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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Bankside Open Spaces Trust is hiring a Community Engagement Facilitator

Position type: Part time – 21 hours per week, occasional evenings and weekends. 3 Year fixed term contract.

Salary: £27,782.04 FTE

Application deadline: Midnight Sunday 17th September 2023

Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) is an environmental and volunteering charity working to protect, preserve and enhance parks and gardens in London’s SE1 and surrounding areas. We care for open spaces and run community projects to share our love of gardening and the outdoors. We support local people gardening on their estates, run horticultural training and host a range of youth and sports activities throughout the year.

BOST would like to broaden our reach in terms of participants and beneficiaries from marginalised and underrepresented local groups. The Community Engagement Facilitator will host activities and workshops, raise awareness, identify and provide ongoing support to participants across all BOST programmes. In particular, identifying and proactively engaging with key, hard to reach target groups and those who have barriers to accessing green spaces. Currently these include, but are not limited to, individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTQ+, those with disabilities, those furthest from employment and other socially isolated individuals and groups.

Job Purpose

To proactively work with groups and organisations who work with marginalised and underrepresented local people, particularly those from ethnic minority backgrounds, those who have disabilities, are unemployed or from the LGBTQ+ community, by coordinating and delivering activities, workshops and sessions at BOST’s sites and other agreed sites in the community.

Read the full job description and details on how to apply.