Master Composter Project Officer (Fixed term post until 30th April 2018)

Home based (Cumbria)
£17,500 pro rata
14 hours per week (2 days)

Master Composters are volunteers who are recruited, trained and supported to promote home composting in their local communities. The primary role of the Project Officer is to coordinate and facilitate volunteer Master Composter activity across the districts of Allerdale, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland.

Specific Duties · To assist with the recruitment and coordination of the training programme for volunteer Master Composters. · To assist with the planning and coordination of all project activities in line with the objectives and milestones defined for the project. · To provide point of contact support for volunteer Master Composters. · To maintain contact with complimentary schemes and local community groups. · To help identify and engage with complimentary schemes / community groups / settings / events that may benefit from the support of a volunteer Master Composter. · Arrange training / workshop events for the volunteers; including arranging venue hire, catering, administration and promotion. · Gather data / information / photographs / feedback / case studies from volunteers and beneficiaries to inform progress up-dates and reports produced by the Sustainable Communities Manager. · Manage the project social media accounts and website content. · Occasional travel for meetings at Garden Organic’s Head office in Coventry as required. · To represent the organisation at appropriate events.

It is the nature of work of Garden Organic that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises where tasks are not specifically covered in the Job Description and have to be undertaken. Garden Organic actively encourages employees to spend time volunteering with other departments within the Charity.

Some evening, weekend and bank holiday working may be required.

Interviews to be held on Thursday 11th May in Penrith

Application Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Interview Date: 
Thursday, 11 May 2017