Job opportunity: Community Engagement Worker

  • Are you passionate about promoting low carbon lifestyles?
  • Do you know how to reach people in under represented communities?
  • Do you have experience of running a project and making things happen within a community setting?

The Hornbeam Centre is seeking to appoint a part time Community Engagement Worker who will be responsible for the strategic development, and day to day management, of the Low Cost Living Project.

The Hornbeam Centre is a community environmental centre with a café and meeting room space. It provides a hub for local food and environmental education projects, and a space for people to find out what’s going on locally and how to get involved.

Hornbeam’s Low Cost Living Project aims to

  • reduce the impact of Waltham Forest’s residents on the environment
  • reduce household expenditure,
  • engage communities in environmental awareness, and
  • increase environmental volunteering and improve health and wellbeing through environmental activities.

A project key aim is to engage sections of the community that have not traditionally been active in the environmental movement.  The successful applicant will be working with Hornbeam partners to deliver a programme of workshops, events and skills share activities that help residents reduce household expenditure and their impact on the environment. For more project information follow this link:

The Community Engagement Worker is a flexitime position for 17 hours per week, and has a salary of £11.50 per hour. Click here for the job description for this role.

An overview of Hornbeam’s project & staffing structure is here:

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Please send a letter of application outlining how your experience meets the requirement for this position, which can be emailed or posted to:

The closing date for applications is midday Monday 16th September 2013.

We will invite suitable applicants to meet us on Wednesday 25th & Friday 27th September 2013.

If you do not hear from us please assume you have not been selected.


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The Hornbeam Low Cost Living Project is supported by grants from the City Bridge Trust (the City of London Corporation’s Charity) & London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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Hornbeam Environmental Centre & Community Café, 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, E17 9AH