• ActivLives, Ipswich IP2 0HH
  • £13 per hour (approx. £10,160 per annum)
  • 15 hours per week
  • Fixed term contract for 3 years
  • Reference: 0898
  • Required as soon as possible.


ActivLives are seeking a Project Officer for a new learning and skills programme, Grow Your Future, at its thriving community garden sites in Ipswich.

You will have a commitment to bringing the benefits of gardening and horticulture to a wide range of people, responding to the charity’s core themes of improving health and well-being, providing opportunities for new learning, and building local communities.

Excellent project management skills are key to the role, combined with a thorough knowledge of and practical competency in horticulture and nature conservation.

The aim of the project is to provide opportunities for people experiencing disadvantage, or trying to overcome challenging circumstances in their lives, to move on into further learning, training, volunteering or employment. Experience of developing people’s skills and confidence in a horticultural setting will be a distinct advantage.

ActivGardens is committed to environmentally friendly ways of growing and gardening, and experience of sustainable plant and food production combined with an understanding of issues affecting the environment is important.

You will combine sound practical skills with excellent organisational ability, with a commitment to drive the project through from start to finish.

You will be a “people person”, responding sensitively to the needs of a wide range of people. A good sense of humour and ability to remain calm and focused on a busy site is essential.

To find out more

For an informal chat about the post, please call ActivGardens Development Manager Susannah Robirosa at ActivLives main office on: (01473) 345350 or mobile on: 07530 407302 after 20 March 2023.

Please see our website at: www.activlives.org.uk/activgardens for more information about both ActivGardens and the overall ActivLives charity.

How to apply:

To apply, please email completed application forms to: cynthia@activlives.org.uk  or post to ActivLives, Brightspace, 160 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich IP2 0HH (FAO Cynthia Glinos)

Application Form: https://bit.ly/3mtvWAO

Job Description: https://bit.ly/3L5bv7w

Closing date: 9am, 11 April 2023.

Interview date: 20 April 2023.