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Post: ‘Grow Your Community’ Project Co-ordinator – freelance
Rate: £90 per day (7.5 hours)
Hours: Total 7.5 hours per week. These can split into two half days – one of which should be Thursday morning.
Additional hours may be offered, including occasional evenings or weekends
Duration: 26 weeks September 2019 to March 2020
Base: Sudbury and Great Cornard parks and green spaces with hot desk/ home working for administration (to be agreed)
Office: ActivLives, Brightspace, 160 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich IP2 0HH
Reporting to: ActivGardens Development Manager
The post holder will co-ordinate an existing community horticulture project to provide opportunities for local people to get involved in volunteering and improving their environment in Sudbury and Great Cornard’s parks and green spaces.
A key role will be to facilitate volunteering in Sudbury’s main park, where an established group meets every Thursday morning.
The post holder will also work with disadvantaged adults in building their skills towards employment through horticultural work experience both in Sudbury and further afield, for example, in Ipswich.
The project may involve work in schools with young people.
Aims and objectives
To bring local people together and foster a sense of community through volunteering and activities.
To enhance the health and well-being of local people, especially those experiencing disadvantage through ill health, disability, mental health issue, social isolation, or older people.
To build skills and help “hard to reach” move towards employment.
To build skills, confidence and local pride in young people.
To improve the environment of Sudbury and Great Cornard and surrounding areas and make it a healthier, greener place.
Main Duties of the post holder:
To provide opportunities for people to volunteer in parks and community green spaces in order to gain social and health benefits and improve their environment.
Main session is currently Thursday mornings 10am to 12.30pm in Belle Vue Park