Location: Colne Valley Visitor Centre

15 Hours per week


Location: Based at Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, UB9 5PG
Contract: Fixed Term Contract – 3 months
Salary: £11.44 per hour
Hours: 09:30am – 15:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

An exciting opportunity to join our friendly Green Team at Groundwork South and learn how to carry out a wide range of green spaces work across the Colne Valley Regional Park and in surrounding areas.

Summary of role: You will assist with the delivery of green spaces enhancement and community & corporate volunteering days in and around the Colne Valley Regional Park. You will gain experience of practical delivery of a wide range of conservation tasks from invasive species removal to habitat management and path maintenance. We will offer work-based learning and training.

We are looking for people who are interested in working outdoors as part of a team and are interested in the environment. The post holder will enjoy taking part in manual work in all types of weather (appropriate PPE will be provided). You will be working across the Colne Valley Regional Park and in the surrounding area, so no two days are likely to be the same.

This role is suitable for someone with limited experience in horticulture, conservation, and grounds maintenance who is looking to enter this sector of work.

For key requirements of the role please see the personal specification attached to the Job Description on our website.

In return we offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum plus public holidays
  • Health Cash Plan and 24-hour online access to a GP
  • PERKS scheme – such as discounted gym membership and shopping discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme – including mental health helpline and face to face counselling
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work and pension contributions
  • Family friendly policies to support work/life balance with time off in lieu for out of hours activities
  • Business travel expenses

We are a creative, committed and enthusiastic organisation with a great track record of project development, fundraising and delivery, so there are always opportunities to grow and develop your role within our friendly team.

 Groundwork South

Groundwork South works with communities across the south of England to transform their lives and the places where they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration for over 25 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working.

We are passionate about creating a future where every neighborhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. This vision drives the work that we do. Each year we deliver over 100 innovative projects, tackling the biggest issues facing our communities and creating real and lasting, positive change.

Apply now!

Job Description – Green Skills Operative Trainee – JD


To apply, please read the Job Description and send your CV and covering letter (explaining how you meet the requirements of the JD) to: [email protected] please quote the reference number ‘GKOT24’  on your covering letter and email communication.

For further information and to discuss the role please contact Jess at [email protected].

Closing date for applications: 24th March 2024
Interview date: As and when applications come in

Groundwork South is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community