Ouse Valley CARES, the new National Lottery-funded initiative to support environmental and climate projects across the Ouse Valley including Lewes, has a paid vacancy for a senior community development worker. 

Ouse Valley CARES (which stands for Climate Action, Resilient Ecosystems, Sustainability) is an initiative spearheaded by the South Downs National Park Trust along with a range of partners including Transition Town Lewes, which aims to investigate, test and develop ways that the Ouse Valley can increase long-term resilience to climate change. You can read more about the project in our news story here.

The project is now seeking a Senior Community Development Worker to work 21 hours per week on a one-year fixed term contract to support community engagement with the Ouse Valley CARES programme.  This will involve:

  • Helping groups and communities make their ideas happen in the development phase
  • Enabling the project to reach and involve all parts of the community
  • Providing training to turn ideas into action and enable projects and groups to grow
  • Ensuring reach into under-represented sections of the community
  • Giving young people a voice and developing their ideas and projects.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 19th February, with interviews taking place the week starting 1st March 2021.

More information and how to apply here.