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Freelance Opportunity Birmingham

 

Community Greenspace Consultant Birmingham

To develop and implement a design concept and community engagement plan to encourage more visitors to the community orchard at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham 

  • Freelance. Contracted period: May/June 17- March 18
  • Fee: £8,000 (£200/day x 40 days over the contracted period) includes VAT. 
  • Location: QE Hospital and working from home 
  • Responsible to: Programme Director (The Orchard Project) and Head of Inclusion Engagement and Wellbeing (Queen Elizabeth Hospital)

The work so far 

The Orchard Project has been working in partnership with Queen Elizabeth (QE) hospital and partners to plant an 80 tree community orchard in the grounds of the hospital. Over the course of the last 2 years we have engaged the local community in our Orchard Leader programme through a series of pruning, maintenance and mulching sessions to encourage people to take ownership of the orchard. We have delivered this work as part of our national Helping Britain Blossom community orchard programme.

Next steps 

We have secured funding to continue working on Helping Britain Blossom for another two years and we want to focus more on the benefits that community orchards can have for people, and to be able to start to evidence those benefits. The first year of the two year programme will concentrate on designing and creating a space where the hospital community can use as a place of rest, reflection and peace. The hospital community being; staff, patients, visitors, volunteers, participants from the Learning Hub, students and staff from the neighbouring university.

The role

We are looking for a freelance practitioner who has excellent knowledge and experience to develop and implement a design concept and community engagement plan to encourage more visitors to the community orchard at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. To find out more read the Job Description and Personal Specification below,

Application Procedure 

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want the contract and what experience you can bring to the role to; Claire Morris, Programme Director at The Orchard Project, at claire@theorchardproject.org.uk 

The closing date for applications is 5pm 26th April. Interviews will be held in either Manchester or Birmingham on 4th May.