Grow Wilder Grower Engagement Officer

Closing date:
Salary: £18,000-20,000 pro rata depending on skills and experience
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time

Grow Wilder,

181 Frenchay Park Road
Bristol, BS16 1HB
Part time: 22.5 hours per week
Fixed-term: 6 months, immediate start

Do you have a passion for growing wildlife-friendly food and working with community groups to tackle food insecurity? We are looking for an energetic and innovative Growing and Engagement Officer to join AWT’s Grow Wilder team to deliver a six-month pilot project to explore ways to connect growers with people in ways that improve access to good food.

Contact details

If you are interested in this position, please download the job description and application form and return completed applications and equal opportunities monitoring forms to Alternatively, post your completed application to HR, Avon Wildlife Trust, 32 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol, BS8 1DR.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 19th April 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a first interview to take place on Wednesday 28th April 2021.

If you would like to discuss this role or have any questions, please email and a conversation can be arranged.

No CVs or agencies please.

About you:

You will have direct responsibility to set up a small-scale, wildlife-friendly market garden at Grow Wilder to support people experiencing food insecurity to gain access to affordable food and the skills to grow their own food. Working with local communities and organisations you establish an outreach, training, and mentoring program, for up to six participants, to work on the market garden for the duration of the project and beyond.

If you have experience of planning and overseeing food growing on community projects, as well as a good understanding of sustainable food growing practices, community engagement and working with volunteers, we would love to hear from you!

About us:

Avon Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to working with local people for local wildlife, covering the West of England region (former county of Avon). It is supported by more than 17,500 members, manages over 30 nature reserves and is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts in the UK.

The Wildlife Trusts value diversity. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.