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Project Manager - Fundraising and Operations

Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Harris Hill is working with an ecological garden that provides space for the community and therapeutic services to the mental health field.

The role will be 3 days per week and run for 3 months.

About the Role
This charity has been benefiting the community for 18 years and is now embracing an exciting period of development establishing itself as a thriving therapeutic garden in North-East London.

The role of the Project Manager is to oversee and lead the development and day to day running of the garden. The diverse responsibilities of the role mean that your days will vary greatly. During a typical week you might attend meetings with local statutory or voluntary mental health organisations, organise trainings, and oversee the organisation's budget and reporting to funders.
The role balances strategic oversight with a very hands-on involvement with the project and people at the Garden. You will play an active role in strategy planning to develop an overview of the Garden's development as an organisation. You will support volunteers, Trustees and the other paid workers in implementing strategic goals. You will also lead on staff management, support, and development.
The therapeutic gardening programme for mental health service users is a central activity of the organisation. You will support the Ecotherapy Worker role, and work alongside staff in the Garden to oversee session planning and support service users. The organisation runs a Buddy Volunteer Scheme and you will support the Ecotherapy Worker in managing the Buddy Volunteer Scheme.
You will take primary responsibility for the fundraising for the organisation and will have the support of the Treasurer and book-keeper. You will work with Trustees and staff to ensure that the organisation is stable and sustainable, fundraising as appropriate to meet organisational goals as well as ensuring the budget is balanced. You will ensure the Garden fulfils its responsibilities associated with our grant funding and other partnerships, including monitoring and evaluation requirements.
You will plan and coordinate events and workshops with the appropriate staff. You will work with the Head Gardener, Ecotherapy Worker and volunteers to develop the Garden in line with sustainability and permaculture principles making sure that we sustain partnerships with local environmental projects and networks.

Experience of effective development, strategic planning, management, and delivery of projects
Experience carrying out monitoring and evaluation and liaising with funders, or excellent capacity to
learn these skills.
Experience liaising with and negotiating with statutory authorities (e.g. Local Authorities and NHS)
Experience in generating funds through grant-writing, social enterprise, crowdfunding or other non-traditional
Experience in the voluntary sector, such as recruiting, training, inducting and providing ongoing
support to volunteers.
Experience of leading and supporting a small team through a period of change, and an ability to 'hit
the ground running'
Working with diverse communities, including with people from BME communities.
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