankside SE1 And Surrounding Areas

Part Time: 3 Days (21 hours a week)

Salary: £28,880 – £30,578 Full Time Equivalent (depending on experience)

Closing Date: Sunday 7th April 2024


About the role:
Bankside Open Spaces Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and organised person with a
passion for environmental volunteering to work within the SE1 community. This is an exciting
and varied role working with an award winning environmental and community charity in
Central London.
The Volunteer Coordinator will proactively work with existing volunteers and Crossbones
Graveyard wardens, recruit and induct new volunteers for our successful community
gardening sessions and wardens for Crossbones Graveyard. This will be facilitated primarily
through our existing volunteer programmes but also by the management of contracts, events,
partnership working and local networks, and by raising awareness of BOST’s work through
traditional and new engagement channels.

You will be responsible for planning and delivering the charities volunteer program, responsible
for the Community Engagement Facilitator who focuses on the engagement of volunteers from
underrepresented groups into our gardening sessions.
This post is generously supported by City Bridge Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund
Excellent communication skills are required in both written and verbal communication and a
friendly and welcoming manner. You will need to be flexible in your working approach, working
both independently and as part of a team to deliver the aims of our charity. This will include
additional engagement activities, supporting our events, volunteering sessions and community
involvement activities.

About Bankside Open Spaces Trust:
Bankside Open Spaces Trust is an environmental and volunteering charity. We were set up in
2000 by a group of local people with an aim to improve the SE1 area, making it a greener, more
beautiful place to live and work.
We manage and maintain open spaces, welcome volunteers from both the community and the
corporate sector, run regular gardening groups, support park steering groups, organise and
take part in public events and educational projects, and offer advice to others. We collaborate
closely with local residents and businesses to champion green spaces.
Thousands of people enjoy our open spaces every day. Each of our sites is unique, with its own
atmosphere, identity and sense of place. Our spaces include Red Cross Garden, Marlborough
Sports Garden, Waterloo Millennium Green and Tate Community Garden. Our spaces have
won more than 32 awards, including the UNESCO Man and Biosphere award, London in Bloom
Champion of Champions and the MPGA London Spade for our community gardening

None of our work would be possible without our incredible staff, volunteers and trustees. We
are partnered with numerous community organisations, housing associations, educational and
health organisations, landowners and funders who have worked with us over the years and
their continued support is what makes Bankside Open Spaces Trust what it is today.


How to apply

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