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Roots to Work is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

Project Coordinator

Edible Landscapes London
Remote working and Tuesdays in the garden in Finsbury Park, London

Posted: 1 May 2024

Deadline: 29 May 2024

Compensation: £23 per hour

Ethnicity Confident scheme Disability Confident scheme

Paid Part-time


Job description

Project Coordinator Specification

  • Status: Freelance
  • Contract: Fixed term 12 months commencing in July 2024.
  • Hours: Based on 96 days x 7.5 hrs (720 hrs total). To be spread evenly throughout the fixed term period.
  • Remuneration: 720 hrs x £23 per hour = Total fee of £16,560.00 for fixed term
  • Location: Various to suit role including ELL site Invoicing periods:
  • TBA Other: Working days and distribution of hours are to be agreed between the successful candidate and ELL directors: noting that there is a requirement to run the regular Tuesday volunteer sessions from 10am - 3pm for 48 weeks of the year. Attendance at occasional weekend and evening meetings and events will also be required. And from time to time meeting with our Forest Garden Manager and Sunday volunteer group.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Managing all ELL’s grants and awards, liaising and reporting to funders as required.
  2. Ensuring all grant & awards Project deliverables are fully met and on budget.
  3. Fundraising to cover the future costs of the Project Coordinator and Forest Garden Manager roles, community workshops, schools outdoor learning, after school clubs, Forest Explorers toddler drop-in, core costs and potential new projects. 
  4. Administering and managing accounts, invoices and payments. Preparing and presenting accounts to Directors at AGM and to independent accountants. Ensuring accounts are submitted to HMRC and Companies House on time. Setting the budget for the year ahead with help from the directors.
  5. Arrange and attend ELL quarterly meetings, set and distribute agendas and report to directors on progress of the project. Represent ELL at meetings with funders, Haringey Council, Park Stakeholders and other partner organisations as required.
  6. Plan and lead the weekly Tuesday volunteer session 10am -3pm. Oversee and coordinate volunteers and sessional workers. Set and coordinate the rota for Sunday Volunteer sessions with Forest Garden Manager and Wednesday Forest Explorers. Manage both the Directors and the Volunteers WhatsApp group.
  7. Work closely with the Forest Garden Manager to plan plant propagation and garden activities.
  8. With the Forest Garden Manager, ensure maintenance of ELL’s additional areas within Finsbury Park - the Shop Window area, showcase bed and Orchard as agreed with Haringey Council (park manager).
  9. Liaise with local schools, booking classes for outdoor learning and booking educators to deliver outdoor education, after school clubs and workshops.
  10. Manage The Wild City Project 2025 with Salters Institute. Ensuring all education and build project deliverables are met and on budget.
  11. Lead on outreach and engagement to increase ELL’s impact. Arrange workshops and training in Forest Gardening and related subjects. Advertise these events on our social media platforms and other locations, designing, printing and distributing flyers to local cafes, libraries and schools etc.
  12. Support Directors with the website and update and maintain social media accounts.
  13. Create and distribute the newsletter every 6-8 weeks.

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About Edible Landscapes London

Edible Landscapes London (ELL) is a not-for-profit community education project located within Haringey’s Finsbury Park. We specialise in Forest Gardening – a low maintenance food growing design system that mimics natural ecosystems using a variety of perennial plants and trees and is beneficial to humans and wildlife. We pioneered the first accredited course in Forest Gardening and have since trained hundreds of students in plant propagation, permaculture and other related subjects.

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