Open Spaces Project Assistant

Placement overview

You will work within our Neighbourhood Services section, in the Land Team. This is a diverse and fast moving team, carrying out commercial and grant funded physical projects. You will work alongside delivery staff and managers helping to fund, design, implement and evaluate physical projects.

Line manager overview

Your line manager, Adam Holt, is a great ambassador for Groundwork and has over ten years’ experience of partnership working to design and implement environmental projects including sites of special biological interest.

What will I gain?

  • A very good understanding of the nuts and bolts of project work
  • Planning and delivery of various projects and activities
  • Experience liaising with community groups, local authorities, third sector organisations and other relevant agencies
  • Development of publicity and promotion of projects
  • Day to day project implementation ‘hands on’ assistance

Who will I be working with?

  • You will work most regularly alongside delivery and management staff within each of your projects
  • Your role will bring you into contact with staff at all levels across the whole Trust
  • You will also work with our partners and funders

Requirements for the Placement

  • Understanding of community development and regeneration, environmental education and the charitable sector.
  • Commitment to teamwork and working in partnership.
  • Good written and communication skills.
  • IT literate
  • Full driving licence is desirable but not essential
  • Proactive, flexible approach.
  • Creative

Placement Details

  • Placement available from NOW
  • Approx 12 weeks in length – flexible working hours within a requirement for 3 days
  • Placement will be based in Oldham
  • All expenses covered & uniform etc. provided

How to Apply

Please contact Adam Holt either by e-mail at or by telephone on 0161 624 1444.

You can visit our website here.

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Key Information


Groundwork BBOR


Fixed Term


Full Time




Administration, Countryside & Land Management, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Sustainability


Oldham, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

31st December 2017 at 10:15am

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